router capacity

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Jul 12th, 2008

Hello all,

I just finished a successful POC for the biggest bank in my country and they have over four hundred branches and they want to optimize all the branches. They currently use a 7200 as their enteprise router.just to be on a clear side, should i advice them to upgrade to a 7600 or keep the existing router. I am not so sure the router will be able to handle the increased throughput from the optimized connections. What do you think.

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dstolt Mon, 07/14/2008 - 04:36

Your 7200s CPU utilization will depend on what services are running and the throughput of the traffic. Adding WCCP to what is already currently running will also add more overhead. I have seen a 7200 w/G2 processor have minimal impact (10-20% CPU) with over 100 branches. It really depends on the results of what you saw in your POC and how it effected the router.

A 7600, if configured correctly, will handle the redirection in hardware and you can also change the default load balancing MASK. So yes, it is a more powerful platform.

In either platform, make sure you check for known bugs in WCCP. :-)

Good luck!



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