[j-nsp] Juniper vMX

Mike Williams mike.williams at comodo.com
Wed Jan 25 08:13:42 EST 2017

Hi all,

We're just now looking at a similar requirement to Alex, and was wondering 
what the current thoughts are on vMX.

Perhaps 2 or 3 Gbps, several full BGP views, maybe quite a lot of flowspec 
routes (100s possibly), various filter-based-forwarding, a logical system or 
two, and under 15 gigE ports (we'd use KVM and PCI passthrough).

Junipers MX line lacks the routing-engine horsepower at the throughput scale 
we're expecting.
If the MX104 had better routing engines maybe things would be different.

Many thanks.

On Friday 09 September 2016 17:27:52 Alex Valo wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am just wondering if anybody here is using Juniper vMX in production with
> success? We have a project with a very small budget. The first phase will
> be about 200 Mbps  (6 months), then 500 Mbps (6 to 12 months) and finally 3
> Gbps (12 months and beyond).
> Our design:
> - 2 routers with iBGP/OSPF between them
> - 4 eBGP sessions with 1 Gbps from upstreams with full view
> - 2 eBGP sessions with 1 Gbps downstream with full view
> - a few static route subnets
> - filtering using regular route maps and traffic engineering using BGP
> communities - syslog of all event
> - sFlow/NetFlow/IPFIX on the upstreams interfaces
> Looking for some feedbacks:
> Anybody keen to share their experience on either or both of these platforms?
> Anything to be specifically aware of?
> Which hardware do you use?
> What are you traffic level?
> Did it work? Is it bullet-proof?
> Looking forward to your messages and feedbacks.
> Alex
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Mike Williams

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