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Re: Router upgrade for small colo provider

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Tue Jan 24 23:28:43 2006

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Andrew - Supernews wrote:

I have some of these running with combinations ranging from 5
full-routes sessions + iBGP through to 2 full + iBGP + 70+ peers.  You
don't need to be nervous about the MSFC2's ability to do BGP (though
for serious work you do want the maximum memory in both the MSFC2
_and_ the Sup2 (512M and 256M respectively) - the 256M on the Sup2 is
_important_ if you're going to have full routes).
It's actually 512M on both. With later/bigger IOS versions, you might actually utilize >256M on the Sup2. Max both out at time of purchase so you don't have to take it down later for upgrades.

#remote command switch show mem
Head Total(b) Used(b) Free(b) Lowest(b) Largest(b)
Processor 448543E0 393919520 108659576 285259944 273392008 211623448
I/O 8000000 67108880 10353328 56755552 56755552 56755512

That's from a WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE.

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