Cisco 7600 (7609) as a core BGP router.

Peter Kranz pkranz at
Fri Jul 17 21:26:25 UTC 2009

We run the 6509-e platform in this role with Sup720-3bxl's.. and they have
been rock solid. 

Peter Kranz
Founder/CEO - Unwired Ltd
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wininger [mailto:jwininger at] 
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 2:23 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Cisco 7600 (7609) as a core BGP router.

I have an opportuniy to put two 7609s into the core of my network.

Currently we have 3 upstream providers, taking full BGP routes. (2 in one
router and one in another). We have 17 BGP peers/customers (peering to each
router), and adding about one new BGP peer every 2-3 months. It is a modest
network by most standards. We are running OSPF and BGP between the existing

Not rocket science, nothing special (no MPLS, no VRF etc), very simple

Does anyone have any recommendations on the 7600's as a core BGP router?
Good or bad? Have they been a stable platform in a core/BGP environment?
Jim Wininger

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