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Faisal Shabbir
Level 1
Level 1


i want to buy a cisco router with below mentioned specification, could anyone advice me that whih model meets these requirements:

  • Hardware Architecture
  • Should be based on modular architecture for scalability and should be a single box configuration for ease of management with the flexibility to use the appropriate choice of interfaces as and when required.
  • The router offered should have high MTBF & low MTTR
  • Power supply should be for 230V AC.
  • May have redundant Power supply, not mandatory.
  • Should have Min of 512 MB RAM & 256 MB FLASH and should be upgradeable.

  • Interface
  • Should have at least 3 Gig interfaces (at least 1 SFP Port)
  • Should have at least 2 FE interface
  • Dedicated Console port
  • At least 1 USB port


  • Performance
  • Should provide performance of at least 700kpps
  • Routing table should be able to take more than 13k of routes.
  • Should support performance enhancement through hardware based encryption.
  • Router should support other IP Services like
    • GRE
    • IPSec VPN
    • SSL VPN
    • Tunnel-less/Client-Less VPN
    • Firewall
    • Should support MLPPP for link aggregation

  • Protocol Support
    • Should support Routing protocols like
    • RIP ver1 &2
    • OSPFv2 and v3
    • BGP4
      • Should support the following IP Multicast routing protocols
      • IGMPv1 and v2
      • PIM-SM
      • PIM-DM.
        • Should support following IPv6 features:
        • DHCPv6,
        • IPv6 QoS,
        • IPv6 Multicast support,
        • RIP
        • OSPFv3 for IPv6.
          • Should support MPLS Features
          • Should support IP Accounting features
          • Should support HSRP

  • QoS Features
  • Should support Classification and Marking:
  • Policy based routing
  • IP Precedence
  • DSCP
  • MPLS exp bits
  • Congestion Management:
  • Random Early Detection
  • Priority queuing
  • Class based weighted fair queuing
  • Traffic Conditioning:
  • Committed Access Rate/Rate limiting
  • Link efficiency mechanisms:
  • Per VLAN QoS.
  • Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
  • Support for Auto-QoS

  • Security Features
  • Should support the following
  • multi-level of access
  • SNMPv3 authentication, SSHv2
  • AAA support using Radius and/or TACACS
  • IP Access list and SNMP access to router
  • Multiple privilege level authentications for console and telnet access
  • Time based & Dynamic ACLs.
  • MAC address authentication

  • Management
  • Should have support for CLI, Telnet and SNMPv3
  • Should support Secure Shell
  • Should provide a provision to analyze IP service levels for IP applications and services by using active traffic monitoring (the generation of traffic in a continuous, reliable, and predictable manner) for measuring network performance.
  • Should support hardware assisted flow-based traffic analysis of applications, hosts, performance-based measurements on application and network latency, quality of experience metrics for network-based services such as voice over IP (VoIP) and video.
  • Should have the ability to monitor events and take informational, corrective, action when the monitored events occur or when a threshold is reached.
  • Implementation control configuration on the Router to ensure SNMP access to SNMP Manager or the NMS work station.
  • Support for RMON1/RMON2.
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