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Re: 10GE router resource
Robert Boyle wrote:
At 04:33 AM 3/27/2008, Tore Anderson wrote:> Hands up those of you running Cat6500's in service provider > environments.
6708 linecards aren't supported in 7600s (though I think that was supposed to change in SRC, which I'm not running yet because its reported to be buggy as hell). Support for the ES linecards is only found in the 7600 chassis too which has certain implications (some critical) if you're doing MPLS. One thing that the 6500 can't do and never will be able to do is CALEA. If you're a SP and have to have support for CALEA as required by law (and can't get it closer to the edge) then you should put some more thought into the 7600s or some other solution.
Yesterday Gert posted an interesting take to the C-NSP list on the Business Unit split that formally separated the 6500s from the 7600s.
I'm not advocating one over the other but I am advocating a thorough examination of one's needs, wants and requirements before buying one or the other. We (and every other US SP) are required by law to support CALEA for all broadband subs. Since we couldn't do it on our edge we were forced to do it in the core. That required us to run SR and SR made us buy 7600s. Others may not have that need.