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

Yucong Sun sunyucong at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 12:01:03 UTC 2014


it appears not, ospf + ipv4 was not mentioned here:

http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos11.4/topics/concept/ex-series-software-licenses-overview.html#jd0e135


On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Paul S. <contact at winterei.se> wrote:

> 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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