Appendix B. MPLS Equipment Design Specifications

The selection of edge and core LSR equipment depends on the design and capacity planning of the service provider core network. The tables in this appendix provide equipment specifications that help the MPLS network designer select equipment based on the service type, access, and redundancy options incorporated in the design.

Table B-1. MPLS ATM-Edge Equipment Specifications

Equipment Type of Services Access Lines Processor Redundancy Comments
3600 IP only Relatively small numbers of async, modem, serial/Frame Relay, 10-Mbps Ethernet, ISDN BRI and PRI, HSSI, E1/T1 serial, Fast Ethernet, OC-3/STM-1 ATM, voice interfaces, and others None A small number of Label Virtual Circuits (LVCs) supported on

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