MPLS/MEF Switches and NIDs
colton.conor at gmail.com
Mon May 31 20:06:45 UTC 2021
Yes, I would say that was quite some time ago. From my most recent quotes
from Ciena, they have version 6, version 8, and version 10 products now. I
wonder if they have improved (I would hope) over the years.
On Sun, May 30, 2021 at 10:12 PM Patrick Cole <z at amused.net> wrote:
> 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
> 90ish ASR920s in production but are migrating toward the NCS540X.
> Sat, May 29, 2021 at 10:13:13AM -0500, Colton Conor wrote:
> > Patrick,
> > How long ago was this, and what code were they running?
> > What do you recommend for aggregation 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
> > radio network had the boxes falling apart at the seams as storms
> > through. At that time they didn't support FRR or proper CSPF so
> > everything had to be manually engineered active standby LSPs. Not
> > if things have changed now. These boxes have Nortel vintage and they
> > seemed best delloyed using PBB TE as it was mature.
> > As an NID though they are not a bad option but not in core or
> > aggregation IMHO.
> > On 29 May 2021 08:49:51 Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com>
> > Yes, I was surprised as you that they have these routing
> features. I
> > was also surprised they had multiple boxes that compete with
> > aggregation devices like the ACX5048. The question is how good is
> > Ciena's MPLS, switching, and routing stack compared to the
> > players of Juniper, Cisco, and Nokia? Ciena is no small company,
> so I
> > think they would have the resources 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? I
> > they run the underlying LS IGP to signal those SIDâ**s ?? I
> > didnâ**t know that. I may look at them in the future then. I
> > thought Ciena just did some sort of static mpls-tp or
> > We use Accedian as NIDâ**s with SkyLight director for PAA (SLA
> > stuff)â*¦and uplink those into our network at (yester-year,
> > ME3600â**s and ASR9000â**s), but now, ACX5048 and MX204
> > -Aaron
> Patrick Cole <patrick.cole at spirit.com.au>
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