Switch for SFP+

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Fri May 15 15:06:32 UTC 2020


Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Mauro Gasparini" <mjgasparini at gmail.com> 
To: nanog at nanog.org 
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 8:55:22 AM 
Subject: Re: Switch for SFP+ 

Thanks. I am currently using CRS326-24G-2S+ (with routerOS) for this, but when I want to do vlan trunking through the bonding, cpu load grows from 3% to more than 90%. 
I'm consulting Mikrotik's support in the meantime, because routerOS probably doesn't take advantage of the switch hardware as swOS would. 

El 15/5/20 a las 10:03, Alain Hebert escribió: 


Mikrotik is a decent product and I'm always amazed at their features set, but... 

Using the UI to configuring the switch will punt too much traffic toward the CPU. However, it is possible to configure the switch fabric with the cli and attain the desired results. 

It does not compare to a JNP QFX5100 or a Extreme Network x650, x670... etc. 
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On 2020-05-14 15:11, Adam Thompson wrote: 


Have you actually looked at Mikrotik switches? I don't like the OS, but the hardware does what you want it to. 
If necessary, buy your SFP modules from FS.com and get them coded as Mikrotik modules at the factory - that's what we do for Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Extreme, etc. 
Even the top-of-the-line Mikrotik only costs US$899. 


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From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Mauro Gasparini <mjgasparini at gmail.com> 
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:46:21 AM 
To: Mehmet Akcin 
Cc: nanog 
Subject: Re: Switch for SFP+ 

Thank you. The problem is that to get a price lower than U$D 3000 I have to resort to a used device. 

El 14/5/20 a las 01:08, Mehmet Akcin escribió: 


Used Juniper QFX5100-48T will do it. Probably overkill but you can grab one cheap @ebay 

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 16:36 Mauro Gasparini < mjgasparini at gmail.com > wrote: 

Good afternoon. 

I'm looking for a switch with the following capabilities: 
. transport for more than 20 gbps 
. link aggregation LACP 
. slots for SFP+ 
. seamlessly when trunking vlans through the link aggregation. 

And essentially that doesn't exceed US$D 2000 and is compatible with 
10GBASE-ER and/or 10GBASE-ZR modules that are not from the vendor itself 
(e.g. SPFs: Huawei, Mikrotik, Sumitomo, OEMs). 

If any of you have a good experience with a device that meets these 
requirements (which are minimal with the exception of price and 
compatibility) ? 

Mauro Gasparini 





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