I am begining to implement an MPLS network. I have several sites that are using Novell 4.1 servers that are using IPX. At present I am using EIGRP and Frame Relay with some Point to Point connections. When I move all of these sites over to the MPLS network, what am I going to have to do to keep the IPX working between these servers.
Will IPX run on MPLS? Or will MPLS encapsulate the IPX Packet in IP?
Some of these servers cannot be upgraded to the Novell 5.0 or 5.1 using IP.
When you suggest that Mpls and IPX can work parallely. What do you mean by parallely? Within the Lan only? What interface are you talking about not altering? Ethernet or serial? How will IPX updates happen without routing IPX across the WAN connection. Will we be able to see all IPX servers on all routers? IE. (sh ipx server). If you could elaborate on your response, I would appreciate it.
It's kind of funny the "MP" in MPLS still needs some time. I doubt we will see anything for carrying IPX natively inside MPLS, mainly because the demand isn't there in the service provider space.
There are emerging standards for bridging layer 2 inside MPLS - particularly VPLS. That may be an option, but it's not clear what platforms are supporting it right now as the standard is still in draft.
For the short-term, certainly upgrading to nate IP is most desirable. If that's not feasable, then GRE tunnels will work well with a small number of servers.
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