Juniper M10i sufficient for BGP, or go with M20?

Joe Abley jabley at
Sun May 13 22:26:24 UTC 2007

On 13-May-2007, at 15:33, Neal Rauhauser wrote:

>  I don't know much about Juniper but I'm about to learn with a new  
> job. If I'm going to take full routes from a couple of upstreams  
> and have a couple of peers will the M10i (768M max) be enough or is  
> the M20 (2048M max) a better choice.

I think the quick answer based on just that requirement is "an M10i  
will do fine". I am not aware that Juniper sell a router which will  
struggle with a default configuration to handle a few views of the  
full table, but perhaps my rhetorical spectacles are unreasonably  
rosy right now.

> Layout here is such that I'd expect to use a single quad gigabit  
> port ethernet blade in each of a pair of M10i/M20 to achieve  
> redundancy.
>  Is there a pricing resource for this stuff online some where? I do  
> *not* want to hear from any sales people over this comment ...

Try checking the j-nsp archives at < 
juniper-nsp/>. Good luck with not hearing from sales people.


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