the layout is as follows:
6509(data center)-->3845---->MPLS ISP cloud--->3845(remote site)--->stacked 3750
we would like to extend few vlans to the remote site. i am planning to trunk vlans to the router and use xconnect on the subinterfaces on the two 3845s.
ISP is going to give us a ospf handoff ( so ospf CE-PE vrf). i have been doing some research (i have deployed EoMPLS across two data centers on the 6500s via loopback cable( port-based xconnects)) and since
i cannot do MPLS with the provider as the provider is only going to give me routes via vrf i have to find another way of establishing MPLS label switching with the remote site - GRE over MPLS seems to be the option
i would appreciate if you could shed some light on this as how would it work??
Also i can do targeted ldp with the remote site router without enabling tag-switching on the CE egress interfaces - does this mean that i could send packets to ISP with my labels and the provider will switch my traffic
with its own lables stacked on top of the my lable where my origianl lable is preserved and it gets to the remote site. here is my understanding correct - or i have lost it compelety...
with GRE what kind of mtu sizes am i looking at
ethernet header 14
GRE header ?
MPLS labels 8-20
EoMPLS header 4
original 802.1q frame 4
appreciate any input