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Suggestion for Layer 3, all SFP+ switches

Juniper ACX 5048 is what we use though you need to license 10g ports (ACX5K-L-1X10GE) and VPN (ACX5K-L-IPVPN)

QFX does MPLS but I'm pretty sure it doesn't do VPLs.


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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Brandon Martin
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:01 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Suggestion for Layer 3, all SFP+ switches

On 04/18/2018 03:49 PM, Eric Litvin wrote:
> Brocade/arris is eager for business these days. They have a nice switch  (10g ports with 40g stacking) that should meet your needs with very aggressive pricing.

Does the Brocade/Foundry-lineage stuff that went to Arris actually do MPLS?  I didn't think ICX did any MPLS.

The SLX (and MLX) line that went to Extreme does but is perhaps overkill (it will also do Internet-scale FIB).  The SLX9540 is a 48 port SFP+ pizza box that also has 6 40/100Gb QSFP+/28 ports on it.  You'd need the "advanced feature" license for MPLS, and I don't know how mature the MPLS code is.  Pricing I've seen is pretty good for what you get, but again it may be overkill.

Juniper has some nice boxes in the EX series with at least MPLS L2-endpoint functionality that might also be an option for this sort of thing, but I don't know any models off the top of my head.
Brandon Martin