[j-nsp] Viability of EX4300 in a primarily l3 environment?

Paul S. contact at winterei.se
Wed Aug 6 11:54:24 UTC 2014


Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't OSPF require the AFL license anyway 
to be 'legitly' ran?

Price difference might be a lot smaller depending on that.

On 8/6/2014 午後 08:30, Yucong Sun wrote:
> I used ex4200 to do exactly what you did before.  ex4200 releases is pretty
> rock solid, feature extensive, although with lower arp entry limits.
>
> Given the price difference maybe you can connect each l2 domain to its own
> ex4200 and have them do ospf routing among selves, which maybe give you
> better failure tolerances compare to a single core.
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Giuliano Cardozo Medalha <
> giuliano at wztech.com.br> wrote:
>
>> we are using ex4300 with the last release available
>>
>> the setup is pretty simple using virtual chassis, lag, L3 and poe
>>
>> it works pretty fine and we do not have any serious problems
>>
>> sometimes the poe controller goes down but we have a case oppened in jtac
>> to try solve it
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On 06/08/2014, at 07:15, Sebastian Wiesinger <juniper-nsp at ml.karotte.org>
>> wrote:
>>> * Paul S. <contact at winterei.se> [2014-08-02 05:18]:
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>
>>>> We're considering the EX4300 to run routing (l3) for a few
>>>> hypervisors of ours that are connected via l2.
>>>>
>>>> Primarily interested due to the rather massive arp limit (64, 000)
>>>> on the switch, but we've been told (and searched for ourselves to
>>>> find out) that the 4300 platform has been plagued by random issues
>>>> since launch.
>>> I don't have hands-on experience but I looked at the EX4300 platform
>>> for a new deployment. If you look at the current release notes:
>>>
>>>
>> http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos13.2/information-products/topic-collections/ex-qfx-series/release-notes/ex-qfx-series-junos-release-notes-13.2X51-D25.pdf
>>> There are a lot of (serious) bugs still getting fixed so I'm not sure
>>> how mature this platform is. One big reason for that is probably
>>> because EX4300 uses other chips than the rest of the 4xxx series
>>> (Broadcom).
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Sebastian
>>>
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