Latest Cisco for small dual homed ASN

Matthew Huff mhuff at
Thu Feb 11 19:12:42 UTC 2010

You can squeeze by with 512MB, but 1GB of ram would be better. 

A 7204VXR with 1GB of ram will work fine. You can also squeeze by with a 2951
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Smallacombe [mailto:up at]
> Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 1:53 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Latest Cisco for small dual homed ASN
> I have a customer that is looking at using BGP for their network; one
> connection over a few bonded T1s, the other over a Comcast Enterprise
> connection (which supposedly will do BGP now).
> When I was dual homed a few years ago, a 7204VXR with 256MB was more than
> adequate.  With routing tables growing the way they are, what's a good
> Cisco based solution on the lower end of the price spectrum that should
> handle this fine for a few years?
> Somebody else is suggesting a Vyatta (Linux based) solution, which makes
> me a little nervous.  Then again, Linux has improved dramatically from a
> security and stability P.O.V, so maybe it's worth a look if there's no
> hard drive involved.
> TIA,
> James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
> up at	
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