Brocade MLX Feedback

Jeff Sorrels jlsorrels at
Wed Jan 14 20:17:42 UTC 2015


We have several Brocades - including XMR, CER, and CES devices. Their 
convergence is excellent, even with several full v4 and v6 tables, and 
was much faster than other platforms (I'm looking at you MXs...).   In 
terms of TCAM and convergence, best bang for the buck as they say.

One 'gotcha' we discovered: Brocade does not have, as per our last 
discussion with them, BGP FlowSpec on the road map.  That was a problem 
for us, but YMMV.


On 1/14/2015 1:10 PM, Graham Johnston wrote:
> We are looking at Brocade MLX routers to act as Internet edge routers.  They will initially handle two to four full tables, plus peering on an IX.  The price is certainly attractive.  We are coming from Cisco 7600 series devices.  Can anyone comment about their use of them?  Are you happy with them?  Any gotchas?  Particularly we are interested in convergence time to full FIB population.
> Thanks,
> Graham Johnston
> Network Planner
> Westman Communications Group
> 204.717.2829
> johnstong at<mailto:johnstong at>
> P think green; don't print this email.

Jeff Sorrels
Network Administrator
KanREN, Inc
jlsorrels at
785-856-9820, #2

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