Router for Metro Ethernet

Tony Varriale tvarriale at
Fri Apr 16 09:29:09 CDT 2010

>---- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Bill Stewart" <nonobvious at>
>To: "Tony Varriale" <tvarriale at>
>Cc: <nanog at>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10:22 AM
>Subject: Re: Router for Metro Ethernet
>That's the spec sheet, and that's for straight forwarding.
>If you want to do much of anything else at all with the router,
>Cisco has another web page that says they only recommend 45Mbps on the
>3845 and something like half that on the 3825.
>It's especially an issue if you need to do traffic-shaping, which you
>usually do for MetroE.

That's the marketing sheet so you continue to purchase up.

But, notice what I said in my original post about CPU.  There's only so much 
of it.  So, adjust appropriately for whatever feature you turn on.


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