I have been tasked with getting our company rolled into MPLS.
We are currently an OSPF shop. We have all remote sites on point-to-point T1s off a DS3.
If anyone can provide me any tips I would greatly appreciate it.
I have no experience in this area. Currently studying for BSCI.
Where should I direct my research?
What should I be planning? What should I be asking vendors, etc. Is BGP the way to go?
All of your expertise would be a great help.
Thanks so much!!!
L3 VPN services can use OSPF as the PE-CE protocols and this has low impact and doesn't require to use BGP on your side.
the provider can carry OSPF routes between sites as O inter-area routes.
a L2 transport services over MPLS allow you to build directly OSPF adjacencies with your own routers.
Some providers can charge more for a L3 VPN service using OSPF as PE-Ce rouoting protocol.
the MPLS service will be on the SP side
Hope to help