Cisco 7206 IOS for PPPoE Termination

Shahab Vahabzadeh sh.vahabzadeh at
Sun Sep 23 19:23:36 UTC 2012

Which software you used before for them?

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM, Rinse Kloek <rinse.kloek at>wrote:

> 6000 PPP users on a NPE-G2 is way too much imho. Currently we do no more
> than 3000 users on a NPE-G2 with PPPoA. (Max cpu 50%).
> 5 years ago, we did about 5000 users on a NPE-G2, but as traffic ratio's
> grow each year the maximum users a NPE-G2 can handle will drop each year.
> Don't forget an NPE-G2 is a software based plaform, so traffic forwarding
> is done in software CPU.
> regards,
> Rinse Kloek
> Op 23-9-2012 20:51, Shahab Vahabzadeh schreef:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I am using C7206 VXR NPE-G2 routers as BRAS in my network and the current
>> IOS is *c7200p-adventerprisek9-mz.**124-24.T.bin* on them.
>> Also their memory upgraded to 2GB instead of 1GB.
>> And I have near 6500 online user on each of my BRAS and there is no
>> speciefic feature except aaa with radius and ordinary features.
>> There router is also terminating dot1q too because my PSTN centers traffic
>> comes through dot1q vlans to BRAS es.
>> I think I have some problem with current IOS, My CPU Usage is abnormal and
>> Its near %70 or %80.
>> And when I have a network problem and some of PSTN centers goes down CPU
>> go
>> to %99 and it gets problem to recovery.
>> Do you know any good IOS for me as a service provider to use?
>> I heard that some service providers have near 8000 online user on 7206.
>> Thanks

Shahab Vahabzadeh, Network Engineer and System Administrator

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