Current recommendations for 2 x full bgp feed

Randy Carpenter rcarpen at
Sat May 7 14:34:08 UTC 2011

I do it currently with Cisco 2821 routers with 1 GB of RAM, so it doesn't take all that much for just the BGP. It all depends on the throughput. I have sites that have 7200VXR routers with NPE-G2 and 2GB of RAM that handle 2x 1 Gig feeds, albeit not fully loaded.

For new hardware, I would look at the Juniper M or MX series (depending on your needs) or, if you are wanting Cisco, the ASR series is what to look for. The Juniper routers are going to be less expensive per performance.


| Randy Carpenter
| Vice President - IT Services
| Red Hat Certified Engineer
| First Network Group, Inc.
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----- Original Message -----
> Can anyone give me their recommendation for current hardware to take
> 2 x
> full BGP feeds over 1Gb/s ports with a third Gb port for the local
> network?
> I did this about 6/7 years ago with a Cisco 7200VXR NPE300 256MB RAM
> but I'm guessing things have moved on???
> Thanks,
> Chris

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