Dumpster diving can pay off sometimes

Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
My boss told me that some of the engineers threw out some end of life / malfunctioned equipment so I checked it out and in all there wasn't anything fully functional, except for two 2900xl switches (turds don't even have 4 mb of flash, so I can't install 12.x IOS). Amidst the junk I found three tossed out 7206vxr modular routers. I knew they were busted else they wouldn't be in the trash, but being modular I figured I could Frankenstein together a working unit. A few hours later and voila, fully functional 7206vxr with dual fa ports, some dialer shelf interconnects that will never get used, and plenty of ATM interfaces. I'm pretty sure ATM is still on the current CCIE R&S exams so that works out nicely. Here's a picture of my complete haul (plus a Cisco 1700 and a Belkin wireless access point). Having a 7206 core for my lab is pretty nice icon_cool.gif

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  • EdTheLadEdTheLad Member Posts: 2,111 ■■■■□□□□□□
    No atm on ccie r&s anymore, oh and take your feet off the desk! icon_smile.gif
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    EdTheLad wrote:
    No atm on ccie r&s anymore, oh and take your feet off the desk! icon_smile.gif

    Awesome, ATM is a real mother. I've been studying metro and carrier ethernet extensively lately so hopefully that'll wind up on the R&S by the time I'm ready to take it.

    Also, my shoes are clean, no worrries icon_cool.gif
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  • EdTheLadEdTheLad Member Posts: 2,111 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Paul Boz wrote:
    I've been studying metro and carrier ethernet extensively lately so hopefully that'll wind up on the R&S by the time I'm ready to take it.

    So have I, i'm working on a vpls project.
    Networking, sometimes i love it, mostly i hate it.Its all about the $$$$
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    EdTheLad wrote:
    Paul Boz wrote:
    I've been studying metro and carrier ethernet extensively lately so hopefully that'll wind up on the R&S by the time I'm ready to take it.

    So have I, i'm working on a vpls project.

    That's cool, I'd love to chat with you about that some time.
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  • keenonkeenon Member Posts: 1,922 ■■■■□□□□□□
    umm, if you get lucky enough to come across other one of those hit me up icon_wink.gif
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  • larkspurlarkspur Member Posts: 235
    so which has more juice 6506 or 7206?

    this is kind of apples and organes, but was wondering from an R&S standpoint..
    just trying to keep it all in perspective!
  • dtlokeedtlokee Member Posts: 2,378 ■■■■□□□□□□
    larkspur wrote:
    so which has more juice 6506 or 7206?

    this is kind of apples and organes, but was wondering from an R&S standpoint..

    The 7206 has a backplane of about 1.8 Gb/s with a maximum forwarding rate of about 2 Mpps whereas the 6506 has a backplane og 32Gb/s with a maximum forwarding rate of 400 Mpps. With the flexWAN interfaces you can even connect many types of WAN commection to the 6500 and with a FWSM blade you can have it act as a firewall with a forwarding rate of 4 Gb/s

    so I would say the 6500
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  • larkspurlarkspur Member Posts: 235
    so I would say the 6500

    shaw......

    I did not know the 7206 was that far behind on the horses.
    icon_lol.gif
    just trying to keep it all in perspective!
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    larkspur wrote:
    so I would say the 6500

    shaw......

    I did not know the 7206 was that far behind on the horses.
    icon_lol.gif

    The 7206 is a fine router for what it does. They can handle edge of network aggregation and make fine BGP routers. You can run two OC12s worth of volume through a 7206 if you wanted to. In fact, we have a 7206 with over 50,000 ATM PVC's built in it and it runs fine. If you need a beefier router you can always opt for a 7600 or 10,000 series or just get a Juniper M10 or something. The 7206 isn't really designed to be a core device like the 6500 series Catalyst switches. It's not really "behind" on the horses, they're designed for different objectives.
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  • larkspurlarkspur Member Posts: 235
    The 7206 isn't really designed to be a core device like the 6500 series Catalyst switches. It's not really "behind" on the horses, they're designed for different objectives.

    understood. Thanks for the clarity..
    just trying to keep it all in perspective!
  • Aquabat [banned]Aquabat [banned] Inactive Imported Users Posts: 299
    That's cool, I'd love to chat with you about that some time.

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    i herd u leik mudkips lol
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