MPLS backup using VPN

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Jun 21st, 2010
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Dear  Forum,

I wonder if someone might be able to assist me with a question I have.

I have a head office which connects to remote offices using MPLS.  This is a managed service and I do not have write access to these routers (cisco 1800) series.  At each of the sites, head office and remote I also have an internet leased line and a Cisco ASA.  This provides me with local access to the internet for eac of the sites and it gives me the opportunity to create VPN between the sites as a back up connection in the event of the MPLS line being unavailable.

However can I create a failover so that no manual intervention is required?  This Cisco ASA is the default gateway for the  hosts at each of the sites so I can use this to make routing decisions

I have attached a simple diagram of my environment

Thank you for reading and thank you for any suggestions


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milan.kulik Tue, 06/22/2010 - 00:01
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have you asked your MPLS provider for an opinion?

Some providers offer an MPLS connection with a cheap Internet  VPN backup.

If you have more than just two sites connected to the MPLS backbone, it could be a good solution for all your sites.

It's always easier to configure something with the provider cooperating.




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