Basic MPLS VPN Overview and Configuration

MPLS technology is being widely adopted by service providers worldwide to implement VPNs to connect geographically separated customer sites. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce the basic concepts of MPLS and its operation, as well as configuring MPLS for data forwarding. This chapter builds on that foundation and shows how to use MPLS to provide VPN services to customers. This chapter also presents the terminology and operation of various devices in an MPLS network used to provide VPN services to customers.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Overlay and peer-to-peer VPN models
  • Overview of MPLS VPN components and architecture
  • VRFs, route distinguishers, and route targets
  • MP-BGP operation and interaction
  • Control plane and data plane operation in MPLS VPN
  • Configuration of basic MPLS VPN




MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software
MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software
ISBN: 1587051990
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 130
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