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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures, Second Edition by Matthew McPherson, David Jansen, Ron Fuller

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Chapter 12. Layer 3 Virtualization and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

This chapter covers the following topics:

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF):

• VRF, VRF-Lite, VRF Import-Export

• Configuration examples

• Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS):

• Introduction

• Terminology

• Layer 3 virtual private networks (VPNs), Traffic Engineering, 6PE and 6VPE, high-availability

• Management and Troubleshooting: LSP Ping/Trace and TE Tunnel Ping/Trace

• Configuration examples

Nexus hardware requirements and NX-OS licensing for MPLS and VRF

Virtual Routing and Forwarding

Virtual Routing and Forwarding provides logical network segmentation by virtualizing both the routing control plane and data plane functions into autonomous instances. Routing ...

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