vyatta for bgp

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 18:41:12 CDT 2011


On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Andreas Echavez <andreas at livejournalinc.com
> wrote:

>
> The most reliable/cost effective solution is the cheap and redundant
> approach to architecture.
>
> Reliable hardware is incredibly inexpensive, and every year we get better
> CPUs and (recently) GPUs that are providing APIs and interfaces to their
> incredible parallel processing capability.
>
> -Andreas
>
>
+1 Scaling Horizontally. Applies to your networking gear, your applications,
etc. If you assume anything is going to break, just get more and
scale/architect properly.



> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Alain Hebert <ahebert at pubnix.net> wrote:
>
> >     Hi,
> >
> >    As usual this end-up in what people prefer.
> >
> >    Vyatta is as good as the hardware it runs on, the backend they use and
> > the people configuring/maintaining it.
> >
> >    The nature of ASIC make it more reliable than a multi-purpose device
> > (aka server) running an OS written for it.
> >
> >    It end up being a choice between risk and cost and being that you can
> > get your hand on second hand iron for cheap these days...
> >
> >    Why risk it.
> >
> >
> > -----
> > Alain Hebert                                ahebert at pubnix.net
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> >
> >
> > On 09/15/11 09:05, Ray Soucy wrote:
> >
> >> Is Vyatta really not suited for the task?
> >>
> >> I keep checking up on it and holding off looking into it as they don't
> >> support multicast yet.
> >>
> >> Modern commodity sever hardware these days often out-powers big iron
> >> enough to make up for not using ASICs, though, at least on the lower
> >> end of the spectrum.
> >>
> >> Does anyone have any more details on Vyatta not scaling?  Were you
> >> trying to run it as a VM?  What were you using for NICs? etc.
> >>
> >> The hardware matters.  Saying Vyatta doesn't cut it could mean
> anything...
> >>
> >> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Dobbins, Roland<rdobbins at arbor.net>
> >>  wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Sep 14, 2011, at 5:54 AM, Deepak Jain wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  Some enterprises get MPLS L3 VPN service from their providers, and
> need
> >>>> boxes that can route packets to it and speak BGP to inject their
> routes.
> >>>>  They are not, per se, connected to the Internet, and thus won't be
> >>>> "zorched", at least in the sense you are using it.
> >>>>
> >>> Hence 'public-facing'.
> >>>
> >>> ;>
> >>>
> >>> ------------------------------**------------------------------**
> >>> -----------
> >>> Roland Dobbins<rdobbins at arbor.net>  //<http://www.arbornetworks.**com<
> http://www.arbornetworks.com>
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>>                The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
> >>>
> >>>                          -- Oscar Wilde
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
>



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