On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 08:37:41AM -0700, mike+j...@willitsonline.com wrote: > On 04/09/2018 08:07 PM, Chris via juniper-nsp wrote: > > For the MX104 (and the MX80) the main limitation they have is that the > > CPU on the routing engine is terribly slow. This can be a problem for > > you if you are taking multiple full tables with BGP. Even without > > taking full tables, the RE CPU on the MX104's I have is basically > > always at 100%. Commits are pretty slow as well. This shouldn't be > > such an issue with the MX240 as it has a wider range of routing > > engines available with much better specs. > > I know it can be set up and run like a champ and do some (undefined) > number of gigabits without issue. What concerns me is that there are > performance limitations in these software only platforms based on your > processor/bus/card choices, and of course the performance of a software > hash vs a hardware cam for forwarding table lookups. And usually > (imho), you hit the platform limits like a truck running into a brick > wall. However, if I knew I was only going to have just a few gbps (3?), > I likely would be very interested doing a live deployment. However, with > that said, it certainly is interesting enough to investigate and I'd > love to see your writeup. At a minimum it sounds very useful and I may > use vMX for pre-deployment testing purposes. > > On your mx104 you said cpu was pegged at %100 - operationally does this > cause you any grief? How long does it take for your routes to recover > after a peer flaps? (eg: your sending traffic to a dead peer before > forwarding is updated to remove those). If you are logged in doing > normal network stuff like looking up routes or making minor config > updates, is the cli slogwash or can you move around and work?
MX104 and MX80 are PPC chips, not Intel. That is a big reason why they are slow. I have problems like VRRP flapping due to CPU starvation. This is in a lab, so it doesn't matter too much, but I wouldn't want to put them into a production network. _______________________________________________ juniper-nsp mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://puck.nether.net/mailman/listinfo/juniper-nsp