Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life experiences?

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 16:54:31 UTC 2013


On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 6:47 AM, 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.
>

The issue with RouterOS in general, not restricted to CCR's, is an annoying
stuck route bug that seems to persist in 6.x versions. It causes packets to
keep flowing to paths that are not working, routing protocols detect it but
packets keep going there.

Performance-wise, if your traffic is distributed among several ports you
can benefit from having a core handling each port, but otherwise you should
divide Mikrotik pps numbers to fit your scenario.

Rubens


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