7204VXR in a small metro provider environment

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Jun 18th, 2007
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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.



Approximately 500 VRF with 20 route in each VRF.

40Mbps traffic on each router.

100 EoMPLS tunnel

Rotuer Spec


7204 VXR


512 RAM and 64 Flash



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



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



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




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