I am working through an MPLS network that doesn't support VPLS. I have a question related to how I can bridge VLANs between two sites using my switches connected to the providers MPLS network. I believe that DLSw will be able to bridge the traffic on a per-VLAN basis using bridge-groups, but I wanted to know if this method would be discouraged.
My endpoint switches are a ME6524 and C6503 going into the providers network.
I have never done it, but, if using the bridge-group approach, what about GRE tunnels?
Anyway, I would recommend L2TPv3 (but I don't think there is an IOS version for the C6503 which supports it). In the C7600 IOS 12.2(33)SRC and above supports it. You may also use the 1800, 2800, 3800, 1700, 2600XM.
If you are running MPLS over the MPLS service, with the C6500 you may try pseudowires/xconnect with mpls encapsulation.
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