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Segment Routing and IS-IS

Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:01 pm

Kicking off the new year to reiterate my MikroTik wish list....while there are many things i'd love to see in ROSv7, these are my top 2.

1) Segment Routing - In the service provider and data center space, MPLS is rapidly moving over to SR-MPLS because it simplifies both label exchange and traffic engineering considerably. When using traditional MPLS signaling, LDP and RSVP are required along with the IGP. SR-MPLS combines all of those functions into the IGP. Traffic engineering capabilities are fantastic because the source of traffic can be used in the policy decision and you no longer have to maintain state throughout the entire path as is the case with RSVP-TE.

2) IS-IS - I think IS-IS is one of the smartest choices that MIkroTik could make as a routing protocol addition. Having worked on MikroTik networks for more than 10 years, i've seen scaling issues with OSPF. IS-IS even in other vendor networks has less overhead and would pair well with the low-power and low-cost processors that MikroTik uses in routers and switches. It also operates at Layer 2 which makes it easy to transport IPv4 or IPv6 using the same process and is much harder to attack since there is no L3 required for adjacency/neighbor to form.

Both of these protocols pair well together as SR-MPLS is an extension of the IGP. I think we would see significant adoption by DC and SP operators of MikroTik devices (as opposed to Cisco/Juniper) if these two protocols were added to ROSv7.
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:55 pm

For full inexpensive IS-IS support, take a look at H3C or Huawei switches.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:21 pm

+1, this would be extremely useful in the wisp industry. At least to me it's much simpler to understand than MPLS, so would lower the barrier to entry for wisps to build proper routed networks.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:32 pm

+1 Solid carrier grade move.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:21 pm

Yes please!

both protocols would help tremendously with inter-op applications for network operators.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:24 pm

+1 for SR-MPLS & IS-IS support in v7.
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:15 am

+1

I support this as well.

I have asked in the past and was told IS-IS was not on the roadmap due to lack of demand. Hopefully this thread can show Mikrotik how much demand is really out there.
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:27 am

+1. Segment Routing and IS-IS would be killer.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:46 am

+1

However, I also do want to see RouterOS v7 stabilized. I would be thrilled if we could move our core BGP routers to ROS 7 in a years time or so. We need working MPLS first for that, and for the existing routing stack to have stabilized enough.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:02 am

+1

Both these protocols would help our network scalability tremendously
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:00 pm

As a service provider with 500+mikortik routers in the network, we would love to have IS-IS for scalability
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:28 pm

+1 for both segment routing and IS-IS.
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:54 am

+1 on IS-IS and segmented routing - pleeease :)
 
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Re: Segment Routing and IS-IS

Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:42 pm

+1 for IS-IS and segment routing.

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