10G MetroE 1-2U Switch

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 10:02:28 UTC 2017

The ZTE ZXR10 5960 will do MPLS for about 3k USD:


24x 10G and 2x 40G

We use them for L2VPN (VPLS).

I have not done QOS on this hardware, so I can not say how well that works.



Den 13/04/2017 kl. 23.37 skrev Erik Sundberg:
> 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.
> Requirements
> 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!
> -Erik
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