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MPLS traffic can be forwarded through an IP fabric with no MPLS support ?

How MPLS traffic can be forwarded through an IP fabric with no MPLS support ?

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Hi Muhammad,

 

It is possible to tunnel the MPLS frames over IP only infrastructure. Please see if the following helps

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/ios/mp_l3_vpns/configuration/xe-16/mp-l3-vpns-xe-16-book/mpls-vpn-l3vpn-over-gre.html

 

regards

Ashish

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Thanks for your Reply Friend, I will check it.

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Hi  Muhammad Thanveer,
as  Ashish Panda says perfectly GRE is a solution.
I want only add more info about this type of solution considering escalability and security.
mGRE
mGRE if you no need encryption, or mGRE + GETVPN if you need encryption
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/enterprise-networks/network-virtualization-solutions/white_paper_c11-726689.html


MPLS VPN over DMVPN—2547oDMVPN

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/solutions/Enterprise/WAN_and_MAN/ngwane/ngwanempls.pdf

 

Of course take into account MTU issues. All these solutions are encapsulation based thus the outgoing MTU (along the path) must be large enough, or the path MTU discovery must work.

 

Another approach can be using L2TPv3 tunnels. This solution provides L2 connectivity and can be used between MPLS end nodes. This solution does not scale but perhaps is valid for your environment. Another benefit is that you can avoid MTU issues, but the price to pay is that the L2TPv3 end points must perform fragmentation of the packets that require it.

 

Regards

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