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Re: Router upgrade for small colo provider
From: Jon Lewis <jlewis () lewis org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:27:39 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Andrew - Supernews wrote:

I have some of these running with combinations ranging from 5
full-routes sessions + iBGP through to 2 full + iBGP + 70+ peers.  You
don't need to be nervous about the MSFC2's ability to do BGP (though
for serious work you do want the maximum memory in both the MSFC2
_and_ the Sup2 (512M and 256M respectively) - the 256M on the Sup2 is
_important_ if you're going to have full routes).

It's actually 512M on both. With later/bigger IOS versions, you might actually utilize >256M on the Sup2. Max both out at time of purchase so you don't have to take it down later for upgrades.

#remote command switch show mem
                Head    Total(b)     Used(b)     Free(b)   Lowest(b)  Largest(b)
Processor   448543E0   393919520   108659576   285259944   273392008   211623448
      I/O    8000000    67108880    10353328    56755552    56755552    56755512

That's from a WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE.

 Jon Lewis                   |  I route
 Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
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