Basic MPLS VPN design & configuration guidelines

I’ve collected very basic MPLS VPN design and configuration guidelines and squeezed them into a two page PDF document. If you’re new to MPLS VPN, you’ll probably find it useful … although reading the MPLS and VPN Architectures book still remains the mandatory next step.

Download the document from the CT3 wiki


  1. Does the link work for anyone? I get a corrupt file that can't be opened.

  2. I just clicked the "Download the document ..." link in IE7 and FF2 after clearing their caches.

    The first page that opens contains a snapshot of the PDF in JPG format. If I click the snapshot or the link below it, I get the PDF in the browser window rendered by Adobe Acrobat.

    What's your experience? What browser/OS platform are you using?


  3. Ivan,
    My apologies....I just tried IE7 and it worked. I normally use FF3 with the pdf downloader plugin.

  4. Hey, cheat sheets are my territory, Pepelnjak!

    I kid. =) Beautifully done! (Downloaded with no problem for me.)

  5. Thanks, Stretch !!! Coming from an expert, it means even more to me ;)

  6. Hi Ivan
    You have some misprint in MPLS_VPN_cheatsheet.pdf document.
    Please verify section "Running BGP with the customer" and "Static routes"

  7. Ivan Pepelnjak05 August, 2009 21:10

    Got it. Thanks. Will fix.

  8. I have IOS c2600-adventerprisek9-mz.124-18a but when I try to us mpls ip in an interface IOS is not giving me the mpls option...any advice? :(

  9. Ivan Pepelnjak16 August, 2009 07:24

    Obviously MPLS is no longer available on a 2600 (and it was never officially supported anyway). It was working for quite some time with earlier IOS releases, but it looks like they ran into code size limits and something had to go.

  10. It seems the file is missing

  11. Ivan Pepelnjak28 August, 2011 20:04

    Fixed. Thanks!


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