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Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

hey guys,

We have a single client (in vrf) with 2 sites in different states and running over our mpls core.. Our primary link in our core is experiencing degredation of service and want to route this client over our redundant link while keeping all other clients going over our primary link - is this possible?

The client in question has its own vrf (L3VPN) at both sites and is running over mpls between both sites. We want to re-route this particular client to take our backup path, while keeping everyone else between both sites going over the primary. We are not using TE, instead LDP to build MPLS.

I don't believe this is possible to only re-route one client, however I thought I would ask the question.

We cannot failover to secondary link for everyone between both sites because the link doesn't have the capacity.

Thanks in advance.

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Cisco Employee

Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

Hi,

Using MPLS TE would certainly be an option. You would need to setup an MPLS TE LSP over the backup. You would also need to configure a separate lookback interface on each PE and use this loopback interface address as the next hop for the specific VRF

ip vrf X

bgp next-hop loopback 999

ip route 255.255.255.255 Tu1

This way you would make sure that only the traffic for this specific VRF would travel over the TE tunnel.

Regards

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
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Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
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Cisco Employee

Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

Hi,

Using MPLS TE would certainly be an option. You would need to setup an MPLS TE LSP over the backup. You would also need to configure a separate lookback interface on each PE and use this loopback interface address as the next hop for the specific VRF

ip vrf X

bgp next-hop loopback 999

ip route 255.255.255.255 Tu1

This way you would make sure that only the traffic for this specific VRF would travel over the TE tunnel.

Regards

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
Paseo de la Reforma 222 Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
New Member

Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

Thanks Harold, makes perfect sense - however for that to happen we would need to enable traffic engineering across our whole network first right?

cheers,

Cisco Employee

Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

Hi Milan,

You would need to at least enable MPLS TE on all routers along what you refered to as "the backup path".

Regards

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
Paseo de la Reforma 222 Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
New Member

Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

Yep Harold - makes perfect sense.

Merry Christmas

Cisco Employee

Reroute some vrf traffic between 2 sites over redundant link

Merry Christmas to you too Milan.

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
Paseo de la Reforma 222 Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
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