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

Josh Reynolds josh at kyneticwifi.com
Tue Jul 4 02:47:35 CST 2017


EdgeOS was forked and employees were poached from Vyatta before it was
purchased by Broadcom, when it was open source.  I think a few things
came down from VyOS after that, but not many.

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 9:28 PM, Hugo Slabbert <hugo at slabnet.com> wrote:
>
> 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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