CHR feature request
--> Mikrotik , I could really use an ISO image of a CHR so that I can install CHR on a bare metal box (just like x86 ROS).
- x86 ROS is available as an ISO that can be installed on a bare metal box. All CPU's are available to the x86 ROS system. The problem is that it is 32-Bit
- CHR ROS (64-bit) is only available as a disk image to be copied into a hypervisor system ( in my case a VmWare ESXi hypervisor ). The problem is that there are no free and popular hypervisors (that I know of) that will present greater than eight ( 8 ) CPUs to the guest hosted CHR ROS system. So your options are 1, use 8 CPUs on your CHR or 2, purchase a very expensive hypervisor license ( 100 K ? or so ) so that the hypervisor can then permit a CHR to run with greater than 8 CPUs. Example - a high end bare metal box with two Xeon 56 core processors could yield 112 Xeon processors to a CHR (without hyper-threading enabled). - - - Now you could have as many firewall rules and connections as you want and probably almost never bog down the layer-3 throughput. Also , a bare metal CHR with two Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 processors would yield 24 CPU cores and 120 Meg of CPU cache - thus a CHR could run at full CPU cache clock speed instead of the slower RAM speed for crazy fast CHR throughput.
In my network, I have a CHR with multiple 10-Gig interfaces performing bandwidth management on a dozen class C networks to customers averaging up to almost 150 thousand firewall connections. I suspect a bare metal CHR would increase firewall bandwidth processing yielding an additional 500 to 1,000 percent (or greater) CHR throughput.