[j-nsp] Juniper 10G Switch Options

Tim Jackson jackson.tim at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 09:38:59 EDT 2015

It should support EVPN shortly.

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 6:38 AM Joe Freeman <joe at netbyjoe.com> wrote:

> Keep in mind the QFX5100 doesn't support evpn or vpls. To do vpls right
> now, we're having to l2vpn back to an MX tunnel interface and stitch into a
> bridge domain. It's not pretty but so far it has worked. We've got our
> fingers crossed that evpn is coming soon.
> Also, the 5100's apparently aren't using ASICs, or at least aren't using
> an ASIC on the interfaces that will support flexible-ethernet-services.
> What this means is that I can't L2 switch a customer on the same QFX
> interface that I'm either A) Terminating another customer at L3 (l3 vpn for
> example), or B) Doing a vlan-ccc/l2circuit/l2vpn connection on. This means
> there are some use cases (p2p ethernet circuits between olt's in the same
> CO for instance) that may require more than 1 port between the QFX and the
> olt.
> Joe
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 8:26 AM, Tim Jackson <jackson.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd recommend QFX5100 or EX4600. Same hardware inside for both.
>> Beware that there are a few issues with DHCP and DHCPv6 pass through on
>> them, but that seems to be resolved now.
>> On Jun 4, 2015 6:22 AM, "Colton Conor" <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > We need a Juniper switch with at least 24 built in SFP+ ports. Looks
>> like
>> > Juniper has a ton of options including the EX4500, EX4550, EX4600, and
>> the
>> > QFX line which I don't know much about. This switch will be for
>> aggregation
>> > purposes for an access network that has GPON OLT's with 10G uplinks on
>> > them. What do you recommend? Which has the latest hardware? Which is the
>> > most cost effective? Any limitations to be aware of?
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