2005-09-29 19:28:09 UTC
I am stuck with many Cisco routers 7206 VXR that now run at 100% CPU
process time to time. The BGP table grow to a level that when combine
with a few access list on these routers, it now run out of steam! At a
minimum, more then I would like to see anyway!
I guess no one will be surprise on that!
So, I need to convert them in dummy aggregation router for T1's, etc but
without BGP or anything else on them for that matter, until I can get a
few good and tested cards for channel DS3 and the like that will work
well in OpenBSD.
I am stuck on this one and at the same time please to replace more Cisco
However, picking the best servers for this is also important.
I was looking at the HP DL-145 G2 with SCSI on them and I also saw the
new Sun X4100.
I really would need a minimum of 4x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports in these
So, hopefully someone will be able to answer this question for me.
Looking at the less then complete technical information on the Sun
server, I don't see the details of the chip set use in that server,
network card, etc. So, I can't search to see if OpenBSD may work on it
Google haven't return query with the X4100 and OpenBSD yet on this as
well. To new most likely.
So, is anyone can actually confirm or deny if OpenBSD actually work well
on this new Sun or not at all, or stay away from it, it would be greatly
I saw a few posts on the Sun DL-145 G2 and looks like issues are solve
with it and Brad work for the Broadcom network cards look like a
success, but I am not 100% sure on the SCSI yet however. I need to read
more on that.
I do use the DL-145 with great please so far, so I may be incline to
stick with HP, but the Sun default 4x Ethernet ports did attract me however!
Any word of wisdom on my best bet? I need 8 of these new servers to
start with, so I sure want to be sure to pick them right. Throwing money
down the tube is not my forte if you know what I mean!
May be someone know something even better for this stuff?
I saw posts from Henning for best network cards, still true and what
about a 4x ports in these new servers?
Many thanks for your input and your time as well!