Juniper M10i sufficient for BGP, or go with M20?

Scott Weeks surfer at
Mon May 14 20:14:14 UTC 2007

--- neal at wrote:
: I don't know much about Juniper but I'm about to learn 
: with a new job. 

If your experience is like mine, you'll fall in love with the M-series and absolutely despise the E-series (Unisphere)

: 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 use the M10i platform for some of my border routers.  For example, below, I'm receiving full routes from a couple of upstreams and a partial with 768Meg for a good while now and no problems.

RE0> show chassis routing-engine
Routing Engine status:

    DRAM                       768 MB
    Memory utilization          46 percent
    Model                          RE-5.0

RE0> show bgp summary
ASN       #Active/Received/Damped
------    ----------------------------
AAA       625/994/0
BBB       152613/214987/0
CCC       62655/215400/0


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