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Re: Cisco Router best for full BGP on a sub 5K bidget 7500 7200 or other vendor ?
"Tom (UnitedLayer)" <[email protected]> writes: > On Sun, 8 Feb 2004, Alexander Hagen wrote: > > The PA-2FE-TX is about 1600.00- better to get a second PA-FE-TX with > > second VIP2-50 > > > > Now why is the CX-FEIP-2TX so much cheaper than the PA-2FE-TX ????? > > I believe because the CX-FEIP-2TX is a full length card. > The PA-2FE-TX also isn't able to handle a full 100Mbps per port, so don't > be suprised if it doesn't work well :) > > VIP2/50 is a much better combo. The reason that the CX-FEIP-2TX is so inexpensive is that it is interesting mainly as a curiousity of transitional technology. A CX-FEIP-2TX is VIP1, not a VIP2 (even a 2-15 or 2-20), and is incapable of being upgraded to do distributed anything, (cef, flow, whatever). It barely does full-duplex at line rate on one port, let alone two. Its sole use, if you happen to like to keep old hardware around, is that it will work in a 7000/7010 with RP/[S]SP, (ie, not an RSP). You can use them in a 7500 (or a 7000 with an RSP7k), but why would you want to? ---Rob