Small full BGP table capable router with low power consumption

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Tue Dec 5 18:40:57 CST 2017


It's a couple year old Xeon running vSphere. 

Once I get some other migrations done, I'll load either vSphere or Proxmox onto the hardware running the Vyatta firewall now and run a CHR there as well for a second upstream. I'm not yet sure what the underlying hardware is for that one. 

My x86 ROS boxes load full tables in ~30 seconds and maintain hardly any CPU core usage when pulling in updates. 

I've seen CCRs take 10 minutes to receive and then change routing accordingly for BGP updates (Cogent, HE and several IX peers). 




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Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 
http://www.ics-il.com 

Midwest-IX 
http://www.midwest-ix.com 

----- Original Message -----

From: "mike lyon" <mike.lyon at gmail.com> 
To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net> 
Cc: nanog at nanog.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:35:48 PM 
Subject: Re: Small full BGP table capable router with low power consumption 

What hardware you running the CHR on? 

> On Dec 5, 2017, at 10:29, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote: 
> 
> I'm replacing an M10i with a CHR. 
> 
> I hope you have a newer RE so that you don't have worse BGP convergence than a CCR. 
> 
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> Mike Hammett 
> Intelligent Computing Solutions 
> http://www.ics-il.com 
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> Midwest-IX 
> http://www.midwest-ix.com 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> From: "mike lyon" <mike.lyon at gmail.com> 
> To: tony at wicks.co.nz 
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org 
> Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:11:27 PM 
> Subject: Re: Small full BGP table capable router with low power consumption 
> 
> Unfortunately, yes. Thats why two Juniper M7is just arrived on my doorstep yesterday... 
> 
>> On Dec 5, 2017, at 10:10, <tony at wicks.co.nz> <tony at wicks.co.nz> wrote: 
>> 
>> Is that actually still true nowadays ? Of course there is always the option of running RouterOS on an X86 for an effective solution as well. 
>> 
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: mike.lyon at gmail.com [mailto:mike.lyon at gmail.com] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, 6 December 2017 7:07 AM 
>> To: tony at wicks.co.nz 
>> Cc: nanog at nanog.org 
>> Subject: Re: Small full BGP table capable router with low power consumption 
>> 
>> Bad thing about the CCRs is that their BGP process is single threaded. So even though it has a bunch of cores, it doesn’t utilize them for BGP. 
>> 
>> -Mike 
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