Low Cost 10G Router

Eduardo Meyer dudu.meyer at gmail.com
Wed May 20 12:41:02 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Warsaw wrote:

> > > On May 19, 2015, at 10:22, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > >
> > > What options are available for a small, low cost router that has at
> least
> > > four 10G ports, and can handle full BGP routes? All that I know of are
> the
> > > Juniper MX80, and the Brocade CER line. What does Cisco and others have
> > > that compete with these two? Any other vendors besides Juniper,
> Brocade,
> > > and Cisco to look at?
> I have two ServerU L-800 boxes routing BGP and OSPF, one of those has
> 4x10G SFP+ port and the

I'm good w/ ServerU L-800 as well running BGP with FreeBSD in a location
and VyOS in a couple other.

I still dont know how much traffic Mr Conor needs to forward, if it's a 10G
base or just needs 10G ports. Without Chelsio ASICS I route 4Gb/s on this
router and I second the suggestion for L-800 if the desired forwarding rate
is around 4Gbit.

I didnt know Chelsio expansions could do forwarding directly on the card.
just heard about its low rate of interruption requests. Sounds like it
worths further investigation thanks on that..

As for L-800 I run it for over one year now doing BGP and firewalling.
Great value for a twelve hundred bucks purchase.

> It's a 1,200 USD starting cost for a very decent router which promisses to
> delivery a good pps and bps rate specially when compared to Mikrotik's CCR
> and other Cisco/Brocade routers on this same grade. Add to it a couple
> hundred extra bucks to have a very decent Chelsio T5 ASICS expansion to
> L800 chassis and you pretty much have a system that, according to Chelsion
> data sheet, promisses to delivery 27 milion packets per second filtered and
> forwarded. Pretty much Line Rate for 10G ports.
> I don't know about the expected 27Mpps per port, but I can confirm 4.8Mpps
> peaking / 4.2Mpps avging on my rack everyday, and for the price I pay on
> this ServerU + FreeBSD setup I can't avoid to suggest it worths pretty much
> a try!
> http://www.serveru.us/en/netmapl800
> If you buy a Chelsio card or already have it, or have it at a better price
> (sometimes we find very good 300.00 USD deals on chelsio T5, while their
> list price is ~900.00 USD) talk to 'em first, they have Chelsio front
> expansions by default but if you buy a Chelsio x8 PCIe card your own they
> need to arrange ServerU L-800 to have it perfectly fitted in their L-800
> chassis, and usually it requires rear raiser replacement in their router,
> so talk to them first... I learned it the bad way ;] bought the chelsio
> card myself and found out I could not use it, since this L-800 router comes
> with raisers for front expansions. They were gentle enough to upgrade the
> raiser for free but I had to ship the box back to Florida. So talk to
> them...

Eduardo Meyer
pessoal: dudu.meyer at gmail.com
profissional: ddm.farmaciap at saude.gov.br

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