maximum number of bgp routes

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L1 Bithead

maximum number of bgp routes

hi,

is there a maximum number of bgp route entries supported for the 5000 series ? does it support a full ipv4 routing table ? i cannot find any docs or data sheets with this kind of limits detailed...

thanks

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L4 Transporter

Re: maximum number of bgp routes

Yes, and No.

I went through the same questions when I was considering using the PAN device instead of a dedicated edge router.

The following table shows the limits (sent to me by a Palo Alto SA about 6-8 months ago when I was planning for implementation, and still current according to the current spec sheet for the 5000 series platform)

PA-5060

PA-5050

PA-5020

PA-4060

PA-4050

PA-4020

PA-2050

PA-2020

PA-500

PA-200

Static routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Forwarding table size (entries per device)

64,000

64,000

64,000

20,000

20,000

10,000

5,000

2,500

1,250

1,000

Forwarding table size (entries per VR)

64,000

64,000

64,000

20,000

20,000

10,000

5,000

2,500

1,250

1,000

Max route maps per VR

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

Routing Peers (regardless of protocol)

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

Since the current entire BGP table is somewhere around 440000 routes, the entire table is not going to fit into a PAN device - even a 5000 series - without some serious filtering.

Cheers.

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L4 Transporter

Re: maximum number of bgp routes

Yes, and No.

I went through the same questions when I was considering using the PAN device instead of a dedicated edge router.

The following table shows the limits (sent to me by a Palo Alto SA about 6-8 months ago when I was planning for implementation, and still current according to the current spec sheet for the 5000 series platform)

PA-5060

PA-5050

PA-5020

PA-4060

PA-4050

PA-4020

PA-2050

PA-2020

PA-500

PA-200

Static routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Forwarding table size (entries per device)

64,000

64,000

64,000

20,000

20,000

10,000

5,000

2,500

1,250

1,000

Forwarding table size (entries per VR)

64,000

64,000

64,000

20,000

20,000

10,000

5,000

2,500

1,250

1,000

Max route maps per VR

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

Routing Peers (regardless of protocol)

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

1,024

Since the current entire BGP table is somewhere around 440000 routes, the entire table is not going to fit into a PAN device - even a 5000 series - without some serious filtering.

Cheers.

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L1 Bithead

Re: maximum number of bgp routes

thanks! very useful table :smileywink:

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Re: maximum number of bgp routes

Do you have any information regarding the max routes for the 3000 series?

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Re: maximum number of bgp routes

In addition to above table for PA-3050 and PA-3020 :

Forwarding table size (entries per device)5.0002.500
Forwarding table size (entries per VR)5.0002.500
Max route maps per VR5050
Routing Peers (regardless of protocol)1.0241.024

Kind regards,

-Kim.

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L4 Transporter

Re: maximum number of bgp routes

They're the same as the equivalent 2000 series - from my understanding, the main difference between the 2000 and the 3000 is on the management plane, not the data plane - management is much improved on the 3000 (more RAM in the management plane setup), but everything else remains the same.

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