7206 VXR NPE-G1 throughput

Vlade Ristevski vristevs at ramapo.edu
Mon Feb 10 15:47:25 UTC 2014


Both the inside and outside interfaces are on the same  NPE-G1 card.

Thanks,

On 2/10/2014 10:40 AM, Alain Hebert wrote:
>      I have one but I never ran that much BW thru mine.
>
>      But the CPU usage is what will kill you.
>
>      Also the entire platform is rate for 1.8Gbs aggregated which mean
> depending on which interface you have, and which bus they are connected
> to, 900Mbps might be its limit.
>
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> On 02/10/14 10:30, Remco Bressers wrote:
>> On 02/10/2014 04:17 PM, 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.
>> This depends on multiple variables. The 7200 is a single-CPU platform where CPU can go sky-high when using features like ACL's, QoS, IPv6 and you name it.. Also, changing from IOS 12.4 to 15 increased
>> our CPU usage with another 10%+. Stick to the bare minimum of features you really need and you will be fine.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Remco Bressers
>> Signet B.V.
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Vlad




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