Edge Router VM Sizing Guide

Introduction

Sizing your Edge Router virtual machines (VM) correctly is essential for getting the required throughput from the Edge Router. Administrators should utilize these recommendations for allocation of CPU, RAM, and Disk Storage to allocate to Virtual Machine Instances running the Edge Router on the VM stack of your choice.

Choose from the following VM stacks:

Cloud instances should have compute optimized these instances need dedicated compute, not burst compute for AWS that means the C-Series and for Azure equivalent would be the F-Series.

vCPE (generic type)

Use this information when launching a Edge Router VM on your own equipment.

Reference CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz

  Target performance VM specification  Supported interface configurations *
LOW-MED
  • 100 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 100-200 Mbps Throughput
  • CPU Cores: 4
  • Memory RAM: 4 GBytes
  • Disk Storage: 30 GBytes 
  • Single LAN/WAN interface
  • 1 LAN + 1 WAN interfaces
  • 1 LAN + 2 WAN interfaces
MED
  • 500 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500 Mbps Throughput
  • CPU Cores: 8
  • Memory RAM: 6 GBytes
  • Disk Storage: 50 GBytes
  • 1 LAN + 1 WAN interfaces
  • 1 LAN + 2 WAN interfaces
HIGH
  • 1000+ Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500+ Mbps Throughput
  • CPU Cores: 10
  • Memory RAM: 8 GBytes
  • Disk Storage: 100 GBytes
  • 1 LAN + 1 WAN interfaces
  • 1 LAN + 2 WAN interfaces

* NetFoundry recommends a 1:1 physical to logical association for network interfaces.

AWS Cloud

  Target performance Instance name  Supported interface configurations
LOW-MED
  • 100 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 100-300 Mbs Throughput
c5.large Single LAN/WAN interface
MED
  • 500 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500 Mbs Throughput
c5.xlarge Single LAN/WAN interface
HIGH
  • 1000+ Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500+ Mbps Throughput

c5.2xlarge

Single LAN/WAN interface

Azure Cloud

  Target performance Instance name  Supported interface configurations
LOW-MED
  • 100 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 100-300 Mbs Throughput
Standard_F2s_v2 Single LAN/WAN interface
MED
  • 500 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500 Mbs Throughput
Standard_F4s_v2 Single LAN/WAN interface
HIGH
  • 1000+ Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500+ Mbps Throughput

Standard_F8s_v2

Single LAN/WAN interface

Oracle Cloud

  Target performance Instance name  Supported interface configurations
LOW-MED
  • 100 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 100-300 Mbs Throughput

53863A_AMD_E_Blk_RGB.png VM.Standard.E3.Flex

1 Core OCPU / 4 GB Memory

 

Single LAN/WAN interface
MED
  • 500 Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500 Mbs Throughput

53863A_AMD_E_Blk_RGB.png VM.Standard.E3.Flex

2 Core OCPU / 8 GB Memory

Single LAN/WAN interface
HIGH
  • 1000+ Simultaneous Data Sessions
  • 500+ Mbps Throughput

53863A_AMD_E_Blk_RGB.png VM.Standard.E3.Flex

8 Core OCPU / 64 GB Memory

Single LAN/WAN interface
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