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Intermediary nodes in VPLS network

When setting up a VPLS network, am I correct in my assumption that intermediate nodes between two PEs participating in a VPLS do not need to understand VPLS? They merely only need to be running MPLS, correct?

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Re: Intermediary nodes in VPLS network

Hello,

yes this is right. This is sexy with MPLS, any service can be deployed quickly, because the core does not have to be modified (except QoS and bandwidth). A core LSR will do label switching based on the top label ... not "knowing" what it is transporting.

Service is deployed by implementing all features on the PE.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

regards, Martin

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Re: Intermediary nodes in VPLS network

Hello,

yes this is right. This is sexy with MPLS, any service can be deployed quickly, because the core does not have to be modified (except QoS and bandwidth). A core LSR will do label switching based on the top label ... not "knowing" what it is transporting.

Service is deployed by implementing all features on the PE.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

regards, Martin

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Re: Intermediary nodes in VPLS network

Thanks, that's what I figured. I just needed to be 100% sure before moving forward. Many assumptions I've made over the past few months regarding VPLS deployment have been incorrect.

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