Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life experiences?

Geraint Jones geraint at koding.com
Fri Dec 27 09:02:45 UTC 2013


I am going to be deploying 4 as edge routers in the next few weeks, each will have 1 or 2 full tables plus partial IX tables. So I should have some empirical info soon.

They will be doing eBGP to upstreams and iBGP/OSPF internally. I went with the 16gb RAM models.

However these boxes are basically Linux running on top of tilera CPUs, in terms of throughput as long as everything stays on the fastpath they have no issues doing wire speed on all ports, however the moment you add a firewall rule or the like they drop to 1.5gbps. 



> On 27/12/2013, at 9:47 pm, Martin Hotze <m.hotze at hotze.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> greetings, Martin
> 
> [1] If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
> 
> 
> 



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