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MPLS Fundamentals by Luc De Ghein - CCIE No. 1897

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Summary

In this chapter, you saw that Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) emulates a LAN and interconnects several LAN segments by acting as a virtual Ethernet switch spanning the MPLS backbone. A VPLS instance can be configured for each customer or each VLAN of a customer. The Ethernet frames are forwarded across the MPLS backbone with a tunnel and a virtual circuit (VC) label. Each VPLS instance creates a full mesh of pseudowires between all PE routers that are participating in the VPLS instance. The PE routers are capable of replicating and forwarding broadcast and multicast frames. You saw how to configure and troubleshoot VPLS on Cisco routers and how to tunnel certain Layer 2 control protocols across the MPLS network. Finally, you learned ...

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