1. Overview

Thank you for choosing 6WIND Turbo Router.

Turbo Router is a ready-to-use high performance software routing appliance.

Turbo Router provides Service Providers, Cloud and Content Providers, and Enterprises the best price/performance ratio when transitioning from hardware to software based appliances.

Turbo Router can be quickly installed on x86 servers in bare metal or virtual machine environments.

This document will help you get started with your new product. It provides an overview as well as detailed installation and startup instructions.

1.1. Features

Turbo Router offers:

  • Linear performance scalability with the number of cores deployed
  • Full-featured data plane networking with fast path protocols
  • High performance control plane
  • CLI management
  • NETCONF management
  • High performance input/output (I/O) leveraging DPDK with multi-vendor NIC support
  • Bare metal and virtual environment support, including KVM, VMware and AWS

1.1.1. Routing

  • BGP, BGP4+
  • OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  • RIP, RIPng
  • Cross-VRF
  • Static Routes
  • ECMP
  • PBR
  • MPLS LDP (beta)
  • BGP L3VPN (beta)
  • BGP Flowspec

1.1.2. Layer 2 and Encapsulations

  • GRE
  • VLAN (802.1Q, QinQ)
  • VXLAN
  • LAG (802.3ad, LACP)
  • Ethernet Bridge

1.1.3. IP Networking

  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • VRF
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Tunneling
  • NAT

1.1.4. Security

  • Access Control Lists
  • Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding

1.1.5. QoS

  • Rate limiting per interface, per VRF

1.1.6. IP Services

  • DHCP v4 client
  • DHCP v4 server
  • DHCP v4 relay
  • DNS client
  • DNS proxy
  • NTP

1.1.7. Management/Monitoring

  • SSHv2
  • CLI
  • NETCONF API
  • SNMP
  • LLDP
  • Role-Based Access Control with AAA (TACACS)
  • Syslog
  • sFlow
  • KPIs

1.1.8. System

  • Control Plane Protection

1.1.9. High Availability

  • VRRP

1.2. System Requirements

  • Bare metal or VM (KVM, VMware, AWS)
  • Virtio vNIC, VMXNET3, PCI passthrough and SR-IOV
  • Supported processors
    • Intel Xeon E5-1600/2600/4600 v2 family (Ivy Bridge EP)
    • Intel Xeon E5-1600/2600/4600 v3 family (Haswell EP)
    • Intel Xeon E5-1600/2600/4600 v4 family (Broadwell EP)
    • Intel Xeon E7-2800/4800 v2 family (Ivy Bridge EX)
    • Intel Xeon E7-2800/4800 v3 family (Haswell EX)
    • Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 v4 family (Broadwell)
    • Intel Xeon Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze family (Skylake)
    • Intel Atom C3000 family (Denverton)
    • Intel Xeon D family
  • Supported Ethernet NICs
    • Intel 1G 82575, 82576, 82580, I210, I211, I350, I354 (igb)
    • Intel 10G 82598, 82599, X520, X540 (ixgbe)
    • Intel 10G/40G X710, XL710, XXV710 (i40e)
    • Mellanox 10G/25G/40G/50G/100G Connect-X 4/5 (mlx5)
    • Broadcom NetExtreme E-Series (bnxt)
  • Memory footprint (RAM): Turbo Router requires at least 2GB of RAM. Default capabilities are automatically adjusted to the amount of RAM available.

    Turbo Router requires 6G of RAM to achieve the following capabilities:

    VRs 32
    Routes 1000000
    Neighbors 100000
    PBR rules 4096
    Netfilter rules 10000
    Netfilter conntracks 262144
    Netfilter ebtables 10000
    Netfilter ipset 64 ipsets per VR, 2048 entries per ipset
    VXLAN interfaces 512

    See also

    Fast path limits configuration to tune these capabilities.

  • CPU: Turbo Router requires at least 2 CPU cores.

  • Storage: Turbo Router requires at least 1GB of storage space; 8GB are recommended to manage several images and store configuration and log files.