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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎02-21-2013

How do -X2 line cards increase route table size?

Hi all, I have some aging MLXe's with MR2-X management and -X line cards.  They operate as edge routers, so full BGP feeds to multiple providers, inward-facing OSPF/OSPFv3.  Assuming the right level of code, is replacing the line cards all that's necessary to allow me to gain higher numbers for the route-related system-max variables?  It just detects all X2 cards, now you get larger numbers?

 

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Posts: 66
Registered: ‎02-25-2016

Re: How do -X2 line cards increase route table size?

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Hello,

 

you need to run at least 05.800 & remove all Gen1.1 from the chassis, else the system will scale down to -X, then switch the cam-profile and configure algorithmic cam mode:

 

http://www.brocade.com/content/html/en/administration-guide/netiron-05900-adminguide/GUID-F5A27733-F4A2-4367-8F83-E8A4C3DE6F0E.html?scroll=GUID-F5A27733-F4A2-4367-8F83-E8A4C3DE6F0E__TABLE_BD1B083C2FF24A38BCCD826FC1830BAF

 
 
This will increase the size for the FIB, the RIB will stay the same (depending on the management module). 
Regards
Jörg Kost

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