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7301 BGP + NAT ---> Performance?

Does anyone have an experience in using Cisco 7301 for BGP routing and NAT at the same time? Can Cisco 7301 support BGP full routing table, and at the same time perform NAT (about 6000 translations)?




Re: 7301 BGP + NAT ---> Performance?

Dear Jasmina27s,

The Cisco 7300 Series is optimized for flexible, feature rich IP/MPLS services at the customer network edge, where service providers and enterprises link together. The Cisco 7300 Series can be used for enterprise campus or Internet gateway applications or be deployed by service providers as a high-end CPE router for managed service offerings. Other applications for the Cisco 7301 include: service provider broadband aggregation and metro Ethernet CPE applications.

Also Cisco 7301 has highest performance single rack unit router with million packets per second processing. With 3 built-in Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (copper or optical) and a single slot.

So never be worry about NAT sessions, Regarding the BGP issue 256Mb RAM is enough to hold full internet routing table and keep other services working fine.

Finally the only point you need to foucs on is the IOS, kindly check the IOS feature set via

Full details about Cisco 7300 series can be found the router series Data sheet:

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Best Regards,

Mounir Mohamed

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Re: 7301 BGP + NAT ---> Performance?


Thank you for prompt and detailed answer! :)

Best regards,