[j-nsp] Juniper MX5 Advice

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Wed Nov 27 02:34:18 EST 2013

On Monday, November 25, 2013 11:21:21 PM Jason Warren wrote:

> I am looking for some advise. I am looking at picking up
> two Juniper MX5's to replace a Cisco 7206 Router that is
> acting as a BGP router. I am wanting to run the
> Juniper's in as much of a HA or failover as can be. I
> have two BGP connections to the outside world. My
> thought process so far is to terminate one upstream BGP
> connection into each MX5. Then I was thinking of running
> a physical link between the two MX5s and run a iBGP
> session . Then coming off each MX5 would be a VRRP
> instance that would connect to the rest of my network.
> This would allow all of my network to only know one
> default gateway but hopefully allow the MX5's the
> capability of fully utilize both upstream connections.
> Is there a better way or any 'gotchas' that comes to
> mind with the above?

That's a reasonable deployment.

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