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Re: Anyone Deployed Ascend's GRF IP Switch?

  • From: Peter Lothberg
  • Date: Thu Sep 04 16:10:13 1997

> > > GRF's also take about 5-10 minutes to reboot, which can be annoying.
> > Nathan Stratton                             President, CTO,

> My 7206s reboot in well under a minute (the -p- builds fit right into
> bootflash, so no need for a boot-then-think-then-load-flash-then-think
> cycle).
> Once up, they transfer full routes bidirectionally with 7505s in 
> 10-15 seconds.
> Avi

Our BFR:s (cisco 12000) reboots in less than a minute and if it's a
box reload the outage is short enough so that downstream IBGP speakers
maintain their BGP sessions that are routed through the reloaded box.