[Bro] arista & cpacket experience

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Mon Oct 20 09:58:26 PDT 2014

We are using Arista 7150S's but are in the process up upgrading to
7280SE's.  The 7280SE's are their next-gen platform and a much needed
feature request that we have (MPLS label popping) is roadmap for the 7280SE
They will be evaluating it for there 7150S but no commitment yet).  cPacket
already has MPLS label popping but is considerably more expensive.  We're
happy enough with the Arista's to stay that route.

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 6:31 AM, Juan Caballero <juan.caballero at imdea.org>

> Hi everyone,
> We would like to deploy a Bro Cluster at a 10 Gbps at about 35% peak usage.
> We already have a splitter in place and are discussing options for a
> front-end that can merge both traffic directions and load balance sessions
> to Bro workers based on session hash and MAC rewriting. Ideally we would
> like some equipment that supports multi-port mirroring so that we can add
> other monitoring tools in addition to the Bro Cluster (e.g., Snort,
> TimeMachine or other Storage).
> Robin mentioned to me that people are using Arista and CPacket switches for
> this kind of setup. After looking at their webpages the Arista 7150 seems
> like a possibility for us (I see on the web page the San Diego SDSC and
> Cornell use the larger 7500 series) and CPacket's cVu240NG may be another
> (although there is less  information about CPacket products online).
> Does anyone have experience with these products? Do those models make sense
> for the description above?
> Any recommendations or things to consider for people without prior
> experience in such setups?
> Thanks!
> Juan Caballero
> Assistant Research Professor
> IMDEA Software Institute
> Madrid, Spain
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