Utilsing 4 x MX240 for provider hardware. As this is the provider equipment, with Customers one side and Transit the other, it basically means that all 4 will be provider edge (PE) routers (I may be wrong but don't think so)....
Naturally I want an MPLS backbone. Is it possible to run MPLS correctly across only PE equipment or are P routers also required?
Obviously it makes every PE router Ingress and Egress from an MPLS perspective. With this in mind I also cannot use PHP (Penultimate Hop Popping) of the labels as there is NO penultimate hop.
I have no issue with the IS-IS and BGP configuration but would like to know about the MPLS. I can, of course, just configure MPLS anyway and see what the results are but would prefer a definative answer.
One more add on, 2 of the MX240 routers will be acting as LNS (L2TP Network Server) devices.
Thanks in advance
I understand that you want to run topology like this :
| | MPLS | |
| PE1 +----------------------+ PE2 |
| | | |
There is no problem with this topology, you can run MPLS without P router as well.
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Yes, that's basically the topology.... the exact topology is as follows:
CE --> PE (LNS) ------> PE (Core) -----> Transit
CE --> PE (LNS) -----> PE (Core 1) -----> Transit
That's great that it still works.