Max. remote users - Cisco HGw
Franco Sabaris, Javier
jfranco at MUNDO-R.NET
Wed Feb 23 13:42:25 EST 2000
> I have a little problem and I would like to know your thoughts about it.
> It would be perfect if any Cisco guy over there is reading this.
> Some months ago I installed a VPDN with up to 70 concurrent remote users,
> using L2F tunnels. The tunnels are initiated in the Access Server of the
> ISP, and they end in the Home Gateway, which is in the central node of the
> network. Well, a typical VPDN.
> Working together a local Cisco partner, we installed a Cisco 3620, which
> seemed to be suitable for this configuration. Some weeks after the start
> of the installation, we found that the Cisco 3620 reset when the
> concurrent remote connections grew up to 10-14, more or less. It seemed to
> be a bug in IOS. As a temporary solution, we installed a 4700, that is
> working well since then.
> After a couple of months waiting for an answer, this local Cisco partner
> says that Cisco is not giving an answer to the problem, and that we should
> install a 7120 for a permanent solution to this problem, and for other
> similar VPNs we may install in future.
> It sounded a bit strange, but I had nothing to argue against that. But...
> recently, I've read a new information on the Cisco web site. It talks
> about a 3620 supporting up to _hundreds_ remote users. Our local provider
> says that Cisco doesn't guarantee this figures in our configuration. They
> want to make a test in our network, without guarantee, and we're not
> willing to do that.
> I have recently asked for a Home Gateway for a similar VPDN for only 5
> remote nodes, and they suggest a 3620, which is a bit expensive for this
> little network.
> My questions are:
> - Does anybody have any experience with this kind of networks working with
> these equipments?
> - Is there any chart stating which HGw to use in each case, depending on
> whatever parameters? I mean a _guaranteed_ chart, something I would use to
> ask for responsibilities in case of problems.
> Javier Franco
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