I would like to configure a VC on Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switch and bind it to trunk. I know how to configure a VC, but I do not know how to first: configure a tunnel bewteen two endpoints and second: bind configured VC to trunk. When I say trunk I mean RSVP LSP. Any help from You guys?
In my implementation mpls traffic-eng tunnels command is issued on MPLS network interfaces on Catalsyst 6500 switch just to start RSVP signalling which I use for LSP protection as far other VCs are configured in the network but none on Cisco switch.
I'm running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switch with current version of Cisco IOS 12.2(18)SXD6.
Let's resume what I would like to do in my half lab half production environment.
I would like to establish TE Tunnel between two switches. One endpoint of the Tunnel will be Cisco Catalyst 6500 switch and onother endpoint will MRV OptiSwitch machine. At the moment I'm only interested in ensuring redundant link what we can call Path Protection in terms of MPLS TE, which means that there are two paths within TE Tunnel. One is primary path and one is secondary or backup however we call it.
I need to add that the current network on which I'm testing MPLS implemetion consists of seven switches. In this network few VCs (Layer 2 MPLS VPNs point-to-point connections) exist already and every VC is bound to Trunk (MRV terminology) or to Tunnel as We wish as far Cisco Systems uses this term.
Because we previosly talked if there is a possibility to configure TE Tunnel on Catalyst 6500 switch I decided to try configuration given in the book mentioned earlier as far as I was not sure if such configuration is impossible despite our earlier talk.
First think is that given configuration is possible to apply in terms of available IOS commands. Dynamic route which is primary one in this case seems to be operational from show mpls traffic-eng tunnels command but the secondary path which is configured as a explicity route is not operational.
The other thing is that after issuing sh mpls traffic-eng tunnels brief two tunnels I have configured have unknown down if and down ports.
I'm also wondering why in this configuration there are two Tunnels because of my understanding the matter is that we have two paths in one tunnel. But maybe I'm confusing something.
Any further assistance, comments or ideas from You Guys?
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