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Configuring a BGP Session for MPLS VPNs (CLI Procedure)


This section is valid for Layer 2 VPNs and Layer 3 VPNs, but not Layer 2 circuits.

To configure an IBGP session, perform the following steps on each PE router:

  1. Configure BGP.
  2. Set the BGP type to internal.
  3. Specify the loopback interface.
  4. Set the Layer 2 or Layer 3 VPN family type to unicast.

    Replace family-type with l2vpn for a Layer  2 VPN or inet–vpn for a Layer  3 VPN.

  5. Enter the loopback address of the neighboring PE router.
  6. Commit the configuration if you are finished configuring the device.