7204VXR in a small metro provider environment

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Jun 18th, 2007

We are planning to deploy a metro ethernet service offering MPLS VPN and EoMPLS.We have choosen the following router. Clients will have point to point fiber connection to the PoPs on a ME3400 switch and this switch will have a truck to the 7204 router. Will it be sufficient for such a small metro provider at the initial stage ? please advice.

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Approximately 500 VRF with 20 route in each VRF.

40Mbps traffic on each router.

100 EoMPLS tunnel

Rotuer Spec

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7204 VXR

NPE-400

512 RAM and 64 Flash

1xI/O-2FE/E

1xPA-2FE-TX

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swaroop.potdar Mon, 06/18/2007 - 21:44

With the VRF and L2VPN number given and also considering the future scaling and expansion, I would honestly suggest go for a 7606 to start with.

The vis-a-vis cost impact going for a 7606 chassis with minimal modules wont be high, considering the number of VPN customers involved.

HTH-Cheers,

Swaroop

CSCO10955869 Tue, 06/19/2007 - 02:51

Hi Swaroop,

Thanks for your reply. It will be really helpful if you can give me some idea about the minimal configuration using 7606 chassis that we should consider.

thanks,

Saiful

swaroop.potdar Tue, 06/19/2007 - 13:02

7606 with 1 gig of memory dual 720 sups and 1 48 port 100/1000 ethernet module should be fine to start with.

You may want to get a quote locally from Cisco SE to check your discounts and compare it with 7200VXR option.

HTH-Cheers,

Swaroop

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