Alright, so we're putting together a design for a smaller, green field datacenter and I wanted to reach out to this community for feedback because I've gotten mixed messages about the 4900M platform.
A pair of 4900Ms could work as distribution (we're ok density-wise) for our datacenter but we've had a couple engineers say that it might struggle under load if there are ACLs, VACLS, or PBR, or anything that might require processor intervention. Most of the engineers give the 4900M a thumbs up, with an understanding of the limitations of the box (density, flexibility, service modules, etc.)
We're not moving a huge amount of traffic through these devices and probably won't be for some time, but has anyone seen the 4900M struggle in the distribution role processor-wise?
Thanks for any feedback,