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Router that supports BGP table

I have a customer with an owned AS that want a router able to support the full BGP Internet table. Which is the minimum kind of router that can I suggest for this needs?

Thanks MArco

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Re: Router that supports BGP table

Hello,

the minimum would be 256 MB RAM and sufficient CPU

Well nowadays I would assume a 2800 should be sufficient for a single or dual homed environment.

It also depends on the CPU load caused by additional features. Assume an ACL with 1000 entries or a large number of IPSec tunnels or ...

A 3800 could be needed then. It really depends.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

Regards, Martin

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Re: Router that supports BGP table

A 2811 would be sufficient. We just upgraded our Internet services and operate 2 Internet routers, sharing routes via IBGP. Both are 2811s that take on full routing tables from the providers. CPU hasn't peaked above 5% yet on them. The 2800 series will be more than sufficient. I think the 3800 series would be overkill in this situation.

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