MikroTik RouterOS v7

Learn about MikroTik’s newest operating system and how IPA can help you migrate

A network operating system 10+ years in the making.

RouterOS v7 (ROSv7) has been in development since the early 2010s to replace RouterOS v6 and remove limitations of the older linux kernel it’s based on.

After years of development, version 7.1 was released in late 2021 and has been on a steady development cycle ever since.

MikroTik has made a significant effort to stabilize routing, switching and bridging as well as other important features like firewall, vpn and wireless.

Since the announcement of the CCR1K series being discontinued more and more networks are moving to version 7 and ROSv7 compatible hardware like RB5k, CCR2k and CRS5k series.

RouterOS v7 webinar – overview and updates to routing protocols

This webinar goes through a basic overview of the systems changes to ROSv7 and then elaborates on updates to routing protocols and L3 hardware offload.

We cover:

– New routing database /routing/route




– L3 hardware offload

– FW hardware offload (NAT)

How we can help with RouterOS version 7 migration

  • ROSv7 Planning

    Let us help you evaluate the impact on your network of migrating to version 7 and create a migration plan.

  • ROSv7 Testing

    With an extensive hardware and virtual lab, we can safely replicate version 7 in your environment,

  • ROSv7 Migration

    Our expert network engineers will help you execute a migration to version 7 with confidence

  • ROSv7 Debug

    Expert debugging to determine the root cause of instability, bugs or potential interop issues with ROSv6

IP ArchiTechs has more experience with RouterOS version 7 than any other consulting firm. IPA cultivates this expertise using development labs to test throughput, performance, stability and interoperability for RouterOS version 7.

Lab designs are dual stack to include both IPv4/IPv6 and are based on real world deployments for WISPs/FISPs

What’s new in the ROSv7 routing stack?

The routing stack has been a focal point of ROSv7 development since the very beginning.

Development work over the last few years has significantly matured the operating system. IPA engineers have worked closely with MikroTik to identify/resolve bugs and develop best practices that are specific to ROSv7 software and hardware.

General Routing


ECMP for IPv6

Improved VRF support (Using Linux VRFs)

Management plane VRF support

Dedicated routing-id menu

RPKI session, status and received info for prefixes



Recursive routing for IPv6

HMAC-SHA auth RFC5709

OSPF SNMP monitoring



iBGP for IPv6

BGP templates and dynamic peers

BGP route server

BGP roles (RFC 9234)

BGP Flow spec

BGP VPNv6 support



IPv4 initial support

IPv6 future support

Traffic Engineering




LDP for IPv6

Label per VRF

MPLS Fast Reroute

MPLS Fast-Path

MPLS EXP-bit in queues



New routing filter syntax

Match, set & append large bgp communities

Match, set & append extended bgp communities

Validate prefix with RPKI



Support for hardware accelerated routing

Support for hardware accelerated NAT & firewall connections

IPv4 unicast routing in hardware

IPv6 unicast routing in hardware

ECMP routing in hardware

Improved BGP convergence time

BGP multi-core support and affinity settings per peer



New common routing database in /routing/route

Enhanced monitoring for l3 hardware offload and ASIC usage

Match, set & append extended bgp communities

Validate prefix with RPKI

Read about version 7 and BGP on MikroTik’s new flagship CCR2216 router.

MikroTik – RouterOS v7 – BGP performance testing for full tables – StubArea51.net

What’s new in ROSv7 hardware?

The options available for routers, switches and radios that are made for ROSv7 are plentiful and represent a major step forward in commodity networking.

CPUs from Amazon, Marvell and Qualcomm provide a wide range of options for MikroTik’s transition to arm64 .

Paired with ASICs from Marvell in the Prestera series, MikroTik’s CRS switches and selected models in the CCR2K series are some of the most affordable L3 switching platforms on the market.



Amazon Annapurna Labs – AL73400 (arm64, 16 core)

Amazon Annapurna Labs – AL32400 (arm64, quad core)

Amazon Annapurna Labs – AL52400 (arm64, quad core)

Marvell Armada – 88F7040 (arm64, quad core)

Qualcomm – IPQ-5018 (arm64, dual core)

Qualcomm – IPQ-6010 (arm64, quad core)



Marvell Prestera Aldrin2 – 98DX8525

Marvell Prestera DX – 98DX3255

Marvell Prestera DX – 98DX4310

Marvell Prestera DX – 98DX8332

Marvell Prestera DX – 98DX8216

Marvell Prestera DX – 98DX3236

Put your network in the hands of our expert network engineers.

  • Configuration

    Expert configuration of network devices.

  • Validation

    Verify your network is functioning as expected.

  • Migration

    Move to a new design with stability and confidence.

  • Troubleshooting

    Expert debugging to determine the root cause of network issues..

How your network will benefit from partnering with IP ArchiTechs

The IP ArchiTechs team can rapidly bring decades of experience to your business and quickly implement network changes in a safe way. Our ability to understand your business and technical requirements in a very short timeframe and execute on those goals is unparalleled. Our exposure to small entrepreneurial startups, large global businesses and everything in between makes us a perfect fit for your organization.

Improve your network with:

  • Access to network architects
  • Access to multi-vendor validated designs and architectures
  • Network documentation and discovery
  • Network troubleshooting and resolution
  • Implementation of new protocols and capabilities
  • Network outage resolution by expert network engineers and architects
  • Development of new designs and systems to solve complex problems

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