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CE - MPLS Aware

hi to all,

I have a situation where I should enable MPLS to the CE. Should I configure the MP-BGP on CE to establish peering with other CE (which is also MPLS-aware), or what should I do?

thank you.


Re: CE - MPLS Aware

The protocol you need to run depends on the specific application. For eg. MP-BGP is used for VPN scenarios, directed LDP session is used for ATOM and RSVP with LSP is used for Traffic Engineering.

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Re: CE - MPLS Aware

If you just need MPLS VPNs (VRFs) on the CE then you might want to try Multi-VRF a.k.a. VRF-lite. If you have 12.2T with IP Plus or higher, or 12.3 with SP Services feature set, you can configure VRFs. You then have a logical interface per-VRF between the CE and PE, instead of needing a label-switched path, no real MPLS. Frame relay is nice for this.

Also see Ciscopress: MPLS and VPN architectures Volume II, chapter 4.