EVPN NVO and Data Center Gateway with Nokia SR and Juniper MX – Part 1

In my previous blogs, I showed how to provision MPLS-based network services such as ePipe, VPLS and L3VPN (VPRN), which are common network services offered by carriers all over the world. One would note that the L2 epipe and VPLS, and the L3VPN network services have a very different control plane design. For the layer … Continue reading EVPN NVO and Data Center Gateway with Nokia SR and Juniper MX – Part 1

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Seamless MPLS – Nokia SR and Juniper MX

Since 2000, carriers all over the world have been unifying their multi-technology (e.g., ATM, TDM etc...) WAN networks into a single MPLS-based WAN network to take advantages of the MPLS technology that can support different traffic types with QoS, traffic engineering, and fast network failure restoration of less than 50ms etc... The initial MPLS network … Continue reading Seamless MPLS – Nokia SR and Juniper MX

VPRN (L3VPN) Inter-AS Model C – Nokia SR and Cisco XR

In one of my previous blogs, I showed how to setup VPRN (or L3VPN) among Nokia 7750 and Cisco 7200 routers so that hosts (e.g., PCs) on different IP subnets can communicate over a carrier's shared IP/MPLS network (https://clcnetwork.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/nokia-7750-and-cisco-7200-interop-mpls-vprn-on-gns3/). The control plane of the VPRN PEs uses Multi-Protocol Internal Border Gateway Protocol (MP-iBGP) with vpn-ipv4 … Continue reading VPRN (L3VPN) Inter-AS Model C – Nokia SR and Cisco XR

Residential Broadband TV and IP Multicast – Nokia SR and Juniper MX

For anyone who had attended any broadband networking conferences in 2000s, triple-play and MPLS were the buzzwords at that time similar to today's NFV and SDN. Triple-play means carrying video, voice and data traffic on a common network platform such as MPLS to take advantage of its QoS capability to satisfy the bandwidth, latency and jitter requirements of the traffic. … Continue reading Residential Broadband TV and IP Multicast – Nokia SR and Juniper MX

MPLS Network Services – Traffic Engineering, Resilience and MTU

In the previous blogs, I showed how to interop among Nokia, Cisco and Juniper routers for different MPLS layers 2 and 3 network services such as ePipe, VPLS and VPRN using GNS3 and EVE-NG network emulators on a PC. The blogs demonstrate the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of network service design and interop using a PC. In … Continue reading MPLS Network Services – Traffic Engineering, Resilience and MTU

MPLS VPLS Interop – Nokia 7750 and Juniper MX on EVE-NG

In the previous blogs, I showed how to interop MPLS ePipe and VPRN network services between Nokia 7750 and Cisco 7200 routers on GNS3 (http://www.gns3.com) on a Windows PC. In this blog, I will show how to config and verify Nokia 7750 and Juniper MX routers for MPLS VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) network service interop … Continue reading MPLS VPLS Interop – Nokia 7750 and Juniper MX on EVE-NG

MPLS VPRN (L3 VPN) Interop – Nokia 7750 and Cisco 7200 on GNS3

In the previous blog, I showed how to interop Nokia 7750 and Cisco 7200 with MPLS ePipe Pseudo Wire service all on a PC running GNS3. RSVP-TE and TLDP are used as the signalling protocols to establish the MPLS Transport and Service Tunnels respectively for the MPLS ePipe service. Since ePipe is a layer 2 network … Continue reading MPLS VPRN (L3 VPN) Interop – Nokia 7750 and Cisco 7200 on GNS3