Cisco 7600 (7609) as a core BGP router.

Bailey Stephen Stephen.Bailey at uk.fujitsu.com
Mon Jul 20 08:22:22 CDT 2009


I previously ran a single 7609 with dual Sup720's as a Core Internet BGP
Router, running OSPF & iBGP

Never had any problems and was a very stable platform

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wininger [mailto:jwininger at indianafiber.net] 
Sent: 17 July 2009 22:23
To: nanog at nanog.org
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
routers.

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

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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