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    Basic MPLS Configuration Tasks

    Configuring an MPLS network includes a number of tasks:

    To configure an MPLS network:

    Many users find it convenient to configure MPLS by completing the tasks in each set of tasks before moving to the next set. However, you do not have to complete the tasks in the listed order. For example, you might perform all the pure MPLS tasks relevant to your network and then perform all the relevant LDP or RSVP-TE tasks.

    The type of network you want to implement determines which sets of tasks you must complete, as indicated in Table 1.

    Table 1: Configuration Tasks by Type of Network

    Task Set

    Traffic Engineering Network

    Topology-Driven Network
    (Best-Effort, Hop-by-Hop, LDP)

    Global

    Yes

    Yes

    Interface Profile

    Optional

    Optional

    Interface

    Yes

    Yes

    Tunnel

    Yes

    No

    Tunnel Profile

    Yes

    No

    In addition to the basic configuration tasks, you might need to perform other LDP or RSVP-TE configuration tasks.

    To configure LDP and RSVP-TE, depending on your network topology and needs:

    Published: 2014-08-18