10G MetroE 1-2U Switch

Tyler Conrad tyler at tgconrad.com
Fri Apr 14 18:17:23 UTC 2017

I'd avoid the 7280R for this. Works great as a P router for cheap, fast
label switching, but their VRF implementation is lacking with both
route-leaking and MP-BGP address family (other than standard ipv4+ipv6)
support being nonexistent.

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 3:12 PM, David Hubbard <
dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com> wrote:

> Would Arista 7280R work?  Gets you 48+ 10gig and a couple QSFP ports even
> in the cheapest model.  I believe it has the features you want.  Haven’t
> done MPLS with it, but I’ve got some running OSPF/OSPFv3 with no issues.
> On 4/13/17, 5:37 PM, "NANOG on behalf of Erik Sundberg"
> <nanog-bounces+ispcolohost=gmail.com at nanog.org on behalf of
> ESundberg at nitelusa.com> wrote:
>     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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