Can anyone tell me what I might expect routing between 10 subnets using just the sfp+ connected to CCS326 might give me? Currently, I have a FortiGate 200b as my Firewall/router and it will remain the firewall to the internet, but when I am running test on some of my esx hosts that are 10G capable its maxing my CPU on my FortiGate. The fortage currently has 22 inter VLAN rules to allow traffic to pass there rules are mostly whole subnet to whole subnet on one port. Some rules are a few ips to a few ips, seems pretty simple.
I don't expect 10gbps and I don't need it, would be nice for the testing but I am realistic person its a 190.00 router. I just want to be able to run my test and not take down my network. If you say I need to save my pennies maybe I just need the 1009.
Depending on load characteristics RB4011 will outperform CCR1009. It will easily pull off 10G, just like CCR1009 (providing you use fasttrack in firewall, otherwise not rly but CCR1009 won't either). RB4011 will be better at handling fewer high throughput connections while CCR1009 will be better at handling thousands of smaller connections saturating 10G interconnect. It makes RB4011 great router if you're streaming or routing storage, hosting big files etc. - scenarios where CCR1009 sometimes struggles to hit 10G. Those devices are similar in overal performance - they're just optimized for different load characteristics.
TL;DR RB4011 is really capable router and my friend uses it for 10G inter VLAN routing with CRS317. It pulls off 10G without a sweat in most scenarios (except large scale with thousands of tiny connections).
Imho as of now RB4011 is no brainer unless you need some specific CCR features like smart card, additional SFP interface, usb, microSD, higher throughput for gigabit interfaces (because RB4011 has 5G aggegated bandwidth to gigabit interfaces - 2.5G per switch, while CCR1009 8G aggregated for 8 interfaces - no switch chip). And I'm saying that as CCR1009 owner. I just keep lying to myself that I totally need this touchscreen LCD so I don't feel like I wasted money...