Brocade SLX Internet Edge

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Wed Oct 31 22:37:38 UTC 2018

If you buy brocade, be sure to also by a license for securecrt so that
backspace works over ssh...
also, just don't do brocade... ever.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 9:31 AM Ryan Hamel <Ryan.Hamel at> wrote:

> 140K IPv6 equates to about 560K IPv4 routes, leaving the end user with
> 940K IPv4, which is not a lot of ceiling space considering we're at 741K
> IPv4 + and 60K IPv6 (240k IPv4 equivalent) now (941K total). This will
> leave you with 559K. I am not sure what the OP has for peering but with
> trying to keep 20% of TCAM space free, and keeping up with the current rate
> of rise according to CIDR-report, I'd say 4 years product lifetime if the
> OS has excellent TCAM management.
> Considering how the device looks like a switch and the SLX9850 uses
> Broadcom sillicon, I'm thinking it must use the Jericho chipset or some
> variant to get that kind of performance. In the end, your mileage may vary.
> --
> Ryan Hamel
> Network Engineer
> ryan.hamel at | +1 (888) 578-2372 x201
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Brandon Martin
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:08 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Brocade SLX Internet Edge
> On 10/31/18 4:56 PM, Aaron wrote:
> > It won't hold a full table. 256,000 IPv4 and 64,000 IPv6 routes.
> That was changed earlier this year AFAIK.  The website was slow to get
> updated but has been updated now.  Current claim is 1.5M IPv4 and 140k
> IPv6.  You need the "advanced feature license" to get access to that.
> --
> Brandon Martin
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