[AusNOG] 10G/SFP+ Router for NBN Enterprise Ethernet

Jennifer Sims jenn at jenn.id.au
Mon Feb 21 11:29:18 AEDT 2022

In a former life, I used to suggest supply of the below:

I use one on my FTTP 1G connection and it copes quite happily.


On Mon, Feb 21, 2022 at 11:23 AM Luke Thompson <luke.t at tncrew.com.au> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> For a long while we've leveraged 1G hardware within our office
> environments. Thankfully, we're soon to have fibre at work.
> We're waiting for NBN Enterprise Ethernet to be fulfilled now so we can
> transition from copper to fibre, and it presents a good opportunity to
> replace our non-DC routers while we're at it. The hand-off will be SFP+
> rather than SFP.
> Ideally keeping away from lock-in models (ie. Meraki), what's
> recommended and where would you seek it out? In terms of slot failures,
> we'd probably prefer 2x SFP+ cages rather than 1x, and to have a bit of
> resource overhead (ie. 2-4 cores rather than single-core, and 1-4GB RAM
> rather than 512MB/etc) so we have room for other services (VPN, DNS, etc).
> What do you recommend? Ubiquiti make some options, likewise MikroTik
> have some RB/CCR models that look suitable. WISP seem to have some
> low-spec MikroTiks in-stock that would suit, though without much
> resource overhead to leverage. We're happy to compromise, the main
> consideration is that it balances out to being a solid all-rounder.
> This is a situation where we haven't changed the configuration in a fair
> while, so are open to ideas. We'd rather get this change right and
> repeat it as time goes on, rather than make the wrong move and look to
> re-do it again fairly soon.
> One final factor is security - we'd prefer a vendor who issues patches
> as-needed, rather than quickly EOLing devices and/or hiding them behind
> a subscription. If the value's there, we can look at it, though would
> rather keep that for the DCs.
> Any and all insights much appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Luke Thompson
> Operations Manager
> The Network Crew Pty Ltd
> https://thenetworkcrew.com.au
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