Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life experiences?

Martin Hotze m.hotze at hotze.com
Fri Dec 27 08:47:49 UTC 2013


looking at the specs of Mikrotik Cloud Core Routers it seems to be to good to be true [1] having so much bang for the bucks. So virtually all smaller ISPs would drop their CISCO gear for Mikrotik Routerboards.

We are using a handful of Mikrotik boxes, but on a much lower network level (splitting networks; low end router behind ADSL modem, ...). We're happy with them.

So I am asking for real life experience and not lab values with Mikrotik Cloud Core Routers and BGP. How good can they handle full tables and a bunch of peering sessions? How good does the box react when adding filters (during attacks)? Reloading the table? etc. etc.

I am looking for _real_ _life_ values compared to a CISCO NPE-G2. Please tell me/us from your first hand experience.


greetings, Martin

[1] If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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