7206 VXR NPE-G1 throughput

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Feb 10 15:41:18 UTC 2014

On 2/10/14, 7:17 AM, Vlade Ristevski wrote:
> We are looking to double the bandwidth on one of our circuits from
> 300Mbps to 600Mbps. We currently use a Cisco 7206VXR with an NPE-G1
> card. These seem like very popular routers so I'm hoping a few people on
> this list have them deployed. If you or a customer have these deployed,
> how much bandwidth have you seen them handle? This will be handling dorm
> traffic at a college so it's mostly download. The 7206 handles our 300
> Mbps circuit just fine, but we are moving it to our 600Mbps circuit. At
> peak we've seen the following numbers for that circuit:
>   30 second input rate 559982000 bits/sec, 55809 packets/sec
>   30 second output rate 55429000 bits/sec, 32598 packets/sec
>      267756984712 packets input, 333325152556755 bytes, 0 no buffer
> This is the interface that connects to our provider. As you can see its
> almost all download traffic. Our ASR1002 handles it without a sweat but
> I'm a little skeptical of whether the 7206 will hold up.

I wouldn't expect a g1 to do much more than half a gig...


> Answers on and off list are appreciated.
> Thanks,

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