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

Hugo Slabbert hugo at slabnet.com
Tue Jul 4 02:28:30 CST 2017

On Mon 2017-Jul-03 19:26:17 -0500, Josh Reynolds <josh at kyneticwifi.com> wrote:

>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.

Technically I believe it's based on VyOS rather than Vyatta.  Same base, 
but just delineating that VyOS is open source and I don't believe AT&T 
wields any control over it.

>> - Josh

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>> 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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