Any experience with EoMPLS PE switches?

Jason Lixfeld jason at lixfeld.ca
Tue Apr 21 19:59:02 CDT 2009


Looking to migrate away from a VLAN centric core to provision client  
TLS circuits into something a little more scalable.  EoMPLS seems like  
the apple to chew these days.

Anyone have any experience with a cost effective EoMPLS PE (VPLS is  
likely going to be a necessity down the road too) that also does what  
any other purpose built edge switch would do?  QinQ, L2 protocol  
tunneling, port security (MAC lock down, UNI ports, etc), DHCP server,  
LACP, MSTP, BGP/OSPF/ISIS?  In a perfect world, this thing would be  
about 1U, have between 12-24 ports, mixed mode (SFP + RJ45)  
10/100/1000, dual DC power.  Not looking to burn up glass by pulling  
all our customers back to a central aggregation box, so we'd be  
looking to drop one or more of these devices into all of our on-net  
buildings (40 or so), so they'd have to be relatively cost effective.

Cisco doesn't seem to have anything reasonably priced.
I haven't had much luck keeping MRV's 910 series from crashing.

Off-list replies are probably fine.  If there is any genuine interest,  
I'd be happy to post my findings.

Thanks in advance.




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