MP-BGP/MPLS on Cisco 870 series

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Dec 19th, 2008
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I have a Cisco 871 router running IOS 12.4(22)T. I have advanced IP feature set.

Cisco feature navigator indicates that MP-BGP MPLS is supported by this release on this platform. All I need is basic MPLS/GRE tunnel with static labels to be terminated on a remote PE.

When I try to configure a L3VPN, I do not find any command to do it.

How can I configure it ?



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Giuseppe Larosa Sat, 12/20/2008 - 23:36
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Hello Farid,

at the end of the list of features for 12.4(22)T in FN appears the following message:

"Some features are dependent on product model, interface modules (i.e. Line Cards & Port Adapters), and/or require a software feature license. Click here for more information."

Try the following:

conf t

ip vrf mytest

if this command is not accepted you cannot run a VRF over a GRE tunnel.

You can try to configure a GRE tunnel that is in VRF only on the other side.

Hope to help


convertel Mon, 12/22/2008 - 02:07
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Hi Giuseppe,

Thanks. Indeed, I can create the VRFs as you mentionneded but I cannot enable the MP-BGP which is a component of the L3VPN as shown below:

cisco871-cpe#conf terminal

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

cisco871-cpe(config)#router bgp 100

cisco871-cpe(config-router)#address-family vpnv4 unicast


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.



ip cef

ip vrf vpn1

rd 100:1

route-target export 100:1

route-target import 100:1


interface Tunnel1

ip address

ip mtu 1400

tunnel source FastEthernet4

tunnel destination


router bgp 100

no synchronization

bgp log-neighbor-changes

neighbor remote-as 1

neighbor update-source FastEthernet4

no auto-summary


Giuseppe Larosa Mon, 12/22/2008 - 05:01
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you may need a command under router bgp

router bgp 100

no bgp default ipv4-unicast

this moves BGP4 to BGP4+ and allows to use address families

then don't add the unicast parameter

address-family vpnv4

try in this way

Hope to help



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