Bluetrait (Program)
                IBM N2200 8363

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 9:45 PM

Networking Lab

Michael Dale

 My current networking lab setup for testing a new network design including OSPF, BGP & IPsec route based VPNs.

From top to bottom:

  • The imposter, a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite!
  • Juniper SSG 5 (extended license )
  • Juniper SRX 100 (base memory )
  • Juniper SSG 20 (not currently being used)
  • Juniper SRX 110H (older 1GB ram model)
  • Juniper SRX 210H-POE (pretty old slow beast with 1GB ram and a lowly 400MHz CPU). I still run a standard 210H at home, one day I'll get the 210H2....





On Sat, 12 Apr 2014 at 4:52 PM, Mark wrote Hi As you work with them everyday, i dont suppose you have had any wierd crashes over the last two days? 2 of my clustered ssg140's died at different sites over the last two days. I have heard of one other person who this has happened to. thanks 1: Comment Link

On Sat, 12 Apr 2014 at 9:56 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote No issues, although most of the devices in production are now SRXs. Maybe it was this SSL DDOS bug? What kind of crashes? 2: Comment Link

On Sun, 13 Apr 2014 at 5:37 PM, mak wrote Yes..that was it. So nothing i can do except wait for an update and turn off all external management. Would you recommend replacing the ssg5 with SRX's? Thanks for your response. 3: Comment Link

On Sun, 13 Apr 2014 at 8:24 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote I wouldn't have external management enabled anyway, I would have a VPN to the remote device or something similar setup. We've been replacing SSGs with SRXs recently but there are still some things that the SSG does a touch better. The WebUI in the SRX isn't good, but the CLI is great. We are still hitting some bugs in SRX code that causes issues for specific sites. The SSG is end of line, it won't be long before Juniper stop releasing updates for it completely (and you don't get new features now anyway). It really does depend on your requirements. Overall I prefer the SRX now. 4: Comment Link

On Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at 2:58 AM, Jeremy wrote Hi, How do you like that Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite? I'm thinking of getting one for my lab setup. The price looks good. -Jeremy 5: Comment Link

On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 at 12:37 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote The EdgeRouter is great. You really cannot beat it for the price. I still prefer JunOS CLI, but the EdgeRouter is really fast when hardware offloading is used. 6: Comment Link


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