What do you think about the Juniper MX line?

Howard Hart Howard.Hart at ooma.com
Sun Jun 26 05:03:17 UTC 2011

We have a couple installed as our edge routers.

Pluses -  solid as a rock, easy to administer, and will take some extremely high packet rates for relatively low cost (important for us since we use them for VoIP traffic). If you're approaching the capacity of a 1GB uplink, I highly recommend these as your first step to 10 GB.

Minuses - careful on your MX80 version. The MX80-48T includes a built in 48 port 1 GigE switch, but we've had compatibility issues with it and other vendors switches. The modular version that replaces the MX80-48T costs quite a bit more, but it does give you a lot more connection and compatibility options.

Howard Hart

On Jun 25, 2011, at 9:37 PM, "Ryan Finnesey" <ryan.finnesey at HarrierInvestments.com> wrote:

> I would love to know the same I am looking at the MX line as well for a
> new network build-out 
> Cheers
> Ryan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris [mailto:behrnetworks at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:29 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: What do you think about the Juniper MX line?
> Hello,
> I've been doing some research into using the MX line of Juniper routers
> and was interested in hearing people's experiences (the good, bad, and
> ugly). What do you like about them? What do you dislike?
> Where are you putting them in your network? Where are you not putting
> them? Why? What other platforms would you consider and why? I hope to
> hear some candid responses, but feel free to respond privately if you
> need to.
> Thanks!

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