GSR Route Reflector: maximum number of clients?

James DeMong James.DeMong at
Tue May 1 19:31:27 UTC 2001

I have a GSR 12008 that is acting as a route reflector and core router. 
What is the practical maximum (from an operational standpoint) number of
clients it can support? (My Cisco sources  tell me that the maximum
technically possible is large and does not significantly impact the
operation the forwarding of the GSR.)

In terms of manageability and simplicity, is it more favourable to have a
separate box (e.g. 7206 VXR) handle the route reflector job?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

James DeMong
Network Design Specialist
TELUS Advanced Communications
Phone: (403) 503-3718
Email: James.DeMong at

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