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Mar 16 2011   1:00AM GMT

MPLS Pseudo-Wire Basics – Part 5

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello all, this is the last post in the series that deals with a very basic MPLS pseudo-wire setup. I am sure that this or a related topic will be worth reviewing the future but for now let’s wrap up what we have so far.

Well, we have the basic design that I used for our examples and our configs. You can view that here  MPLS Pseudo-wire Basics Part 1: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/techstop/mpls-pseudo-wire-basics/

From there we looked at the CE or customer edge devices. These would be the devices that would attach directly or perhaps indirectly to the PE devices. You can view that here  http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/techstop/mpls-pseudo-wire-basics-part-2/

After we had the CE devices outlined we looked at one of the more active pieces which is the PE or provider edge devices. These are the devices that take the MPLS traffic and encapsulate it with the MPLS tags. You can view that here  http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/techstop/pls-pseudo-wire-basics-part-3pls-pseudo-wire-basics-part-3

And finally there was the P routers. These are the core routers that only swap the tags and manage the routing for the network.You can view that here  http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/techstop/mpls-pseudo-wire-basics-part-4mpls-pseudo-wire-basics-part-4

There is a lot more to say about MPLS. From my perspective it seems like networking 2.0 because of the massive amount of flexibility that you have with the technology. I am sure that there will be more posts that clarify and expand on this topic but hopefully this was a quick taste of MPLS to wet your appetite.

Until next time,
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