In this chapter, you learn about the following topics:
The Definition of MPLS, Including Forwarding and Encapsulation
MPLS-TE Cisco IOS Configuration
Layer 3 VPN Services
This chapter introduces Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology and lays the foundation for subsequent discussion on the use of MPLS-based services in Chapters 5, 6, and 7. These services were developed for leased-line applications (so-called VRF-aware applications), but this book applies them in a broadband context.
If you are already familiar with MPLS, you may safely skip this chapter.
The following are the three primary texts used as reference for this chapter:
“MPLS Architecture Overview,” by Jay Kumaraswamy—Cisco ...