MikroTik Cloud Router Switch Review

It provides familiar RouterOS support, port isolation, and flexible VLAN handling. It lacks proper LACP support.


What is most valuable?

Familiar RouterOS support, port isolation, flexible VLAN handling (tagging, untagging, rewriting, etc.).

How has it helped my organization?

Port isolation is great for shared networks where you want to keep it safe by not lettings people fake DHCP server.

What needs improvement?

Proper LACP support, more software support for hardware capabilities, true wirespeed Layer 3 routing.

For how long have I used the solution?

2 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Doing this the old RouterOS way is straightforward, but it is not wirespeed then! So you need to learn some things in order to get the benefits, but it is worth it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Missing 9k jumbo frames and 10GigE support on CRS125. This is present on CRS2xx series, but CPU is faster on CRS125.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Mikrotik RB250 and RB260 switches - only 5 ports and interfaces is usable, but it is not RouterOS!

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was easy, but it did not reveal all the good things it can offer.

What about the implementation team?

By myself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SMC switches.

What other advice do I have?

MIkrotik CRS switches are basically metro switches so overkill for the less complex installations.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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