I couldnt quick find a topic that matched my question without going way back in time and the hardware is much less capable.
I’m trying to find some examples of ultra-modern workstation hardware, ie Intel 11th gen CPUs handling 20Gbps aggregate routing, or more.
My ‘pipe dream’ build here is a switch centric proxmox/kvm setup with 3 top-tier optiplex workstations with intel multiqueue NICs in a proxmox cluster. Then, if at all possible, 2 vyos VMs on each box able to handle 10Gbps full duplex each. that’s potentially 40Gbps aggregate. These would handle multiple full-table BGP peers on 10Gbps fiber uplinks.
I’m seeing examples of much older hardware doing ~36Gbps on bare metal but nothing showing VMs going that high.
What should I expect here? anyone got a link to any write-ups on VM performance? I prefer Proxmox/KVM but I could suffer ESXi if I had to.