Managed Internet Route OptimizerTM Controller FAQs
MIRO Controller is an intelligent route optimization appliance for multi-homed networks that enhances BGP by evaluating path characteristics such as latency, packet loss, traffic and route stability.
The MIRO Controller appliance comes with two NEMA 5-15 to C13 power cords and a set of mounting rails suitable for 4-post cabinet and 2-post rack (center mount) installations.
The MIRO Controller appliance is designed to fit in one rack space unit. The dimensions are as follows: H: 42.8 mm (1.68 in.) x W: 482.3 mm (18.98 in.) x D: 700.5 mm (27.57 in.). For additional requirements, view the data sheet.
MIRO Controller works with any routing platform that supports BGP Additional Path (add-path) as described in RFC 6774. Some of the platforms used with MIRO Controller include Cisco ASR1000 and ASR9000 series, Juniper MX series.
MIRO Controller works with NetFlow v1/v5/v7/v8/v9, sFlow v2/v4/v5 and IPFIX. It also supports IPv4 and IPv6, BGP version 4 and SNMP versions 1, 2c.
The MIRO Controller appliance can be self-installed, or choose on-site or phone installation by an Internap engineer.
Yes, MIRO Controller supports both IPv4 and IPv6.
Yes, it supports all three.
In the event that the MIRO Controller appliance fails, BGP will time out, and any routes announced by MIRO Controller will be withdrawn, effectively reverting back to natural BGP.
MIRO Controller identifies targets based on active prefixes and traffic levels, which is more scalable and efficient than probing the full BGP table. The number of probe targets will increase as the number of active networks increases, but MIRO Controller can optimize the full BGP table.
MIRO Controller uses BGP sessions to connect to your edge routers.
You will need to configure BGP sessions and GRE tunnels. One tunnel is required for each circuit.
Yes, MIRO Controller can optimize traffic on your peering networks.
If the network POPS are located in close proximity to each other, it may be possible for one MIRO Controller appliance to optimize routes across multiple locations. More than one MIRO Controller appliance will be required for locations that are geographically far apart.