Mx204 alternative

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at
Thu Aug 8 06:33:08 UTC 2019

45k? No no, the mx204 with enough license to do BGP is more like 20k - 25k
or less. It is actually quite cheap, so I doubt the OP will find anything
much cheaper without going used or do a software router.

I feel it should be mentioned that a Linux box with 4x10G NIC and some
random switch as port expander also will be able to fulfil the requirements
and for a fraction of any other solution.



tor. 8. aug. 2019 06.47 skrev Randy Carpenter <rcarpen at>:

> If you don't require redundant routing engines, there is nothing from
> Juniper that will cost less and have the capacity you require. In fact,
> there really aren't any cheaper MX options at all, other than the
> kneecapped MX80 and MX104 variants. MX204 is really a nice box. I only wish
> they had a redundant version.
> Is price your only concern with the MX204? You might not need the full
> blown -R or -IR version, so the list price would only be ~$45K.
> I'm not too familiar with other vendors, so I'll leave that to others.
> thanks,
> -Randy
> ----- On Aug 7, 2019, at 11:02 PM, Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am looking for some suggestions on alternatives to mx204.
> Any recommendations on something more affordable which can handle full
> routing tables from two providers?
> Prefer Juniper but happy to look alternatives.
> Min 6-8 10G ports are required
> 1G support required
> Thanks in advance!
> Mehmet
> --
> Mehmet
> +1-424-298-1903
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