Solved

Cisco 2610 MPLS?

Posted on 2006-10-27
7
625 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Can the 2610 routers do MPLS, what IOS should I have on these routes to get this done?

Dennis
0
Comment
Question by:scopeortho
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 50 total points
ID: 17822912
You can connect a 2610 to an MPLS network. All the "MPLS" stuff is done at the service provider and all you have to do is connect a WAN connection which is typically frame-relay. Also, MPLS connections usually use BGP4 routing.
So . . .
Your 2610 certainly can support a T1/frame-relay connection. To support BGP and potential for diffserv QoS marking, you might need the IP PLUS feature set. BGP should be supported in IP only, but not IP Base.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:pjtemplin
ID: 17823704
Just to clarify, I think my buddy lrmoore meant to say BGP is supported in IP PLUS, not IP Base.  I for one don't know the feature set differences, so I can't confirm (or deny).

MPLS connections "should" be able to use RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, or BGP, assuming it's a Cisco-based SP network, but some providers might choose to not support some of those protocols for consistency or support reasons.
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 17830873
hello??
0
Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:pjtemplin
ID: 17831124
Can you hear me now?
0
 

Author Comment

by:scopeortho
ID: 17834503
Awesome, thank you both.  I do not know how to split the points between the both of you.  So I accepted lrmoore answer.  But thanks pjtemplin for clarifying that we can use OSPF as the Routing Protocol for MPLS.  We are currently on a Frame Network but we have some offices that we have passed I believe the term is called "Latta" so we are incurring a higher cost.  Now, if we wanted to incorporate these offices on MPLS do we have to make our entire network MPLS or can we have  some office on the Frame Network and others on MPLS.  Since it rides on Frame and it uses OSPF, I think it should recieve the Routing Table via OSPF but will the service provider know to hand it off the MPLS network to the Frame Network?  Or if I want these offices to connect to our Frame how do I bridge them in?
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:pjtemplin
ID: 17835373
Your router will have frame port(s) and MPLS port(s).  The service provider will route the packets based on the routing information received.  If a FR office wants to talk to an MPLS office, it'll go through your router.
0
 

Author Comment

by:scopeortho
ID: 17835826
So one router will have the two ports MPLS and FR this will be the bridge.  Thanks pjtemplin! this make sense to me now.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How does VLAN work? Scenario: (please read the question) 11 129
Help logging in to my router 12 57
BGP prefix and routing 3 59
VPN Server config in Modem 5 25
Quality of Service (QoS) options are nearly endless when it comes to networks today. This article is merely one example of how it can be handled in a hub-n-spoke design using a 3-tier configuration.
How to set-up an On Demand, IPSec, Site to SIte, VPN from a Draytek Vigor Router to a Cyberoam UTM Appliance. A concise guide to the settings required on both devices
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question