EdgeRouter Infinity as medium-sized "IXP Peering Router"?

Josh Reynolds josh at kyneticwifi.com
Tue Jul 4 00:26:17 CST 2017


- Josh

On Jul 3, 2017 7:23 PM, "Josh Reynolds" <josh at kyneticwifi.com> wrote:

> Specs...
>
>
>    - MIPS64 16 Core 1.8 GHz
>    - 16 GB DDR4 RAM
>    - 8 MB NOR Flash 4 GB eMMC NAND Flash
>    - Data Ports: (1) RJ45 Serial Port, (8) SFP+ Ports (1) RJ45 Gigabit
>    Ethernet Port
>    - 2 hotswap power supplies
>
>
> No LACP. ECMP is currently broken. MPLS/VPLS is currently broken and not
> done in hardware - this may eventually change. As far as the other stuff,
> "telemetry" etc - no.
>
> As far as BGP crunching, plenty of routes, etc - it would easily and
> happily be fine with that.
>
> As far as automation, it's a JunOS-like CLI originally based on vyatta,
> which AT&T now owns - and one of the main reasons is it's scriptability,
> use of Ansible and other tools right on the device, python, etc.
>
> - Josh
>
> On Jul 3, 2017 2:09 PM, "Job Snijders" <job at instituut.net> wrote:
>
>> Dear NANOG,
>>
>> Some friends of mine are operating a nonprofit (on shoe string) and
>> looking
>> to connect some CDN caches to an IX fabric. A BGP speaking device is
>> needed
>> between the caches and the BGP peers connected to the fabric. The BGP
>> speaker is needed to present the peers on the IX with a unified view of
>> the
>> assemblage of CDN nodes.
>>
>> I was wondering whether anyone was experience with the "EdgeRouter
>> Infinity
>> XG" device, specifically in the role of a simple peering router for a
>> couple of tens of thousands of routes. (I'd point default to the left and
>> take just the on-net routes on the right to reduce the table size
>> requirement).
>>
>> I hope the device can do at least 2xLACP trunks, has a sizable FIB, is
>> automatable (supports idempotency), can forward IMIX at line-rate, *flow,
>> and exposes some telemetry via SNMP.
>>
>> Any note sharing would be appreciated!
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Job
>>
>


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