The only thing it mentions about performance is a maximum throughput of 225K packets per second. When you take into account that the maximum throughput on a Fast Ethernet switch port is 148,880 frames per second (with minimum-size 64-byte Ethernet frames), then the routing performance across the two built-in 10/100 Ethernet interfaces isn't quite wire-speed. But it's more than fast enough for routing from Fast Ethernet to any serial connection.
Performance parameters that manufacturers publish are optimized to show their products in the best possible light. So it's fair to compare raw performance specifications between their products.
Performance is certainly important; however, often times it is features and flexibility that favor one manufacturer's products over another's. And it's hard to beat Cisco on features and flexibility.
[toc:faq]The ProblemOn traditional switches whenever we have a trunk
interface we use the VLAN tag to demultiplex the VLANs. The switch needs
to determine which MAC Address table to look in for a forwarding
decision. To do this we require the switch to do...
[toc:faq]Introduction:Netdr is a tool available on a RSP720, Sup720 or
Sup32 that allows one to capture packets on the RP or SP inband. The
netdr command can be used to capture both Tx and Rx packets in the
software switching path. This is not a substitut...
IntroductionOSPF, being a link-state protocol, allows for every router
in the network to know of every link and OSPF speaker in the entire
network. From this picture each router independently runs the Shortest
Path First (SPF) algorithm to determine the b...