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7600 as Backbone router for MPLS core

I have 7600's and 7500's in my backbone and 7200's on the edge. My question is that when I look at the feature navigator the 7600 with Sup 720 is missing a lot of basic features required to be a core router of an MPLS Backbone. Features like Traffic engineering fast reroute, MPLS enabled Netflow are missing on this platform, is this platform not a good candidate to be a Backbone router for a service provider offering MPLS services??? 7500 on the other hand it seems 7500 seems to have support for the MPLS related features.

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Re: 7600 as Backbone router for MPLS core

Not sure what version you where looking at but...

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cisco CISCO7609 (R7000) processor (revision 1.1) with 983008K/65536K bytes of memory.

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TN3270 Emulation software.

1 SIP-200 controller .

1 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

74 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102


CASAN_Core1(config)#mpls traffic-eng ?

auto-bw auto-bw parameters

fast-reroute fast-reroute parameters

link-management Link Management configuration

logging Trap logging configuration

path-selection Path Selection Configuration

reoptimize Reoptimization parameters

signalling Traffic Engineering Signalling Parameters

topology Topology Database Configuration

tunnels Traffic Engineering tunnels

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Re: 7600 as Backbone router for MPLS core

That's right. According to the Feature Navigator ( there is a whole bunch of MPLS TE features in the Advanced IP Services feature set for 7600:

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - Automatic bandwidth adjustment for TE tunnels

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - Configurable Path Calculation Metric for Tunnels

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - Fast Reroute (FRR) Link and Node Protection

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - Interarea Tunnels

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - IP Explicit Address Exclusion

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - OSPF Support

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) - Scalability Enhancements

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) SNMP Notification Support

MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

MPLS VPN - Inter-Autonomous System Support


MPLS VPN Carrier Supporting Carrier

MPLS VPN Carrier Supporting Carrier - IPv4 BGP Label Distribution


MPLS VPN Inter-AS - IPv4 BGP Label Distribution.

MPLS VPN support for EIGRP between Provider Edge (PE) and Customer Edge (CE)

As for the MPLS-Aware NetFlow, it seems to be available only on 7200/7500/GSR platforms.

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