We are currently setting up a network for a large building (700 clients) and are considering using the Juniper M7i router as a core router for this network.
Have anyone experience in loading 700 interfaces onto this router on a gigabit interface with vlans? I know the number of vlans is within the spesifications of the product - but have anyone tested it or have any qualified quesses if it will work?
The setup is simple
gigabit line --> juniper m7i --> vlan each end client with cheap edge switches
We have already chosen the technical plattform, including the use of /30 networks on all of the clients and are going for this solution. The question now is - will the router be able to handle this amount of interfaces/vlans on 1gbps?
This type of topology seems pretty ill advised. Your Juniper M5 router will be a single point of failure, and configuring downstream switches for all those vlans will be nightmarish. However, gigE pics have a limit of 1024 VLANs per port so you could technically do this. My hunch, though, is that if you have to ask this question - you really should get some expert advice on your network topology, infrastructure, etc.
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Originally posted by Jay Suds You really ought to give jsw6 a hollar. His rates are very resonsable, and he's got real, cost effective solutions.
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