MVPN Multicast with Multi-Protocol BGP MPLS VPN on Cisco IOS

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Below assumes you have the basic MPLS transport setup. MVPN or multicast vpn is deployed on Cisco gear using Multicast Distribution Trees (MDT). This information is encapsulated in the MPBGP MPLS sessions to be distributed into label switch paths (LSPs) for forwarding. The following code will produce a basic functioning Cisco IOS MDT multicast environment. A tutorial for that can …

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Death to the Firewall

The Firewall will die soon. Blackbox hardware just doesn’t make sense anymore. CPU is king when it comes to processing payload and that is commodity. SDN will put a nail in the custom hardware closed system soon enough. Until then, some musings on a project to collapse some functions into a router. Ironically, I can only collapse application processing into …

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Nexus 3000

I think Cisco re-branded an Arista switch with Nexus 3000. Low latency financial market oriented with merchant silicon. lolz

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How to deploy MPLS VPN’s on Cisco gear

There is no easier way to simplify your enterprise routing and path isolation than implementing MPLS/VPNs RFC 4364. Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) is the transport method to insert a label into the header to be forwarded down the Label Switch Path (LSP) by the Label Switch Router (LSR) Most routers past the SOHO market support MPLS in hardware. On the …

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