Fwd: Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements

Lorell Hathcock lorell at hathcock.org
Tue Nov 10 01:19:09 UTC 2015


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> From: Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org>
> Date: November 9, 2015 at 7:18:31 PM CST
> To: Jose Gerardo Perales Soto <gerardo.perales at axtel.com.mx>
> Subject: Re: Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements
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> Jose:
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> This is what I was looking for. I assume you have a PCI-E SFP+ cage line card in that bad boy?
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> Lorell
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Nov 9, 2015, at 7:13 PM, Jose Gerardo Perales Soto <gerardo.perales at axtel.com.mx> wrote:
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>> Currently using IBM/LENOVO x3550  / 12 GB RAM / 2 x Xeon E5620
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>> 10GbE uplink currently handling ~2gbps peak traffic.
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>> - Gerardo
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Lorell Hathcock
>> Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 3:27 PM
>> To: 'NANOG list' <nanog at nanog.org>
>> Subject: Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements
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>> Esteemed Legions of NANOG:
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>> Does anyone have better and more modern recommendations for the hardware of an Ookla speedtest server?
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>> Here is the link to their recommendations.
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>> http://www.ookla.com/support/a26461638/
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>> I want a server that is capable of handlilng a speedtest up to 10Gbps.  I plan to do this with an SFP+ port when my network comes along.  (As soon as MikroTik comes out with a decent 10G CCR router that is compatible with more
>> SFPs.)
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>> In the mean time I will just test 1 Gbps speeds off a copper GE port, but want the SFP+ capability so I don't have to repurchase hardware in the next year.
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>> Thanks!
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>> Sincerely,
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