mpls,vpls and ES20G module for 7600

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Oct 6th, 2007

hi all,

do i need a ES20G module on my 7600 in order to perform VPLS,6VPE mpls and so on...

is this module just a 'speeding' module for these fonctionnalities ?

(it is very expensive and the license too)

Can i implement these features without it ??

Does someone use vpls on 7600 without that module ?

Thanks for answer

I have this problem too.
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swaroop.potdar Mon, 10/08/2007 - 08:56

Yes you can run VPLS without ES-20 using any WAN OSM or SIP-600 faing the core.

Although there would be cost difference in each module including ES-20G, but these modules have been designed with different objectives and requirements in mind. As each module provides you with either a certain media type density(ES-20G) or OSM , or the flexibility of media type usage etc (SIP-600).

So you can weigh the pros and cons with each module including the cost marked to the budget and take a call.



rrooney Mon, 10/08/2007 - 08:58

The ES20 comes in two flavors - 20 1 gig interfaces or 2 10 gig interfaces. The only cards that support VPLS are the SIP-400, SIP-600, OSM, and ES20. These cards would be required on the PE-P link but not in the core.

I agree - very expensive card and the stupid advanced sw license on top of the already paid for ios license is just ridiculous.


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