Juniper M10i sufficient for BGP, or go with M20?

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at
Mon May 14 01:26:48 UTC 2007

On Sun, 13 May 2007, Donald Stahl 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. 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.
> The M10i is perfectly capable of handling the full table and then some.
> The only question is whether you want to buy more just in case your needs
> grow.
> That said- Last time I spoke to a Juniper rep I was told that their 4 port
> GigE card for the M7/M10 is oversubscribed 4:1- ie the backplane
> connection is only gigabit. Check into that if it is important to you. I

he said 'blade' to which I read '4 pics in a FPC'... maybe it's a
terminology thing? Neal?

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