[AusNOG] Mikrotik routers in HA environments

Brad Evans brad at delion.com.au
Tue Jun 26 12:08:31 EST 2018

Hey Cameron,

How long does it take to load full tables and also how do you find the speed of doing routing table lookups from the CLI?

Last time we investigated this, both of the above were painfully slow when taking full tables.


From: AusNOG [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Cameron Murray
Sent: Tuesday, 26 June 2018 12:05
To: Darren.Moss at cloud365.com.au
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Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Mikrotik routers in HA environments

Hi Darren,

We use the CCR1072's with VRRP and have not skipped a beat in the last 372 days they have been online & installed.

We also run BGP + OSPF on both devices without issue holding 600,000+ routes.



On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 11:58 AM Darren Moss <Darren.Moss at cloud365.com.au<mailto:Darren.Moss at cloud365.com.au>> wrote:
Hi All,

We are about to deploy a new location, which we normally do with our SOE around Cisco router kit (2 of them for redundancy).

I was talking with another DC customer and they swear by Mikrotik router gear over Cisco.

I’ve played with Mikrotik in a domestic/home fibre connection scenario, but not in a DC environment.

What’s the consensus from others?

Can a pair of Mikrotik routers be configured for a *reliable* HA scenario ?

Happy to chat offlist or share if this is of interest to others.


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