Router Suggestions

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Jun 16 20:43:28 UTC 2020


> On Jun 16, 2020, at 12:37 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
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> On 16/Jun/20 08:32, Baldur Norddahl wrote:
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>> Why pay someone else for having a cold spare ready for next day
>> replacement when you can have it yourself? Having a lab router to test
>> config before rollout has really been a life saver.
> 
> Depends on network size. You can have multiple failures happening in the
> same week, and you may not necessarily have all the spares to cover the
> replacements at the same time, in all the locations.

Covering them all under vendor contract doesn’t necessarily guarantee that
the vendor does, either. In general, if you can cover 10% of your hardware
failing in the same 3-day period, you’re probably not going to do much better
with vendor support.

Of course, YMMV.

Owen




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