I posted a question yesterday but I beleive it was inder a different category. I am re-phrasing my question as I didn't have enough information yesterday.
I am trying to simulate a MPLS cloud to capture some MPLS generated traffic and was thinking it may be possible the same way we configure a router as FraeRelay switch and start passing th eframe traffic, so In the same fashion creating PE and CE routers and start generating MPLS traffic in a test environment?
Ok, I really don't know if this is possible at all but if someone please has any information on how to create such test environment and share that information with me, I certainly appreciate that. I can use all the help i can get. I am planning to use three Cisco Routers for this test.
Thanks very much for your response and being right to the point. I will not have any problems getting th ethree routers but I would appreciate it if you could elaborate a little more as for the baisc configuration on those routers before I put the MPLS config on top of it.
do I need to make them BGP speakers and then MPLS on top of it?
OR just normal basic MPLS VPN setup with static IPs on all those routers?
Please elaborate a little more since I havenot done the MPLS part in the past although I have worked on backbone routers configured for MPLS cloud but not something that I have done from scratch.
I would also be interested in knowing what equipment (Routers, Interface types, IOS version, memory/flash requirements etc) is required to create a lab on which one could get some practice with MPLS configuration.
From looking around the web & Cisco's site it seems that 2600, 3600 and 4500 routers (all of which I have) support MPLS though I am not sure which IOS is required. I have read that 12.4 is required and I have also read that 12.2 or 12.3 is sufficient.
If any of the CCIE's or CCIP's who have used MPLS in a home lab could provide any information, it would be very much appreciated. Also if you have any recommendations on study/configuration material.
P.S. This is something I have just come across that I found useful and might also be of use to the original poster.
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