How are you aggregating WAN customers these days?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Mon Jan 10 09:37:43 CST 2011


On 1/10/2011 9:28 AM, Chris wrote:
> The ASRs seem to be the consensus in a lot of places. Wondering if
> anyone has tried anything like aggregating T1 customers onto a mux
> box, then connecting that back to a 6500.
>
> What are the general impressions of the ASR series?

I need to get one to play with. I see them better for handling end-node 
terminations, and according to the cisco guys I've talked to, the ASR 
has and will continue to have more subscriber management functionality 
than traditional IOS.

For t1, I either run a mux(telco side) into a CT3(ISP side) on a 7200 
(there's equiv SPAs), or if it hits one of my larger pops, I drop it 
into a mux(telco side) which terminates with all of my OC3 and smaller 
circuits into a CHOC48(telco/ISP crossconnect link).

Given that most of these circuits are being long hauled anyways, this 
just made the best sense to us. It also (even though telco/ISP are 
related in this case) assisted in management domains.


Jack





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