Layer 2 vs. Layer 3 to TOR

Shane Ronan sronan at fattoc.com
Fri Nov 13 12:51:48 CST 2009


Disagree, the EX is a very capable L3 router for LANs.


On Nov 13, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Cord MacLeod wrote:

> On Nov 13, 2009, at 4:14 AM, Matthew Walster wrote:
> 
>> 2009/11/12 David Coulson <david at davidcoulson.net>
>> 
>>> You could route /32s within your L3 environment, or maybe even leverage
>>> something like VPLS - Not sure of any TOR-level switches that MPLS
>>> pseudowire a port into a VPLS cloud though.
>>> 
>> 
>> Just to let you know - the Juniper EX4200 series only support a single label
>> stack, and RSVP not LDP - plus they have a restricted BGP table size, so
>> VPLS is out of the question.
> 
> If you wanted something to do this, it's called an MX series.  The ex is a switch... l3, but still a switch.
> 





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