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Chapter 1 MPLS Overview Unicast IP Forwarding in Traditional IP Networks Overview of MPLS Forwarding Architectural Blocks of MPLS MPLS Terminology MPLS Control and Data Plane Components MPLS Operation MPLS Label Assignment LDP Session Establishment MPLS Label Distribution with LDP MPLS Label Retention Special Outgoing Label Types Penultimate Hop Popping Frame-Mode MPLS Frame-Mode MPLS Operation Loop Prevention in Frame-Mode MPLS Cell-Mode MPLS Cell-Mode MPLS Operation Loop Detection in Cell-Mode MPLS ATM VC-Merge Cell Interleave with VC-Merge ImplementationChapter 2 Basic MPLS Configuration Frame-Mode MPLS Configuration and Verification Basic Frame-Mode MPLS Overview, Configuration, and Verification Frame-Mode MPLS over RFC 2684 Routed PVC Cell-Mode MPLS over ATM Overview, Configuration, and Verification Basic Cell-Mode MPLS Configuration and Verification Configuring Cell-Mode MPLS with VC-Merge Configuring MPLS Over ATM Without VC-Merge MPLS Over VP Tunnels Configuration and Verification Implementing Cell-Mode MPLS with BPX8600 and 7200 as Label Switch Controller Command ReferenceChapter 3 Basic MPLS VPN Overview and Configuration VPN Categories MPLS VPN Architecture and Terminology MPLS VPN Routing Model VRF: Virtual Routing and Forwarding Table Route Distinguisher, Route Targets, MP-BGP, and Address Families MPLS VPN Control Plane Operation MPLS VPN Data Plane Operation MPLS VPN Basic Configuration Configuration of CE Routers Configuring MPLS Forwarding and VRF Definition on PE Routers Final VRF Configuration on PE1-AS1 Router Verification of VRF Configuration on PE routers Configuration of BGP PE-PE Routing on PE Routers BGP PE-PE Routing Final Configuration on PE1-AS1 and PE2-AS1 Router Verification and Monitoring of BGP PE-PE Routing on PE Routers Configuration of P Router Label Verification and Control and Data Plane Operation Outbound Route Filters Command ReferenceChapter 4 PE-CE Routing Protocol-Static and RIP Static PE-CE Routing Overview, Configuration, and Verification Configuration Flowchart to Implement Static PE-CE Routing Configuring Static PE-CE Routing Static PE-CE Routing-Final Device Configurations for CE Routers (CE1-A and CE2-A) Static PE-CE Routing-Final Device Configuration for Provider Routers (P1-AS1 and P2-AS1) Static PE-CE Routing-Final Device Configurations for PE Routers (PE1-AS1 and PE2-AS1) Verification of Static PE-CE Routing Static PE-CE Routing Command Reference RIPv2 PE-CE Routing Overview, Configuration, and Verification Configuration Flowchart to Implement RIPv2 PE-CE Routing Configuring RIPv2 PE-CE Routing RIPv2 PE-CE Routing-Customer Edge CE1-A and CE2-A Configuration RIPv2 PE-CE Routing-Provider Edge (PE1-AS1 and PE2-AS1) Configuration Verification of RIPv2 PE-CE Routing Control Plane Forwarding Operation Data Forwarding Operation RIPv1 PE-CE Routing Configuration and Verification RIPv1 PE-CE Routing-PE1-AS1 and CE1-A Final Configuration Verification of RIPv1 PE-CE Routing RIP PE-CE Routing Command ReferenceChapter 5 PE-CE Routing Protocol-OSPF and EIGRP OSPF PE-CE Routing Protocol Overview, Configuration and Verification Traditional OSPF Routing Model MPLS VPN or OSPF Superbackbone Concept OSPF Route-Propagation Using MPLS VPN Superbackbone Concept OSPF Down Bit and Domain Tag Configuring and Verifying OSPF PE-CE Routing OSPF Sham-Links OSPF PE-CE Routing Command Summary EIGRP PE-CE Routing Protocol Overview, Configuration, and Verification EIGRP Route Propagation Configuration Flowchart for EIGRP PE-CE Routing Routing Loops and Suboptimal Routing BGP Cost Community Feature and EIGRP Site of Origin EIGRP PE-CE Routing Command SummaryChapter 6 Implementing BGP in MPLS VPNs BGP PE-CE Routing Protocol Overview, Configuration and Verification Configuration Flowchart to Implement BGP PE-CE Routing for VPN Sites with Unique and Same AS Numbers Implementing BGP PE-CE Routing for VPN Sites with Unique and Same AS Numbers Implementing Route-Reflectors in MPLS VPN Networks RR Deployment Methods Configuring P Router as RR Only for VPNv4 Prefixes (Option 3) Partitioned RRs RRs and Peer Groups BGP Confederations Case Study-Hub and Spoke MPLS VPN Network Using BGP PE-CE Routing for Sites Using Unique AS Numbers Base MPLS VPN Configuration Hub and Spoke MPLS VPN Configuration for Sites Using Unique AS Numbers Verifying MPLS VPN Hub and Spoke Routing for Sites Using Unique AS Numbers Case Study-Hub and Spoke MPLS VPN Network with Sites Using Same AS Numbers Verifying MPLS VPN Hub and Spoke Routing for Spoke Sites Using Same AS Numbers Command ReferenceChapter 7 Inter-Provider VPNs Overview of Inter-Provider VPNs Option 1: Inter-Provider VPN Using Back-to-Back VRF Method Control Plane Forwarding in Option 1 Data Forwarding in Option 1 Configuring Back-to-Back VRF Method Option 2: Inter-Provider VPNs Using ASBR-to-ASBR Approach Option 2a: ASBR-ASBR Approach Using Next-Hop-Self Method Option 2b: ASBR-to-ASBR Approach Using Redistribute Connected Option 2c: Multi-Hop MP-eBGP Between ASBRs Option 3: Multi-Hop MP-eBGP Between RR and eBGP Between ASBRs Control Plane Forwarding in Option 3 Data Forwarding in Option 3 Configuration Flowchart to Implement Option 3 Configuration and Verification of Option 3 Option 4: Non-VPN Transit Provider Control Plane Forwarding in Option 4 Data Forwarding in Option 4 Configuration Flowchart in Option 4 Configuration and Verification of Option 4 Case Study-Inter-AS Implementing Route-Reflector and BGP Confederation in Provider Networks Case Study-Multi-Homed Inter-AS Provider Network Command ReferenceChapter 8 Carrier Supporting Carriers Carrier Supporting Carriers Overview Label Exchange Methods in CSC Architecture Deployment Scenarios with CSC Architecture CSC Network-Customer Carrier Not Running MPLS CSC Network-Customer Carrier Running MPLS CSC Network-Customer Carrier Providing MPLS VPN Service CSC Architecture Benefits Command ReferenceChapter 9 MPLS Traffic Engineering TE Basics MPLS TE Theory MPLS TE Overview RSVP with TE Extensions: Signaling RSVP Operation in MPLS TE Constraint-Based Routing and Operation in MPLS TE Maximum Versus Available Bandwidth Constraint-Based SPF OSPF Extension for MPLS TE IS-IS Extensions for MPLS TE Configuring MPLS TE MPLS TE Configuration Flowchart Configuring Dynamic Paths and Explicit Paths with MPLS TE Verification of MPLS TE Tunnel Creation Final Configurations for Dynamic and Explicit Tunnels with MPLS TE Unequal Cost Load Balancing Across Multiple TE Tunnels MPLS TE Fast ReRoute Link Protection Implementing MPLS VPNs over MPLS TE Verification of MPLS VPN over TE with PE to PE Tunnels Configuration of MPLS VPN over TE with PE to P Tunnels Command ReferenceChapter 10 Implementing VPNs with Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3 L2TPv3 Overview Operation of L2TPv3 L2TPv3 Modes of Operation L2TPv3 Prerequisites Tunnel Server Card Operation on GSR 12000 Series Routers When Implementing L2TPv3 L2TPv3 Header Format Configuring L2TPv3 Tunnels for Layer 2 VPN Configuring L2TPv3 Static Tunnels Verification of Static L2TPv3 Tunnel Operation Final Device Configuration for L2TPv3 Static Tunnels Configuring L2TPv3 Dynamic Tunnels Verification of Dynamic L2TPv3 Tunnel Operation Final Device Configurations for L2TPv3 Dynamic Tunnels Implementing Layer 3 VPNs over L2TPv3 Tunnels Configuring L3VPN over L2TPv3 Tunnels Verification for L3VPN over L2TPv3 Tunnels Final Configurations for L3VPN over L2TPv3 Tunnels for PE Routers Command ReferenceChapter 11 Any Transport over MPLS (AToM) Introduction to Layer 2 VPNs VPWS and VPLS Pseudo Wire Reference Model AToM Terminology How AToM Works Implementing AToM for Like to Like Circuits ATM over MPLS Ethernet over MPLS PPP over MPLS HDLC over MPLS Frame Relay over MPLS L2 VPN-Any to Any Interworking Bridged Interworking Mode Routed Interworking Mode L2 VPN Interworking Limitations Configuring Layer 2 VPN Interworking Ethernet to VLAN Interworking Frame Relay to AAL5 Interworking Frame Relay to PPP Interworking Final Configurations for Devices to Implement Frame Relay to PPP Interworking Frame Relay to VLAN Interworking AAL5 to VLAN Interworking Local Switching Configuration Flowchart for Local Switching Among Like Circuits Local Switching-Frame Relay to Frame Relay Local Switching-Ethernet to Ethernet Local Switching-ATM to ATM Local Switching-Ethernet to Frame Relay Configuring Ethernet to Frame Relay Local Switching Command ReferenceChapter 12 Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) VPLS Overview VPLS Components VPLS Operation VPLS Topology-Single PE or Direct Attachment Configuration Flowchart for Direct Attachment VPLS Direct Attachment VPLS Configuration Scenario 1-Using Port and 802.1Q VLAN Modes Direct Attachment VPLS Configuration Scenario 2-Using Dot1q Tunnel Mode and Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling Hierarchical VPLS-Distributed PE Architecture Configuration Flowchart for Hierarchical VPLS Using Q-in-Q Mode Hierarchical VPLS Configuration Scenario 1-802.1Q Tunneling (Q-in-Q) Verification of VPLS Service PE Configurations u-PE Configurations CE Configurations for Customer A and Customer B Command ReferenceChapter 13 Implementing Quality of Service in MPLS Networks Introduction to Quality of Service-Classification and Marking Classification and Marking Congestion Management, Congestion Avoidance, Traffic Shaping, and Policing MPLS QoS Implementation MPLS QoS Operating Modes Uniform Mode Pipe Mode Short Pipe Mode Long Pipe Mode Summary of MPLS QoS Modes Modular QoS CLI: Configuration of QoS on Cisco Routers Configuration and Implementation of MPLS QoS in Uniform Mode and Short Pipe Mode Operation Implementing Uniform Mode Implementing Short Pipe Mode Implementing MPLS QoS for Layer 2 VPN Implementations Implementing QoS with AToM Implementing QoS with VPLS Implementing QoS with L2TPv3 Command ReferenceChapter 14 MPLS Features and Case Studies Case Study 1: Implementing Multicast Support for MPLS VPNs Operation of Multicast MPLS VPN Configuration of Multicast Support for MPLS VPN Implementing Multicast Support for MPLS VPNs Verifications for Case Study 1 Case Study 2: Implementing Multi-VRF CE, VRF Selection Using Source IP Address, VRF Selection Using Policy-Based Routing, NAT and HSRP Support in MPLS VPN, and Multicast VPN Support over Multi-VRF CE Configuration of Core Devices in Case Study 2 Theory and Configuration of Features in Case Study 2 Verifications for Case Study 2 Final Configurations for Case Study 2 Case Study 3: Implementing Layer 2 VPNs over Inter-AS Topologies Using Layer 2 VPN Pseudo-Wire Switching Layer 2 VPN Pseudo-Wire Switching Theory and Configuration Verifications for Case Study 3 Final Configurations for Case Study 3 Case Study 4: Implementing Layer 3 VPNs Over Layer 2 VPN Topologies and Providing L2 VPN Redundancy Layer 3 VPN over L2 VPN Configuration Implementing L2 VPN Redundancy L2 VPN Pseudo-Wire Redundancy Configuration for Customer A Traffic from PE1-A to PE2-A Verifications for Case Study 4 Final Configurations for Case Study 4 Case Study 5: Implementing Dynamic Layer 3 VPNs Using mGRE Tunnels Configuring Layer 3 VPN Over mGRE Tunnels Verifications for Case Study 5 Final configurations for Layer 3 VPN over mGRE Tunnels for PE Routers Case Study 6: Implementing Class-Based Tunnel Selection with MPLS Traffic Engineering Implementing Class-Based Tunnel Selection Configuring CBTS Verification of Class-Based Tunnel Selection Final Configurations for Case Study 6 Case Study 7: Implementing Hub and Spoke Topologies with OSPF Hub and Spoke with OSPFv2: Configuration of CE Routers and Spoke PE Routers Configuration of Hub-PE Router and Verification of OSPF Hub and Spoke Operation Case Study 8: Implementing Hub and Spoke Topologies with EIGRP Configurations for the CE and Spoke PE Routers Configurations for the Hub PE Router and Verification of EIGRP Hub and Spoke Operation Case Study 9: Implementing VPLS Services with the GSR 12000 Series Theory and Operation of VPLS on a GSR 12000 Series GSR VPLS Packet Forwarding GSR VPLS Requirements and Configuration Case Study 10: BGP Site of Origin Command Reference 1587051990TOC092305

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MPLS is driving next-generation IP networks by offering reliable, cost-effective revenue generation through implementation of converged services. It is also gaining momentum in service provider and enterprise markets due to its capability to provide speed, classes of service, and high availability. Key to effective service deployment, however, is knowing how to configure MPLS. MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software fills the market need for books that go beyond theory and show users how to work with Cisco IOS Software to implement MPLS. The book shows readers the configurations involved in deploying MPLS networks on a small scale through a series of self-study lab-based scenarios, providing a solid foundation of the technology and the nuances involved with its configuration. The authors provide a baseline template for MPLS configuration and its features in different real-world deployment scenarios. The book does not delve into the detailed, theoretical aspects of MPLS; rather, it provides readers with practical guidance on the configuration of MPLS on Cisco routers. Readers will learn configuration guidelines for MPLS implementations available in Cisco IOS. They'll learn to implement Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) and also Layer 2 VPNs with Cisco's AToM.

About the Author

Lancy Lobo, CCIE(R) No. 4690 (Routing/Switching and Service Provider), is a network consulting engineer in Cisco Systems Advanced Services group, supporting Cisco strategic service provider and enterprise customers. He has more than 10 years of experience with data communication technologies and has supported Cisco strategic service provider customers to design and implement large-scale routed networks. Umesh Lakshman is a technical project systems engineer with the Service Provider Field Labs at Cisco. He supports Cisco sales teams by demonstrating and testing technologies such as MPLS to customers in a presales environment. Umesh has conducted several customer training classes on MPLS, MPLS VPNs, and QoS implementations in MPLS networks.

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