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Configuration of Frame Mode MPLS

Chapter Description

This chapter covers the background and configuration of frame mode Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), discussing common configurations and features such as Configuring Basic MPLS, MPLS Traffic Engineering, and MPLS Virtual Private Networks.


Refer to the following recommended sources for further technical information about the MPLS topics covered here:

Definitive MPLS Network Designs, by Jim Guichard, Francois Le Faucheur, and Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Cisco Press, ISBN 1587051869.

MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software, by Umesh Lakshman and Lancy Lobo, Cisco Press, ISBN 1587051990.

MPLS Fundamentals, by Luc DeGhein, Cisco Press, ISBN 1587051974.

MPLS and VPN Architectures, by Ivan Pepelnjak, Cisco Press, ISBN 1487050021.

MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II, by Ivan Pepelnjak, Jim Guichard, and Jeff Apcar, Cisco Press, ISBN 1587051125.

RFC 2547, "BGP/MPLS VPNs."

RFC 2702, "Requirements for Traffic Engineering Over MPLS."

RFC 2917, "A Core MPLS IP VPN Architecture."

RFC 3031, "Multiprotocol Label Switching Architecture."

RFC 3034, "Use of Label Switching on Frame Relay Networks Specification."

RFC 3036, "LDP Specification."

RFC 3063, "MPLS Loop Prevention Mechanism."

RFC 3032, "MPLS Label Stack Encoding."

RFC 3209, "RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP Tunnels."

RFC 3784, "Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) Extensions for Traffic Engineering."