The Making of a Router

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Thu Dec 26 23:41:37 UTC 2013

On Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:33:13 -0500, Nick Cameo said:
> Hello Everyone,
> We are looking to put together a 2u server with a few PCIe 3 x8
> (recommendations appreciated). The router will take a voip transcoding
> line card, and will act as an edge router for a telecom company.

Two things you want to do:

1) Split this into multiple boxes if you can.  That makes maintaining
one component a lot easier, especially when you get to point 2, which is...

2) Redundancy/failover.  Sure, it may be more expensive, but the first
time your HA failover changes a 2AM "Holy Crap" into an "Oh, bother" it
will be worth the price of admission....
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