We are implementing a EVPL connection to our DR site and moving away from X 2 DS3s.
I would like to have more control over traffic shaping on the EVPL link and my understanding is that this can be done with a SIP/SPA configuration.
We currently have an 8 port GBIC blade in our 6509 that is linking fiber to trunk all VLANs to another 6509 in our main site and providing links via fiber to our SAN environment.
My thinking is that I could do the following, but not sure if it is possible:
Remove the 8 port GBIC blade and replace with a 6500 series SPA carrier
Install a IPSEC VPN SPA on one side of the SIP
Install an 8 port Gigabit SPA on the other side of the SIP
Would this allow me to use the 8 port SFP connections in place of the GBIC blade for the existing connections and use the VPN/QoS capablities for the new EVPL connection?