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Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Hi

What would be a suitable router (not L3switch) for 100-1000Mb ethernet links with NBAR & QoS no IPSEC?

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Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Suitable router would depend very much on the nomimal bandwidth of your Ethernet links, how many, and expected load. This reference, http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/downloads/765/tools/quickreference/routerperformance.pdf, provides pps for most Cisco routers. Don't forget to allow for duplex load and also try to avoid an expected load beyond 80%.

As you might note, software based routers don't generally handle many multi-gig. If you need even more routing performance than the ASR series offers, with NBAR and QoS, you might need to consider a 7600 "router" with FlexWAN or SIP-200/400 cards.

Aother possible choice might be a 6500 using a sup32-PISA but you would need to carefully check supported features.

PS:

Regarding Leo's reference to the 7304 using a NSE-150, I don't recall if it supports NBAR. The NSEs, I believe, aren't quite as feature rich as the NPEs. (This due to what the PXF supports.)

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Or you can use the 7304 with NSE-150.

Cisco 7304 NSE-150 Network Services Engine

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps352/product_data_sheet0900aecd8060aa7a.html

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Strongly recommend against the NSE-150, having a PXF chip that never worked well and is now (thanks heaven) abandoned by cisco.

Super Bronze

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Suitable router would depend very much on the nomimal bandwidth of your Ethernet links, how many, and expected load. This reference, http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/downloads/765/tools/quickreference/routerperformance.pdf, provides pps for most Cisco routers. Don't forget to allow for duplex load and also try to avoid an expected load beyond 80%.

As you might note, software based routers don't generally handle many multi-gig. If you need even more routing performance than the ASR series offers, with NBAR and QoS, you might need to consider a 7600 "router" with FlexWAN or SIP-200/400 cards.

Aother possible choice might be a 6500 using a sup32-PISA but you would need to carefully check supported features.

PS:

Regarding Leo's reference to the 7304 using a NSE-150, I don't recall if it supports NBAR. The NSEs, I believe, aren't quite as feature rich as the NPEs. (This due to what the PXF supports.)

New Member

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

thanks guys this is really helpful

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Paolo & Joseph,

Thanks for the correction gents. :)

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Suitable Router for 100Mb 1000Mb links

Thanks for the ratings Jason.

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