"2M today, 10M with no change in technology"? An informal survey.

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Tue Aug 28 02:59:37 UTC 2007

On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, John A. Kilpatrick wrote:

> 1.	Cisco is still selling the 7600 with the Sup32 bundle (which is what 
> we bought) and saying you can take a full route table on it.  I could already 
> do MPLS and IPv6 on this box.  This is pretty new hardware.

Where are they saying that?  The Sup32 sounded great until it became clear 
that it came with PFC3B (not 3BXL), and that there was no upgrade path to 
3BXL.  If it was/is being sold as a BGP routing solution, it was awfully 
short sighted.

> 2.	The only thing I could buy is the top of the line Sup720 3BXL. Ok, 
> fine, but I don't need mega-super-d00per backplane speed. I just need more 
> TCAM like Christoper Walken needs more cowbell.  Cisco needs to have a

We're in the same boat.  According to show catalyst6000, our Sup2's are 
doing just fine.  If there were a Sup32-3BXL, it'd be more than sufficient 
for our needs.

> If I end up upgrading because of this it will probably be a forklift upgrade 
> to another platform.  And there's no guarantee that it would be a Cisco one.

I guess cisco wants to play chicken with us and Juniper.  Will you really 
do the forklift, or just bite the bullet and go Sup720-3BXL?  I think 
they're better on the latter and counting on a bunch of hardware sales in 
the coming months.

  Jon Lewis                   |  I route
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