Cisco 7600 (7609) as a core BGP router.

Bailey Stephen Stephen.Bailey at
Mon Jul 20 13:22:22 UTC 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] 
Sent: 17 July 2009 22:23
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
router and one in another). We have 17 BGP peers/customers (peering to
router), and adding about one new BGP peer every 2-3 months. It is a
network by most standards. We are running OSPF and BGP between the

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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