Chapter 19. Multiprotocol Label Switching

Blueprint topics covered in this chapter:

This chapter covers the following subtopics from the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam blueprint. Refer to the full blueprint in Table I-1 in the Introduction for more details on the topics covered in each chapter and their context within the blueprint.

  • Label Switching Router (LSR)

  • Label Switched Path (LSP)

  • Route Descriptor

  • Label Format

  • Label Imposition/Disposition

  • Label Distribution

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) remains a vitally important part of many service provider (SP) networks. MPLS is still growing in popularity in enterprise networks as well, particularly in larger enterprise internetworks. This chapter introduces the core concepts with MPLS, ...

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