We are planning to roll out VPLS services in our network and I need advice from people who have deployed VPLS in their network.
In the real scenario customers may also come over wireless last mile and terminate on our MetroE network. From MetroE network it extends till our POP. No hierarchial VPLS as there is a hardware limitation in 7604.
If customer wants to tunnel layer 2 protocols i.e. CDP, VTP and STP over VPLS, is it advisable to do? Our MetroE network has its own VTP and STP and if I extend the customers VTP, CDP and STP over MetroE, what will happen to the customer layer 2 protocol packets in MetroE cloud. I may miss something very basic here .
Are my below understanding correct?
1. VTP packets will be dropped by MetroE as there is a domain/password mismatch. (provided VTP domain and password are not leaked to Customer). VTP packets get tunneled over VPLS and reaches the other site.
2. STP packets will get tunneled over VPLS and reaches the other site.
3. What will happen to CDP packets?
Also what are the things that need to be planned before rolling out the services. Any input is much appreciated.