options for full routing table in 1 year?

Dan Snyder sliplever at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 09:45:37 CDT 2009


An Alcatel 7750SR can support over 1 million BGP routes in its FIB and  I
assume that the Cisco XR12000 family would also be able to handle the full
table a year from now.

-Dan


On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 9:33 PM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com> wrote:

> I was chatting with someone the other day and we were trying to build a
> complete list of all units which can handle full routing tables 1 year from
> now, assuming current 4k/month growth (nevermind de-aggregation)
>
> Juniper M/T-series units could handle 600k before, now 1mil with I-chip
> upgrade?
> Juniper MX-series units are always 1mil
>
> Cisco 6500/7600 with SUP720-3BXL handles 1mil routes
>
> Force10 E300/600/1200 with dual-cam line cards handle 512k routes
> Force10 E600/1200 with Exascale (quad-cam) line cards handle 1mil routes
>
> Is there anything I'm forgetting here?
>
> And if you already have one of these units, the upgrades are:
>
> Juniper M-series units can replace the FPIC card to get new I-chip?
>        ...if I understand it, no other cards need replaced
>
> Cisco 6500/7600 you replace SUP32 or SUP720 with SUP720-3BXL
>        ...if I understand it, no other cards need replaced?
>        (note that this disagrees with my understanding of how their FIB/CEF
> works so I'm curious about this)
>
> Force10 you replace every single line card, since the entire chassis is
> limited to the smallest CAM size available.
>
> --
> Jo Rhett
> Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source and
> other randomness
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