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MPLS Traffic Engineering AutoTunnel Mesh Groups
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MPLS Traffic Engineering AutoTunnel Mesh Groups

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MPLS Traffic Engineering AutoTunnel Mesh Groups

The MPLS Traffic Engineering Autotunnel Mesh Groups feature allows a network administrator to configure traffic engineering (TE) label switched paths (LSPs) by using a few command-line interface (CLI) commands.

In a network topology where edge TE label switch routers (LSRs) are connected by core LSRs, the MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups feature automatically constructs a mesh of TE LSPs among the provider edge (PE) devices.

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Prerequisites for MPLS Traffic Engineering--AutoTunnel Mesh Groups

  • Be knowledgeable about MPLS TE. See the Additional References.
  • Decide how you will set up autotunnels (that is, identify the tunnel commands that you will include in the template interface).
  • Identify a block of addresses that you will reserve for mesh tunnel interfaces.

Restrictions for MPLS Traffic Engineering--AutoTunnel Mesh Groups

  • Mesh groups do not support interarea tunnels because the destinations of those tunnels do not exist in the local area TE database.
  • You cannot configure a static route to route traffic over autotunnel mesh group TE tunnels. You should use only the autoroute for tunnel selection.
  • Intermediate System-to-System (IS-IS) does not support Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) distribution of mesh group information. For IS-IS, only Access Control Lists (ACLs) can be used.

Information About MPLS Traffic Engineering--AutoTunnel Mesh Groups

AutoTunnel Mesh Groups Description and Benefits

An autotunnel mesh group (referred to as a mesh group) is a set of connections between edge LSRs in a network. There are two types of mesh groups:

  • Full--All the edge LSRs are connected. Each PE device has a tunnel to each of the other PE devices.
  • Partial--Some of the edge LSRs are not connected to each other by tunnels.

In a network topology where edge TE LSRs are connected by core LSRs, the MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups feature automatically constructs a mesh of TE LSPs among the PE devices.

Initially, you must configure each existing TE LSR to be a member of the mesh by using a minimal set of configuration commands. When the network grows (that is, when one or more TE LSRs are added to the network as PE devices), you do not need to reconfigure the existing TE LSR members of that mesh.

Mesh groups have the following benefits:

  • Minimize the initial configuration of the network. You configure one template interface per mesh, and it propagates to all mesh tunnel interfaces, as needed.
  • Minimize future configurations resulting from network growth. The feature eliminates the need to reconfigure each existing TE LSR to establish a full mesh of TE LSPs whenever a new PE device is added to the network.
  • Enable existing devices to configure TE LSPs to new PE devices.
  • Enable the construction of a mesh of TE LSPs among the PE devices automatically.

Access Lists for Mesh Tunnel Interfaces

The access list determines the destination addresses for the mesh tunnel interfaces. It is useful if you preallocate a block of related IP addresses. You can use that block of addresses to control the PE devices to which a full or partial mesh of TE tunnel LSPs is established. The access list allows matches for only the addresses that are learned and stored in the TE topology database.

For example, you can create an access list that matches all 10.1.1.1 IP addresses. You configure a template with the access list, then the template creates mesh tunnel interfaces to destinations within the TE topology database that match destinations in that access list.

Whenever the TE topology database is updated (for example, when a new TE LSR is inserted into the Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), the destination address is stored in the TE topology database of each device in the IGP. At each update, the Mesh Group feature compares the destination address contained in the database to IP addresses in the access list associated with all template interfaces. If there is a match, the Mesh Group feature establishes a mesh tunnel interface to the tunnel destination IP address.

AutoTunnel Template Interfaces

An autotunnel template interface is a logical entity; that is, it is a configuration for a tunnel interface that is not tied to specific tunnel interfaces. It can be applied dynamically, when needed.

Mesh tunnel interfaces are tunnel interfaces that are created, configured dynamically (for example, by the applying [or cloning] of a template interface), used, and then freed when they are no longer needed.

A mesh tunnel interface obtains its configuration information from a template, except for the tunnel’s destination address, which it obtains from the TE topology database that matches an access list or from the IGP mesh group advertisement.

The template interface allows you to enter commands once per mesh group. These commands specify how mesh tunnel interfaces are created. Each time a new device is added to the network, a new mesh tunnel interface is created. The configuration of the interface is duplicated from the template. Each mesh tunnel interface has the same path constraints and other parameters configured on the template interface. Only the tunnel destination address is different.

OSPF Flooding of Mesh Group Information

For OSPF to advertise or flood mesh group information, you need to configure a mesh group in OSPF and add that mesh group to an autotemplate interface. When the configuration is complete, OSPF advertises the mesh group IDs to all LSRs. MPLS TE LSPs automatically connect the edge LSRs in each mesh group. For configuration information, see the Configuring IGP Flooding for Autotunnel Mesh Groups.

OSPF can advertise mesh group IDs for an OSPF area. OSPF is the only IGP supported in some software releases of the MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups feature.

How to Configure MPLS Traffic Engineering--AutoTunnel Mesh Groups

Configuring a Mesh of TE Tunnel LSPs

Perform the following tasks on each PE device in your network to configure a mesh of TE tunnel LSPs:


Note


You can perform these tasks in any order.


Enabling Autotunnel Mesh Groups Globally

Perform this task on all PE devices in your network that you want to be part of an autotunnel mesh group.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh

    4.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh


    Example:
    Device(config)# mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh
     

    Enables autotunnel mesh groups globally.

     
    Step 4 end


    Example:
    Device(config)# end
     

    Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

     

    Creating an Access List Using a Name

    The access list determines the destination addresses for the mesh tunnel interfaces. You can use an access list to control the PE devices to which a full or partial mesh of TE tunnel LSPs is established. The access list allows matches for only the addresses that are learned and stored in the TE topology database.

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    configure terminal

      3.    ip access-list {standard | extended} access-list-name

      4.    permit source [source-wildcard]

      5.    end


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Device> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.
       
      Step 2 configure terminal


      Example:
      Device# configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 3 ip access-list {standard | extended} access-list-name


      Example:
      Device(config)# ip access-list standard a1
       

      Defines an IP access list using a name and enters standard named access list configuration mode.

      • The standard keyword specifies a standard IP access list.
      • The extended keyword specifies an extended IP access list.
      • The access-list-name argument is the name of the access list. A name cannot contain a space or quotation mark and must begin with an alphabetic character. This prevents confusion with numbered access lists.
       
      Step 4 permit source [source-wildcard]


      Example:
      Device(config-std-nacl)# permit 10.0.0.0 0.255.255.255
       

      Sets conditions to allow a packet to pass a named IP access list.

      • The source argument is the number of the network or host from which the packet is being sent. There are three alternative ways to specify the source:
        • Use a 32-bit quantity in four-part dotted decimal format.
        • Use the any keyword as an abbreviation for a source and source-wildcard of 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255.
        • Use host source as an abbreviation for a source and source-wildcard of source 0.0.0.0.
      • The source-wildcard argument is the wildcard bits to be applied to source. There are three alternative ways to specify the source wildcard:
        • Use a 32-bit quantity in four-part dotted decimal format. Place 1s in the bit positions you want to ignore.
        • Use the any keyword as an abbreviation for a source and source-wildcard of 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255.
        • Use host source as an abbreviation for a source and source-wildcard of source 0.0.0.0.
       
      Step 5 end


      Example:
      Device(config-std-nacl)# end
       

      Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

       

      Creating an Autotunnel Template Interface

      Creating an autotunnel template interface helps minimize the initial configuration of the network. You configure one template interface per mesh, which propagates to all mesh tunnel interfaces, as needed.


      Note


      You can use the following commands to create a minimal configuration.


      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    enable

        2.    configure terminal

        3.    interface auto-template interface-num

        4.    ip unnumbered interface-type interface-number

        5.    tunnel mode {aurp | cayman | dvmrp | eon | gre | ipip | iptalk | mpls | nos}

        6.    tunnel mpls traffic-eng autoroute announce

        7.    tunnel mpls traffic-eng priority setup-priority [hold-priority]

        8.    tunnel mpls traffic-eng auto-bw [collect-bw] [frequency seconds] [max-bw kbps] [min-bw kbps]

        9.    tunnel mpls traffic-eng path-option number {dynamic | explicit {name path-name | path-number}} [lockdown]

        10.    tunnel destination access-list num

        11.    end


      DETAILED STEPS
         Command or ActionPurpose
        Step 1 enable


        Example:
        Device> enable
         

        Enables privileged EXEC mode.

        • Enter your password if prompted.
         
        Step 2 configure terminal


        Example:
        Device# configure terminal
         

        Enters global configuration mode.

         
        Step 3 interface auto-template interface-num


        Example:
        Device(config)# interface auto-template 1
         

        Creates a template interface and enters interface configuration mode.

        • The interface-num argument is the interface number. Valid values are from 1 to 25.
         
        Step 4 ip unnumbered interface-type interface-number


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# ip unnumbered Loopback 0
         

        Enables IP processing on an interface without assigning an explicit IP address to the interface.

        • The type and number arguments name the type and number of another interface on which the device has an assigned IP address. It cannot be another unnumbered interface.
         
        Step 5 tunnel mode {aurp | cayman | dvmrp | eon | gre | ipip | iptalk | mpls | nos}


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# tunnel mode mpls 
         

        Sets the encapsulation mode for the tunnel interface.

         
        Step 6 tunnel mpls traffic-eng autoroute announce


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# tunnel mpls traffic-eng autoroute announce
         

        Specifies that the IGP should use the tunnel (if the tunnel is up) in its enhanced shortest path first algorithm (SPF) calculation.

         
        Step 7 tunnel mpls traffic-eng priority setup-priority [hold-priority]


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# tunnel mpls traffic-eng priority 1 1
         

        Configures the setup and reservation priority for an MPLS TE tunnel.

        • The setup-priority argument is the priority used when an LSP is signaled for this tunnel and determines which existing tunnels can be preempted. Valid values are from 0 to 7, where a lower number indicates a higher priority. Therefore, an LSP with a setup priority of 0 can preempt any LSP with a non-0 priority.
        • The hold-priority argument is the priority associated with an LSP for this tunnel and determines if it should be preempted by other LSPs that are being signaled. Valid values are from 0 to 7, where a lower number indicates a higher priority.
         
        Step 8 tunnel mpls traffic-eng auto-bw [collect-bw] [frequency seconds] [max-bw kbps] [min-bw kbps]


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# tunnel mpls traffic-eng auto-bw
         

        Configures a tunnel for automatic bandwidth adjustment and for control of the manner in which the bandwidth for a tunnel is adjusted.

        • The collect-bw keyword collects output rate information for the tunnel, but does not adjust the tunnel’s bandwidth.
        • The frequency seconds keyword-argument pair is the interval between bandwidth adjustments. The specified interval can be from 300 to 604800 seconds. Do not specify a value lower than the output rate sampling interval specified in the mpls traffic-eng auto-bw command in global configuration mode.
        • The max-bw kbpskeyword-argument pair is the maximum automatic bandwidth, in kbps, for this tunnel. The value can be from 0 to 4294967295.
        • The min-bw kbps keyword-argument pair is the minimum automatic bandwidth, in kbps, for this tunnel. The value can be from 0 to 4294967295.
         
        Step 9 tunnel mpls traffic-eng path-option number {dynamic | explicit {name path-name | path-number}} [lockdown]


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# tunnel mpls traffic-eng path-option 1 dynamic
         

        Configures a path option for an MPLS TE tunnel.

        • The number argument is the number of the path option. When multiple path options are configured, lower numbered options are preferred.
        • The dynamic keyword specifies that the path of the LSP is dynamically calculated.
        • The explicit keyword specifies that the path of the LSP is an IP explicit path.
        • The name path-name keyword-argument pair is the path name of the IP explicit path that the tunnel uses with this option.
        • The path-number argument is the path number of the IP explicit path that the tunnel uses with this option.
        • The lockdown keyword specifies that the LSP cannot be reoptimized.
         
        Step 10 tunnel destination access-list num


        Example:
        Device(config-if)# tunnel destination access-list 1
         

        Specifies the access list that the template interface uses for obtaining the mesh tunnel interface destination address.

        • The num argument is the number of the access list.
         
        Step 11 end


        Example:
        Device(config)# end
         

        Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

         

        Specifying the Range of Mesh Tunnel Interface Numbers

        SUMMARY STEPS

          1.    enable

          2.    configure terminal

          3.    mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh tunnel-num min num max num

          4.    end


        DETAILED STEPS
           Command or ActionPurpose
          Step 1 enable


          Example:
          Device> enable
           

          Enables privileged EXEC mode.

          • Enter your password if prompted.
           
          Step 2 configure terminal


          Example:
          Device# configure terminal
           

          Enters global configuration mode.

           
          Step 3 mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh tunnel-num min num max num


          Example:
          Device(config)# mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh tunnel-num min 1000 max 2000
           

          Specifies the range of mesh tunnel interface numbers.

          • The min num keyword-argument pair specifies the beginning number of the range of mesh tunnel interface numbers. Valid values are from 1 to 65535.
          • The max num keyword-argument pair specifies the ending number of the range of mesh tunnel interface numbers. Valid values are from 1 to 65535.
           
          Step 4 end


          Example:
          Device(config)# end
           

          Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

           

          Displaying Configuration Information About Tunnels

          SUMMARY STEPS

            1.    enable

            2.    show running interface auto-template num

            3.    show interface tunnel num configuration

            4.    exit


          DETAILED STEPS
            Step 1   enable

            Use this command to enable privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted. For example:



            Example:
            Device> enable
            Device#
            
            Step 2   show running interface auto-template num

            Use this command to display interface configuration information for a tunnel interface. For example:



            Example:
            Device# show running interface auto-template 1 
            interface auto-template1 
             ip unnumbered Loopback0 
             no ip directed-broadcast 
             no keepalive 
             tunnel destination access-list 1 
             tunnel mode mpls traffic-eng 
             tunnel mpls traffic-eng autoroute announce 
             tunnel mpls traffic-eng path-option 1 dynamic
            

            This output shows that autotunnel template interface auto-template1 uses an access list (access-list 1) to determine the destination addresses for the mesh tunnel interfaces.

            Step 3   show interface tunnel num configuration

            Use this command to display the configuration of the mesh tunnel interface. For example:



            Example:
            Device# show interface tunnel 5 configuration 
            interface tunnel 5
             ip unnumbered Loopback0 
             no ip directed-broadcast 
             no keepalive 
             tunnel destination access-list 1 
             tunnel mode mpls traffic-eng 
             tunnel mpls traffic-eng autoroute announce 
             tunnel mpls traffic-eng path-option 1 dynamic
            
            Step 4   exit

            Use this command to exit to user EXEC mode. For example:



            Example:
            Device# exit
            Device>
            

            Monitoring the Autotunnel Mesh Network

            SUMMARY STEPS

              1.    enable

              2.    show mpls traffic-eng tunnels property auto-tunnel mesh [brief]

              3.    show mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh

              4.    exit


            DETAILED STEPS
              Step 1   enable

              Use this command to enable privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted. For example:



              Example:
              Device> enable
              Device#
              
              Step 2   show mpls traffic-eng tunnels property auto-tunnel mesh [brief]

              Use this command to monitor mesh tunnel interfaces. This command restricts the output of the show mpls traffic-eng tunnels command to display only mesh tunnel interfaces. For example:



              Example:
              Device# show mpls traffic-eng tunnels property auto-tunnel mesh brief
              Signalling Summary:
               LSP Tunnels Process:            running
               RSVP Process:                   running
               Forwarding:                     enabled
               Periodic reoptimization:        every 3600 seconds, next in 491 seconds
               Periodic FRR Promotion:         Not Running
               Periodic auto-bw collection:    disabled
              TUNNEL NAME                      DESTINATION    UP IF     DOWN IF
              STATE/PROT
              device_t64336                    10.2.2.2        -        Se2/0
              up/up
              device_t64337                    10.3.3.3        -        Se2/0
              up/up
              Displayed 2 (of 2) heads, 0 (of 0) midpoints, 0 (of 0) tails
              
              Step 3   show mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh

              Use this command to display the cloned mesh tunnel interfaces of each autotemplate interface and the current range of mesh tunnel interface numbers. For example:



              Example:
              Device# show mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh
              Auto-Template1:
               Using access-list 1 to clone the following tunnel interfaces:
                Destination  Interface
                -----------  ---------
                10.2.2.2     Tunnel64336
                10.3.3.3     Tunnel64337
              Mesh tunnel interface numbers: min 64336 max 65337
              
              Step 4   exit

              Use this command to exit to user EXEC mode. For example:



              Example:
              Device# exit
              Device>
              

              Troubleshooting Tips

              You can configure mesh tunnel interfaces directly. However, you cannot delete them manually, and manual configuration is not permanent. The configuration is overwritten when the template changes or the mesh tunnel interface is deleted and re-created. If you attempt to manually delete a mesh tunnel interface, an error message appears.

              You can enter the show mpls traffic-eng tunnels destination address command to display information about tunnels that are destined for a specified IP address.

              Enter the show mpls traffic-eng tunnels property auto-tunnel mesh command to display information about mesh tunnel interfaces.

              Configuring IGP Flooding for Autotunnel Mesh Groups

              Perform the following task to configure IGP flooding for autotunnel mesh groups. Use this task to configure an OSPF-based discovery for identifying mesh group members and advertising the mesh group IDs to all LSRs.

              SUMMARY STEPS

                1.    enable

                2.    configure terminal

                3.    mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh

                4.    router ospf process-id

                5.    mpls traffic-eng mesh-group mesh-group-id interface-type interface-number area area-id

                6.    exit

                7.    Repeat steps 4 and 5 at other LSRs to advertise the mesh group numbers to which they belong.

                8.    interface auto-template interface-num

                9.    tunnel destination mesh-group mesh-group-id

                10.    end


              DETAILED STEPS
                 Command or ActionPurpose
                Step 1 enable


                Example:
                Device> enable
                 

                Enables privileged EXEC mode.

                • Enter your password if prompted.
                 
                Step 2 configure terminal


                Example:
                Device# configure terminal
                 

                Enters global configuration mode.

                 
                Step 3 mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh


                Example:
                Device(config)# mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh
                 

                Enables autotunnel mesh groups globally.

                 
                Step 4 router ospf process-id


                Example:
                Device(config)# router ospf 100
                 

                Enters router configuration mode and configures an OSPF routing process.

                • The process-idargument is an internally used identification parameter for an OSPF routing process. It is locally assigned and can be any positive integer. A unique value is assigned for each OSPF routing process.
                 
                Step 5 mpls traffic-eng mesh-group mesh-group-id interface-type interface-number area area-id


                Example:
                Device(config-router)# mpls traffic-eng mesh-group 10 loopback 0 area 100
                 

                Advertises the autotunnel mesh group number of an LSR.

                • The mesh-group-id is a number that identifies a specific mesh group.
                • The interface-type and interface-number arguments specify a type of interface and an interface number.
                • The area area-id keyword-argument pair identifies the area.
                 
                Step 6 exit


                Example:
                Device(config-router)# exit
                 

                Exits to global configuration mode.

                 
                Step 7 Repeat steps 4 and 5 at other LSRs to advertise the mesh group numbers to which they belong.  

                --

                 
                Step 8 interface auto-template interface-num


                Example:
                Device(config)# interface auto-template 1
                 

                Creates a template interface and enters interface configuration mode.

                • The interface-num argument identifies the interface number. Valid values are from 1 to 25.
                 
                Step 9 tunnel destination mesh-group mesh-group-id


                Example:
                Device(config-if)# tunnel destination mesh-group 10
                 

                Specifies a mesh group that a template interface uses to signal tunnels for all mesh group members.

                • The mesh-group-id is a number that identifies a specific mesh group.
                 
                Step 10 end


                Example:
                Device(config-if)# end
                 

                Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

                 

                Configuration Examples for MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups

                Examples: Configuring a Mesh of TE Tunnel LSPs

                This section contains the following configuration examples for configuring a mesh of TE tunnel LSP:

                Example: Enabling Autotunnel Mesh Groups Globally

                The following example shows how to enable autotunnel mesh groups globally:

                configure terminal
                !
                mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh
                end

                Example: Creating an Access List Using a Name

                The following examples shows how to create an access list using a name to determine the destination addresses for the mesh tunnel interfaces:

                configure terminal
                !
                ip access-list standard a1
                 permit 10.0.0.0 0.255.255.255
                end
                

                In this example, any IP address in the TE topology database that matches access list a1 causes the creation of a mesh tunnel interface with that destination address.

                Example: Creating an AutoTunnel Template Interface

                This example shows how to create an AutoTunnel template template interface. In the following example, an AutoTunnel template is created and configured with a typical set of TE commands. The mesh group created from the template consists of mesh tunnel interfaces with destination addresses that match access list a1.


                Note


                The following example shows a typical configuration.


                configure terminal
                !
                interface auto-template 1
                 ip unnumbered Loopback0
                 tunnel mode mpls 
                 tunnel mpls traffic-eng autoroute announce
                 tunnel mpls traffic-eng priority 1 1
                 tunnel mpls traffic-eng auto-bw
                 tunnel mpls traffic-eng path-option 1 dynamic
                 tunnel destination access-list a1
                 end

                Example: Specifying the Range of Mesh Tunnel Interface Numbers

                In the following example, the lowest mesh tunnel interface number can be 1000, and the highest mesh tunnel interface number can be 2000:

                configure terminal
                !
                mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh tunnel-num min 1000 max 2000
                end

                Example: Configuring IGP Flooding for Autotunnel Mesh Groups

                In the following example, OSPF is configured to advertise the device membership in mesh group 10:

                configure terminal
                !
                mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh
                router ospf 100
                 mpls traffic-eng mesh-group 10 loopback 0 area 100
                 exit
                !
                interface auto-template 1
                 tunnel destination mesh-group 10
                 end

                Additional References

                Related Documents

                Related Topic

                Document Title

                MPLS traffic engineering command descriptions

                Multiprotocol Label Switching Command Reference

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                Feature Information for MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups

                The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

                Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

                Table 1 Feature Information for MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups

                Feature Name

                Releases

                Feature Information

                MPLS Traffic Engineering--Autotunnel Mesh Groups

                12.0(27)S

                12.0(29)S

                12.2(33)SRA

                12.2(33)SXH

                12.4(20)T

                12.2(33)SRE

                Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6S

                The MPLS Traffic Engineering--AutoTunnel Mesh Groups feature allows a network administrator to configure TE LSPs.

                In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(27)S, this feature was introduced.

                In Cisco IOS Release 12.0(29)S, this feature was updated to include Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) flooding of autotunnel mesh groups.

                In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRA, this feature was integrated.

                In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH, support was added.

                In Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T, this feature was integrated.

                In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE, this feature was integrated. A device with autotunnel mesh groups can be configured with stateful switchover (SSO) redundancy.

                In Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6S, this feature was integrated.

                These commands were introduced or modified: mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh, mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh tunnel-num, mpls traffic-eng mesh-group, show mpls traffic-eng auto-tunnel mesh.

                MPLS TE--Autotunnel/Auotmesh SSO Coexistence

                Cisco IOS XE Release 3.5S

                15.0(1)S

                In Cisco IOS XE Release 3.5S, this feature was integrated.

                In Cisco IOS Release 15.0(1)S, this feature was integrated.

                Note   

                Starting with Cisco IOS Release 15.2(2)S and Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6S, the SSO Support for MPLS TE Autotunnel and Automesh feature replaces the MPLS TE - Autotunnel/Automesh SSO Coexistence feature. For more information, see the MPLS High Availability Configuration Guide for the new implementation.

                Glossary

                CE device --customer edge device. A device that is part of a customer’s network and interfaces to a provider edge (PE) device.

                customer network --A network that is under the control of an end customer. Private addresses can be used in a customer network. Customer networks are logically isolated from each other and from the service provider’s network.

                edge device --A device at the edge of the network that receives and transmits packets. It can define the boundaries of the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network.

                headend --The label switch router (LSR) where a tunnel originates. The tunnel's “head” or tunnel interface resides at this LSR as well.

                label --A short, fixed-length data construct that tells switching nodes how to forward data (packets).

                label switched path (LSP) tunnel --A configured connection between two devices in which label switching is used to carry the packets.

                LSP --label switched path. A path that a labeled packet follows over several hops, starting at an ingress LSR and ending at an egress LSR.

                LSR --label switch router. A Layer 3 device that forwards a packet based on the value of a label encapsulated in the packet.

                mesh group --A set of label switch devices (LSRs) that are members of a full or partial network of traffic engineering (TE) label switched paths (LSPs).

                P device --provider core device.

                PE device --provider edge device. A device at the edge of the service provider’s network that interfaces to customer edge (CE) devices.

                router --A network layer device that uses one or more metrics to determine the optimal path along which network traffic should be forwarded. Routers forward packets from one network to another based on network layer information.

                tailend --The downstream, receive end of a tunnel.

                traffic engineering --The techniques and processes used to cause routed traffic to travel through the network on a path other than the one that would have been chosen if standard routing methods had been used.

                tunnel --A secure communication path between two peers, such as two devices. A traffic engineering tunnel is a label switched tunnel that is used for traffic engineering. Such a tunnel is set up through means other than normal Layer 3 routing.