CCIP MPLS GNS3 TOPOLOGY
November 7, 2012 15 Comments
I bet that above topology may look familiar to some of you. It is an exact network diagram that Kaith Barker uses in his CCIP L3 VPNs that use an MPLS core INE videos (http://www.ine.com/self-paced/ccip/bootcamps.htm) ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEWIdO40U54) which is also a brilliant series going deep deep deep into MPLS technology.
This is how the topology looks like in the series:
And this is how it looks like in GNS3 that you are going to run on your PC in order to master this INE course. I have prepared all config files for this course and the net.file so all that you have to do is to download provided below config files , make a use of the .net file the same way I described in my previous post about CCIE R&S GNS3 TOPOLOGY and also CCIP BGP GNS3 TOPOLOGY and copy/paste those config files into all devices , start the L3 VPN MPLS course with Keith Barker INE !
Preferably it would be a good idea to the main full network layout used in this (very top one in this post) open on your second screen so you know exactly where you are when watching the series and configuring those devices.
ISIS protocol is being used in these videoes between PE and P routers as an underlying protocol which I have already configured for you however feel free to remove it from the config files before you start this lab and practice configuration by yourself.
Understanding MPLS technology and moderate level of configuration is reguired for CCIE R&S lab exam (http://blog.ipexpert.com/2012/01/05/ccie-rs-4-0-expanded-blueprint-for-mpls/ so when watching this series do not forget to take notes of all core aspects!
See below initial configs for each device:
See below GNS3 net file
Simply go to previuosly specified by you GNS projects folder on your hard drive , right click on a net.file , click on edit network file , copy/paste the one privided , change the image path to the one where you store your IOS images and change the workingdir path pointing to wherever you saved provided above configs , save it under another name to avoid removing your own file by mistake and there you have your MPLS topology for the series. Launch GNS3 and begin your MPLS adventure !
Please note : In order to be able to follow this specific series SW1 must only CDP NEIGHBOR with :
and only requires VLAN 10 and VLAN 11 to be created and the port assignment should look like this :
So again for this specific MPLS series please make sure that you have everything connected and configs uploaded as specified above but of course feel free to play around 🙂
Check out youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSvb4QPfzw&feature=youtu.be