Solved

HP router with BGP

Posted on 2014-01-07
3
432 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-08
We are looking at an HP MSR50-40  (JD433A) as an enterprise perimeter gateway router that will be attached to two unique ISPs using BGP.  Enterprise size: 1500 persons.  The JD433A will be located outside our firewall.

We are fishing for pros and cons of this product.
0
Comment
Question by:dts3909
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39762618
The biggest con that I see so far is the limitation of routing tables size. 100,000 routes for IPv4 and another 100,000 for IPv6. You wont be able to carry a full internet routing table from either provider. This may not be a bad thing if all you care about is ECMP across two default routes. You may be able to accept routes within the ISPs ASN and those directly attached. This would allow for traffic to take the best AS path to it's destination.

If you're going to have traffic beyond 3Gbps, then you'll want to consider a different router. However this may not be a problem either, I just don't know the particulars of your usage on the Internet.

Could you elaborate how the Internet access is used at your organization? This may better help determine if this is the right system for your needs.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dts3909
ID: 39765654
Our ISP connection speeds are 100Mbps each.  At present, we do not download any bgp routes, we let the ISP manage the bgp routing.

Our daily bandwidth average is 3Gbps each direction.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Jordan Medlen earned 500 total points
ID: 39766084
You should be fine with this router then, that being the case.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is the first one of a series of articles I’ll be writing to address technical issues that are always referred to as network problems. The network boundaries have changed, therefore having an understanding of how each piece in the network  puzzl…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question