Failover how much complexity will it add?

adel at adel at
Sun Nov 8 22:39:48 UTC 2009

So if my requirements are as follows:

- BGP router capable of holding full Internet routing table.  (whether I go for partial or full, I think I want something with full capability).

- Capable of pushing 100meg plus of mixed traffic.

What are my options?  I want to exclude openbsd, or linux with quagga.  Probably looking at Cisco or Juniper products, but interested
in any other alternatives people suggest.  I realise this is quite a broad question, but hoping this will provide a starting point.  Oh and
if I have missed any specs I should have included above, please let me know.



On Sun  10:18 PM , Seth Mattinen <sethm at> wrote:

> adel at wrote:
> > I think partial routes makes perfect sense, makes sense that traffic
> for customers who are connected to each of my upstreams should go out of
> > the correct BGP link as long as they are up! Now I need to start
> thinking of BGP router choices, sure I have a plethora of choices :-(
> > 
> Personally I'll always go for full routes if the router has enough
> memory (software based) or TCAM space (hardware based). Cheaper to do on
> software platforms though. An entry level Cisco 2811 can take full
> tables from multiple upstreams with 786MB RAM or even 512. It won't push
> 100 meg of mixed traffic though.
> ~Seth

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