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by garthvs
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10Gbps Real Life Performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: 10Gbps Real Life Performance

You mentioned it can only see 2GB, but I see CCR spec sheet mentioning it can support up to 16GB. How is this possible if both of them are running the RouterOS? Different CPU arches so different capabilities, although I doubt the underlying OS has a problem with using more than 2GB of RAM on x86. T...
by garthvs
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10Gbps Real Life Performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: 10Gbps Real Life Performance

You can install 40Gbps interfaces if they are supported in the kernel drivers. You will probably reach 40Gbps throughput quite easily in a lab test using large packets but I doubt you would be able to reach 40Gbps of real Internet traffic as the CPU would become the bottleneck.
by garthvs
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10Gbps Real Life Performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: 10Gbps Real Life Performance

Two 12 core Xeon cpu's with 8GB of RAM. RouterOS only sees 2GB because it is running 32 bit.

I doubt a Cloud Core could run this unless the queues can be done via fastpath on the hardware?
by garthvs
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10Gbps Real Life Performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

10Gbps Real Life Performance

Hello All I thought I would give some feedback on the performance of our 10Gbps x86 router. We are currently routing 2.0Gbps of live Internet traffic with just over 500 000 pps. We have 2 full BGP feeds and peer locally with 30 other networks. Some facts on the system: 2x 10Gbps NIC 2000 Queues 2000...
by garthvs
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max Entries: 524288 Only on x86!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Max Entries: 524288 Only on x86!?

Can someone or somebody from Mikrotik help me with this? Has someone managed to run RouterOS on enterprise or ISP level with thousands of users without reaching this limit? Can you please share? I really need your help here. Thank you very much. Slightly old thread, but we run thousands of vlans fo...
by garthvs
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB2011 QinQ
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: RB2011 QinQ

You can create QinQ interfaces very easily by creating one VLAN interface and then creating another VLAN interface on top of that:

Ethernet
- VLAN 500 (PVID)
- - VLAN 1000 (CVID)
by garthvs
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P420i Support
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: P420i Support

It still requires the SCSI subsystem as well as the HPSA Smart Array driver.
Anything more than an On-Board SATA isn't going to work.
Isn't the HPSA included in the kernel by default?
by garthvs
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P420i Support
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: P420i Support

The P420i supports SATA mode but I am unsure if it will work with RouterOS.
by garthvs
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P420i Support
Replies: 5
Views: 887

P420i Support

Hi All Does anyone know if RouterOS v6 supports the P420i RAID controller found in many new servers? I have tried looking for drivers in the linux kernel 3.3.5 which is now in RouterOS version 6 but cannot find any location for controllers included in the kernel. Can anyone confirm if it works or po...
by garthvs
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Only 1Gbit over SFP+
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Only 1Gbit over SFP+

I was able to get 9Gbps when running a test over SFP+ using a loopback between two ports.
by garthvs
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life RouterOS Performance - v6.15
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Real Life RouterOS Performance - v6.15

We started experiencing jitter and slight packet loss when reaching > 650Mbps. On the new firmware the IRQ load is distributed across cores much better.

Latency is sub 1ms and only spikes to 4ms very rarely.
by garthvs
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life RouterOS Performance - v6.15
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Real Life RouterOS Performance - v6.15

Oh and we will be upgrading to 10GbE soon. I will post performance stats as soon as we have completed the cut over.
by garthvs
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life RouterOS Performance - v6.15
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Real Life RouterOS Performance - v6.15

Hello All I thought I would give some stats on real life Internet traffic performance since we upgraded our x86 router from v5.24 to v6.15. We are running almost 700Mbps Internet traffic with 2 full BGP feeds and peering with about 30 other ISP's. Our traffic consists of more than 50Mbps voice and w...
by garthvs
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Support Status of v5
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Support Status of v5

Are bugs still being fixed in version 5?
by garthvs
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik BGP Protocol configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Mikrotik BGP Protocol configuration

I found this really helpful. It explains how to manipulate BGP based traffic:

https://ftp.apnic.net/meetings/22/docs/ ... gp-bcp.pdf
by garthvs
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Support Status of v5
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Support Status of v5

Hello All What is the current support status of v5? I logged a bug report for the latest version 5 and was told to test on version 6. No way are we moving to version 6 until all the issues are resolved. I could not find any official documentation regarding this either and a Google search provided no...
by garthvs
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS on Server HP DL380 G8
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: RouterOS on Server HP DL380 G8

The CCR does not support the hardware redundancy I need as well. Dual power feeds etc.

I am also not convinced the CCR will perform better than this server. Almost a thousand queues and a Gb of traffic with firewall.
by garthvs
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS on Server HP DL380 G8
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

RouterOS on Server HP DL380 G8

Hi All I have been using RouterOS 5 very successfully on older HP DL180 G6 servers and need to increase capacity so purchased a new HP DL380 G8. Has anyone managed to install RouterOS 5 on this hardware? I have tried setting the BIOS SATA mode to legacy, AHCI, RAID and the drive is not detected. I h...
by garthvs
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: File operation error / Console has crashed - v5.18
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: File operation error / Console has crashed - v5.18

It was a hard disk failure. Amazing OS... was still running perfectly without a hard disk.
by garthvs
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I NEED UR HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: I NEED UR HELP

Can you post more details please. And maybe change the subject of your post to something a bit more informative.
by garthvs
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want autmatic backup when user changed the configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: I want autmatic backup when user changed the configurati

Why not do it on scheduled times. There are many examples.
by garthvs
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pass-through and untagging Vlans on the same port
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Pass-through and untagging Vlans on the same port

I would recommend using a switch for this instead - something like the HP ProCurve Switch 1800 8 port is cheap and will do this fine.
by garthvs
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: File operation error / Console has crashed - v5.18
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

File operation error / Console has crashed - v5.18

I have RouterOS v5.18 running on a quality x86 server with SSD and the router has been running perfectly for 123 days without reboot. When I tried to create a backup today by using "export compact file=backup" I received "file operation error". After that I tried "export compact" to take a capture o...
by garthvs
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Multihomed BGP and traffic reply path
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: Multihomed BGP and traffic reply path

Thanks Fewi. Very informative. I am concerned on using asymmetric routing as we will be using a lot of voice traffic over one of the routes. From what I have read, to force outgoing traffic to use the same interface it was initiated on I would need to use policy based routing and mark incoming packe...
by garthvs
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Multihomed BGP and traffic reply path
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Multihomed BGP and traffic reply path

Hi All I have a level 6 RouterOS server connected to two different ISP networks (X and Y) via BGP using our own ASN and IP blocks. The BGP is up and running between both ISP networks and is working great. The problem I have encountered is that certain traffic coming in from network X gets replied to...