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Maybe, but the SuperMicro SYS-E200-8D system would make a FANASTIC router box :) 

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E200-8D.cfm

(6 cores, plus hyperthreading, M.2 support, 2.5" drive bay)

(2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE, 1x IPMI)

 

Additionally, if you want more of an all in one router box (eg, router and switch), the SYS-E300-8D would work well too:

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E300-8D.cfm

(4 cores, plus hyperthreading, M.2 support, 2.5" drive bay)

(2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE, 1x IPMI, plus 4x 1GbE card)

 

 

 

Both are Tinkertry approved, as well. :)

https://tinkertry.com/supermicro-superserver-sys-e200-8d-and-sys-e300-coming-soon

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schoon you know how we are, We start the thread driving a 4 cylinder Vega and before you know it we are driving a Lamborghini

Need?  What's this need you speak of?  lol

lol, yup, this is a fantastic platform for a router.     In fact, this is EXACTLY what I'm using for Sophos UTM. 

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Maybe, but the SuperMicro SYS-E200-8D system would make a FANASTIC router box :)

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E200-8D.cfm

(6 cores, plus hyperthreading, M.2 support, 2.5" drive bay)

(2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE, 1x IPMI)

 

Additionally, if you want more of an all in one router box (eg, router and switch), the SYS-E300-8D would work well too:

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E300-8D.cfm

(4 cores, plus hyperthreading, M.2 support, 2.5" drive bay)

(2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE, 1x IPMI, plus 4x 1GbE card)

 

 

 

Both are Tinkertry approved, as well. :)

https://tinkertry.com/supermicro-superserver-sys-e200-8d-and-sys-e300-coming-soon

 

Yes it would, just trying to validate the extra cost in my mind.  Both would consume less power and space than nay conventional case with a standard size PSU.

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Yes it would, just trying to validate the extra cost in my mind.  Both would consume less power and space than nay conventional case with a standard size PSU.

Easy. 

 

HyperV/ESX.

 

M.2 for the system drive, and a 2.5" SSD for VM storage. Pass through two of the NICs to the router VM, one for most management, and one extra (I believe) 

 

The smaller box is a 6 core CPU (Xeon D), and that's before hyperthreading.  And it supports up to 128GB of RAM. 

 

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It was a simple jump for me. I would have all of the on board processing power needed to run a virtual UTM/LoadBalancer, etc plus more VM's if needed.

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I will need to read this thread, not sure how it went from J1900 to a XEON-D for a router/firewall?

 

That would totally be my bad. :)  

 

But then again, those Xeon-Ds have 2x10GbE ports, and multiple 1GbE ports.  Great router boxes. 

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Maybe, but the SuperMicro SYS-E200-8D system would make a FANASTIC router box :)

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E200-8D.cfm

(6 cores, plus hyperthreading, M.2 support, 2.5" drive bay)

(2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE, 1x IPMI)

 

Additionally, if you want more of an all in one router box (eg, router and switch), the SYS-E300-8D would work well too:

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E300-8D.cfm

(4 cores, plus hyperthreading, M.2 support, 2.5" drive bay)

(2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE, 1x IPMI, plus 4x 1GbE card)

 

 

 

Both are Tinkertry approved, as well. :)

https://tinkertry.com/supermicro-superserver-sys-e200-8d-and-sys-e300-coming-soon

 

I looked into these before picking up the J1900.  They are definitely awesome but I couldn't justify the cost for what I wanted to do with it.  I read the tinkertry posts on them too, LOL!  Great review of them.

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