MPLS PE/CE routing protocol decision

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Jul 26th, 2008
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I've to build up a new domestic MPLS network and I'd like to find some guide lines for the best PE/CE routing protocol decision (ie pro, cons, max number of prefix supported, max number of protocol instance config on the PE, example of best config, etc).

I'd like to standardize this protocol decision and config (this is done today in different way by any system engineer configuring the CE..)

Does anybody knows where I can find these info ?

Can anybody answer my question?

Is there a white paper for this topic ?



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James Lasky Mon, 07/28/2008 - 00:57
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Do you have an idea of how many ospf processes (associated to a VRF) are supported in a Cisco 7206VXR acting as PE ?



shivlu jain Mon, 07/28/2008 - 01:44
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before 11.0 ios its ws 28 but now a days are unlimited.



James Lasky Mon, 07/28/2008 - 01:47
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Tks mates!

And what about BGP, RIPv2 ? ISIS ?

pro ?

cons ?


jon.harald.bovr... Mon, 07/28/2008 - 01:58
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ISIS - Not supported as PE-CE routing protocol

RIPv2, BGP and EIGRP runs as address family context and I am not aware of any limitations other than possibly protocol limitations.

Prefer BGP if possible, makes life easier as you not have to redisribute into BGP.


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