Hi,

I wanted to setup VPLS in VMX, Back in 2012-2013 during my studies for Jncie-sp track, we never had this tool for simulation, though oilve was around helping with complete layer-3. Thankfully i had partner-labs then and also our own lab setup to play around with VPLS. But again nothing as satisfying as playing it analyzing it on your system.

Tools Used :

Xshell – Terminal Emulator

Vmware- Workstation 12

UnetLab

 

Lets see the topology

Toplogy1

Core comprises of

BGP/RSVP/MPLS/OSPF – Lets quickly check everything in place,Ā  I will discuss the connectivity as well

2_quick_check_protocols

Lets see the IOU / Vmware connectivity

3_netadap_settings

 

Lets quickly check, Vpls configuration / Bgp configuration, Am keeping it simple by showing only on one device.

 

4_config

The most important thing, not that instance wont run if you dont have vt, it still finds it way via a LSI interface, but the general flow described in JMV is also via VT interface

5_vt_chassi_config

6_vpls_output

Lets see if we have arp flooding , kindly remember the arp addresses, that will be verified on end-nodes

 

7_mac_table

 

Final Ping verification From end-nodes

8_final_verification

Regards

Rakesh M

 

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