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backup (vpn) connection for MPLS

Hi,

Currently we have a managed mpls network to our branch offices.

For this we want to create a backup link via VPN.

The MPLS is outsourced, and the routers are not maintained by us.

the question is what is a good design for this?

I'm thinking of building a vpn between our own routers, but I'm struggeling what best option is.

Some help is needed.

Attached I have a very simple diagram.

Thanks,

Edward

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Re: backup (vpn) connection for MPLS

Hello Edward,

You havnt mentioned how your are connecting to the PE routers.- statically or IGP/BGP?

The vpn backup link is a good idea, however given that your primary will want to be over the mpls cloud, you will have to consult with your provider before any implementation, As there is a good chance of  using this newly created vpn link  as the primary path.

Your provider may need to apply a sham link connection on their PE routers so you can manipulate your traffic path and then it does indeed cross the mpls instead of the newly created vpn backup link.

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Paul

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Re: backup (vpn) connection for MPLS

I forgot to tell that!

Currently all routes are static. no bgp is used on our site.

Regards,

Edward

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Re: backup (vpn) connection for MPLS

Hello Edward,

One possible solution then would be to use additional static's with admin distances and object-tracking

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Re: backup (vpn) connection for MPLS

And what about using DMVPN to create a backup vpn for the WAN?

What kind of dynamic routing do you prefer (in combination with DMVPN)?

Any other possibilities?

Thanks