MPLS/MEF Switches and NIDs
z at amused.net
Mon May 31 03:12:12 UTC 2021
This was 6+ years ago, SAOS 6.14, so I don't know it might be better now.
We changed to Cisco ASR920 and it was a night and day difference - we now have
90ish ASR920s in production but are migrating toward the NCS540X.
Sat, May 29, 2021 at 10:13:13AM -0500, Colton Conor wrote:
> How long ago was this, and what code were they running?
> What do you recommend for aggregationÂ then?
> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 9:17 PM Patrick Cole <z at amused.net> wrote:
> We ran a medium sized mpls network using ciena 3900 and 5000 series
> boxes on our microwave network.
> Nothing but problems, the mpls code was just not mature enough and our
> radio network had the boxes falling apart at the seams as storms rolled
> through.Â At that time they didn't support FRR or proper CSPF so
> everything had to be manually engineered active standby LSPs. Not sure
> if things have changed now. These boxes have Nortel vintage and they
> seemed best delloyed using PBB TE as it was mature.Â
> As an NID though they are not a bad option but not in core or
> aggregation IMHO.Â
> On 29 May 2021 08:49:51 Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I was surprisedÂ as you that they have these routing features. I
> was also surprised they had multiple boxes that compete with
> aggregationÂ devices like the ACX5048. The question is how good is
> Ciena's MPLS, switching, and routing stack compared to the established
> players of Juniper, Cisco, and Nokia? Ciena is no small company, so I
> think they would have the resourcesÂ to make it happen.
> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 12:32 PM <aaron1 at gvtc.com> wrote:
> Wow, ciena has the means to implement SR and MPLS services?Â I mean
> they run the underlying LS IGP to signal those SIDâ**s ??Â I
> didnâ**t know that.Â I may look at them in the future then.Â I
> thought Ciena just did some sort of static mpls-tp or somethingâ*¦
> We use Accedian as NIDâ**s with SkyLight director for PAA (SLA
> stuff)â*¦and uplink those into our network at (yester-year, Cisco
> ME3600â**s and ASR9000â**s), but now, ACX5048 and MX204
Patrick Cole <patrick.cole at spirit.com.au>
Spirit Technology Solutions
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