MPLS Lab 016 Build L3 MPLS VPN Network Part1

Image requirements:
VIRL: IOSv 15.7
EVE-NG: Cisco vIOS Router vios-15.6
GNS3: vios-adventerprisek9-m.vmdk.SPA.156-2.T

After you have completed 15 previous MPLS labs it is time to put your skills to test, this lab is about configuring the entire topology from the ground up until the customers' traffic able to cross the MPLS core network and reach each other LAN subnets. This is part 1, there are two labs in total, which after completion will solidify your MPLS practical knowledge. 


Download Lab: EVE-NG | GNS3

You have got the contract for the project, which involves deployment of the L3 MPLS VPN network for medium size ISP, the team of network technicians have completed the installation of the networking equipment and now ISP requires your skills to implement the VPN services over the ISP core network.

Lab tasks:
1. Enable IS-IS as IGP for label distribution protocol!
2. Enable MPLS on the gigabit ethernet interfaces that connect P and PE routers, force loopback0 as LDP router-ID, use MPLS ranges.
3. Configure MP-BGP, use multihop neighborship, activate neighbors in VPNv4 AF. 
4. Create VRFs CE1 and CE2. Assing the G0/3 interfaces on each PE router to the VRF according to the topology.
5. Configure PE-CE routing for CE1 VRF using OSPF.
6. Configure PE-CE routing for CE2 VRF using BGP. 
7. Enable mutual redistribution for VRF CE1 at PE1 and PE3 routers. 
8. Verify the implementation of MPLS VPN, check if CE routers are able to access each other loopback subnets. 

After completion of this lab, you will have fully operational L3 MPLS VPN infrastructure, if CE routers able to communicate successfully with each other then you have achieved proficiency with basic MPLS configuration, otherwise, you will have a chance to practice troubleshooting and double your improvements.


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