Failover how much complexity will it add?

adel at baklawasecrets.com adel at baklawasecrets.com
Mon Nov 9 04:53:03 CST 2009


You will laugh, but the budget at the moment looks like £13k.  Impossible?  Do only linux and openbsd solutions remain in the mix for this pittance?



On Sun  11:47 PM , Dale Rumph <daler at ibbs.com> wrote:

> What does your budget look like? A pair of Cisco 7246vxr's with G1's
> sitting on the edge of the network would be very effective and still allow
> expansion. Or you could go up to the 7609. However this gear may be
> slightly overkill. You might be ok with a 3660 enterprise and a ton of
> ram. I have done single sessions on them but not with the level of HA your
> looking for.
> 
> Just my 2c
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: adel at baklawasecrets.com 
> To: nanog at nanog.org 
> Sent: Sun Nov 08 18:36:31 2009
> Subject: Re: Failover how much complexity will it add?
> 
> Basically the organisation that I'm working for will not have the skills
> in house to support a linux or bsd box. They will have trouble
> with supporting the BGP configuration, however I don't think they will be
> happy with me if I leave them with a linux box when they
> don't have linux/unix resource internally. At least with a Cisco or
> Juniper they are familiar with IOS and it won't be too foreign to them.
> 
> On Sun 11:30 PM , "Renato Frederick"  wrote:
> 
> > There are any problems with quagga+BSD/Linux that you know or something
> 
> > like that?
> > 
> > Or in your scenario a "cisco/juniper box" is a requirement?
> > 
> > I'm asking this because I'm always running BGP with upstreams providers
> 
> > using quagga on BSD and everything is fine until now.
> > 
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > From: 
> > Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 8:39 PM
> > To: 
> > Subject: Re: Failover how much complexity will it add?
> > 
> > >
> > > So if my requirements are as follows:
> > >
> > > - BGP router capable of holding full Internet routing table. (whether
> I
> > 
> > > go for partial or full, I think I want something with full
> capability).
> > >
> > > - Capable of pushing 100meg plus of mixed traffic.
> > >
> > > What are my options? I want to exclude openbsd, or linux with quagga.
> 
> > > Probably looking at Cisco or Juniper products, but interested
> > > in any other alternatives people suggest. I realise this is quite a
> > broad 
> > > question, but hoping this will provide a starting point. Oh and
> > > if I have missed any specs I should have included above, please let
> me 
> > > know.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Adel
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 




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