Failover Scenario with EasyVPN

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Oct 4th, 2009
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Looking for advice and config help on scenario where Branch_Office is connected to Head_Office using service provider MPLS cloud.

we are looking for failover solution so that branch_office still reaches Head_office even if the MPLS link fails.

On Branch Office we have DSL connection, we thought of having EasyVPN with HQ if MPLS connection fails.

Plz comment and help in EasyVPN config to failover when MPLS goes down


Remote_Office_RTR_Config ===


interface FastEthernet0/0

description connected to LAN_segment_Shrj

ip address

speed auto


interface FastEthernet0/0

description Connected to MPLS_Cloud_du

ip address


router ospf 100

redistribute bgp 881

network area 0


router bgp 881

no synchronization

bgp log-neighbor-changes

redistribute connected

redistribute ospf 100

neighbor remote-as 1050

no auto-summary


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auraza Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:45
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Instead of doing ezvpn, set up a GRE/IPSec tunnel that is always up and make sure routing prefers the MPLS over the GRE/IPSec. When MPLS fails, it will fail over to the GRE/IPSec tunnel automatically.

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bwilloby46 Mon, 10/12/2009 - 06:20
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Can you elaborate on an example of this type of configuraiton? We are in the process of doing the same thing to back up our MPLS links with DSL. Are theere any whitepapers, configuratiuon examples, etc. for this situation that could make this setup easy? THanks.


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