How to Config MPLS to use with "Xconnect" (cisco)


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Example of cisco command ################################################# interface Vlan1234 mtu 15xx xconnect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 1234567890 encapsulation mpls no shutdown ! Anybody have an idea to cfg Exos, and work with Cisco xconnect. Thank you

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xconnect is definitely not possible, Because it's Cisco proprietary. but VPLS VPWS might be possible.
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You can use PWs if you have the right license to do it. I have tested it to work togheter with Huawei, Juniper but not currently Cisco.
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it should work with Cisco IOS and IOS XR, but you must check the PWs encapsulation mode or VC-type.

By the way, how to enable mpls on EX OS VM ???????

Regards,
OBM
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Hello. I've just made a Cisco's xconnect to signal with Extreme's VPWS!

Find the CISCO configuration below:
#
pseudowire-class PW_CLASS
encapsulation mpls
interworking ethernet
#
interface GigabitEthernet0/3.666 encapsulation dot1Q 666
xconnect Z.Z.Z.Z 666 pw-class PW_CLASS
remote circuit id 666
#

Extreme configuration:
#
create vlan "VPWS_CISCO_VLAN"
configure vlan VPWS_CISCO_VLAN add ports 20 untagged
disable igmp snooping vlan "VPWS_CISCO_VLAN"
create l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO fec-id-type pseudo-wire 666
configure l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO add service vlan VPWS_CISCO_VLAN
configure l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO add peer X.X.X.X
#

Got the VPWS signaling UP on both sides:

* EXTREME_EXOS # show l2vpn vpws "VPWS_CISCO" detail L2VPN Name: VPWS_CISCO
VPN ID : 666 Admin State : Enabled
Source Address : Z.Z.Z.Z Oper State : Enabled
VCCV Status : Disabled MTU : 1500
VCCV Interval Time : 5 sec. Ethertype : 0x8100
VCCV Fault Multiplier : 4 .1q tag : exclude
L2VPN Type : VPWS Redundancy : None
Service Interface : VPWS_CISCO_VLAN
Created By : CLI

Peer IP: X.X.X.X
PW State : Up
PW Index : 10010
PW Signaling : LDP
PW Uptime : 0d:1h:17m:22s
PW Installed : True
Local PW Status : No Faults
Remote PW Status : No Faults
Remote I/F MTU : 1600
PW Mode : Core-to-Core
Transport LSP : LDP LSP (Not Configured)
Next Hop I/F : EXTREME_EXOS
Next Hop Addr : Y.Y.Y.Y Tx Label : 0x00473
Tx Pkts : 0 Tx Bytes : 0
PW Rx Label : 0x00460 PW Tx Label : 0x0017d
PW Rx Pkts : 0 PW Tx Pkts : 0
PW Rx Bytes : 0 PW Tx Bytes : 0
MAC Limit : No Limit
VCCV HC Status : Not Sending (VCCV Not Enabled For This L2VPN)
CC Type : Rtr Alert Total Pkts Sent : 0
CV Type : LSP Ping Total Pkts Rcvd : 0
Send Next Pkt : --
Total Failures : 0 Pkts During Last Failure : 0
Last Failure Tm : --

Of course, this was done assuming that all other configuration are previously done (OSPF, MPLS, LDP).

Z.Z.Z.Z = Extreme's loopback interface
X.X.X.X - Cisco's loopback interface

Hardware used was Cisco C7206 and Extreme X670.
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Brunno Lopes wrote:

Hello. I've just made a Cisco's xconnect to signal with Extreme's VPWS!

Find the CISCO configuration below:
#
pseudowire-class PW_CLASS
encapsulation mpls
interworking ethernet
#
interface GigabitEthernet0/3.666 encapsulation dot1Q 666
xconnect Z.Z.Z.Z 666 pw-class PW_CLASS
remote circuit id 666
#

Extreme configuration:
#
create vlan "VPWS_CISCO_VLAN"
configure vlan VPWS_CISCO_VLAN add ports 20 untagged
disable igmp snooping vlan "VPWS_CISCO_VLAN"
create l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO fec-id-type pseudo-wire 666
configure l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO add service vlan VPWS_CISCO_VLAN
configure l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO add peer X.X.X.X
#

Got the VPWS signaling UP on both sides:

* EXTREME_EXOS # show l2vpn vpws "VPWS_CISCO" detail L2VPN Name: VPWS_CISCO
VPN ID : 666 Admin State : Enabled
Source Address : Z.Z.Z.Z Oper State : Enabled
VCCV Status : Disabled MTU : 1500
VCCV Interval Time : 5 sec. Ethertype : 0x8100
VCCV Fault Multiplier : 4 .1q tag : exclude
L2VPN Type : VPWS Redundancy : None
Service Interface : VPWS_CISCO_VLAN
Created By : CLI

Peer IP: X.X.X.X
PW State : Up
PW Index : 10010
PW Signaling : LDP
PW Uptime : 0d:1h:17m:22s
PW Installed : True
Local PW Status : No Faults
Remote PW Status : No Faults
Remote I/F MTU : 1600
PW Mode : Core-to-Core
Transport LSP : LDP LSP (Not Configured)
Next Hop I/F : EXTREME_EXOS
Next Hop Addr : Y.Y.Y.Y Tx Label : 0x00473
Tx Pkts : 0 Tx Bytes : 0
PW Rx Label : 0x00460 PW Tx Label : 0x0017d
PW Rx Pkts : 0 PW Tx Pkts : 0
PW Rx Bytes : 0 PW Tx Bytes : 0
MAC Limit : No Limit
VCCV HC Status : Not Sending (VCCV Not Enabled For This L2VPN)
CC Type : Rtr Alert Total Pkts Sent : 0
CV Type : LSP Ping Total Pkts Rcvd : 0
Send Next Pkt : --
Total Failures : 0 Pkts During Last Failure : 0
Last Failure Tm : --

Of course, this was done assuming that all other configuration are previously done (OSPF, MPLS, LDP).

Z.Z.Z.Z = Extreme's loopback interface
X.X.X.X - Cisco's loopback interface

Hardware used was Cisco C7206 and Extreme X670.

Wow! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Brunno Lopes wrote:

Hello. I've just made a Cisco's xconnect to signal with Extreme's VPWS!

Find the CISCO configuration below:
#
pseudowire-class PW_CLASS
encapsulation mpls
interworking ethernet
#
interface GigabitEthernet0/3.666 encapsulation dot1Q 666
xconnect Z.Z.Z.Z 666 pw-class PW_CLASS
remote circuit id 666
#

Extreme configuration:
#
create vlan "VPWS_CISCO_VLAN"
configure vlan VPWS_CISCO_VLAN add ports 20 untagged
disable igmp snooping vlan "VPWS_CISCO_VLAN"
create l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO fec-id-type pseudo-wire 666
configure l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO add service vlan VPWS_CISCO_VLAN
configure l2vpn vpws VPWS_CISCO add peer X.X.X.X
#

Got the VPWS signaling UP on both sides:

* EXTREME_EXOS # show l2vpn vpws "VPWS_CISCO" detail L2VPN Name: VPWS_CISCO
VPN ID : 666 Admin State : Enabled
Source Address : Z.Z.Z.Z Oper State : Enabled
VCCV Status : Disabled MTU : 1500
VCCV Interval Time : 5 sec. Ethertype : 0x8100
VCCV Fault Multiplier : 4 .1q tag : exclude
L2VPN Type : VPWS Redundancy : None
Service Interface : VPWS_CISCO_VLAN
Created By : CLI

Peer IP: X.X.X.X
PW State : Up
PW Index : 10010
PW Signaling : LDP
PW Uptime : 0d:1h:17m:22s
PW Installed : True
Local PW Status : No Faults
Remote PW Status : No Faults
Remote I/F MTU : 1600
PW Mode : Core-to-Core
Transport LSP : LDP LSP (Not Configured)
Next Hop I/F : EXTREME_EXOS
Next Hop Addr : Y.Y.Y.Y Tx Label : 0x00473
Tx Pkts : 0 Tx Bytes : 0
PW Rx Label : 0x00460 PW Tx Label : 0x0017d
PW Rx Pkts : 0 PW Tx Pkts : 0
PW Rx Bytes : 0 PW Tx Bytes : 0
MAC Limit : No Limit
VCCV HC Status : Not Sending (VCCV Not Enabled For This L2VPN)
CC Type : Rtr Alert Total Pkts Sent : 0
CV Type : LSP Ping Total Pkts Rcvd : 0
Send Next Pkt : --
Total Failures : 0 Pkts During Last Failure : 0
Last Failure Tm : --

Of course, this was done assuming that all other configuration are previously done (OSPF, MPLS, LDP).

Z.Z.Z.Z = Extreme's loopback interface
X.X.X.X - Cisco's loopback interface

Hardware used was Cisco C7206 and Extreme X670.

this information help me, even though i search problem for another device (vpls on cisco)

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