10G MetroE 1-2U Switch

Kody Vicknair kvicknair at reservetele.com
Thu Apr 13 21:59:22 UTC 2017

Have you taken a look at the Juniper QFX series? I use these for video multicast and I'm not 100% sure they have support for all the features you've requested, BUT I do know of a competitor that uses them for cheap 10G VPLS deployment. It might be worth looking into. If you need a Juniper engineer to bounce your questions off of, I know a guy...

I'd start here:


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-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces+kvicknair=reservetele.com at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Erik Sundberg
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:37 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: 10G MetroE 1-2U Switch

Hey Nanog,

Looking for a new metroE Edge switch that has more that 10x 10G ports. I am having a hard time finding anything worthwhile without buying a full blown ASR9K Chassis or another vendor's chassis.

MEF compliant
1-2U small foot print
10G Ports will be used for ENNI's and UNI Ports Prefer MPLS support for L2VPN's (EoMPLS and VPLS) QOS per Sub interface\vlan on a ENNI Cost effect 10G Ports 100G Not required

Looking at the
ASR920's - Great box for 1G but not enough 10G Ports Only 4
NCS5001/NCS5501 - New\unproven\probably buggy, Lacking some features & QOS issues :/
ASR900 - Looks good, but was hoping for a smaller foot print. If I remember right the 8x10G Cards can't go in every slot.

Any other platforms I should be looking at?

Ciena, Brocade, Juniper?

Thanks in advance!



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