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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 SR

MPLS VPN-Load Balancing Support for Inter-AS and CSC VPNs

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MPLS VPN: Load Balancing Support for Inter-AS and CSC VPNs

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MPLS VPN: Load Balancing Support for Inter-AS and CSC VPNs


MPLS VPN: Load Balancing Support for Inter-AS and CSC VPNs


Load sharing distributes traffic so that no individual router is overburdened. In a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Virtual Private Network (VPN) network, you can achieve load sharing through the following methods:

BGP multipath options

Directly connected loopback peering

This feature is available for both MPLS VPN Carrier Supporting Carrier and Interautonomous system configurations.

Configuration Information

Configuration information is included in the "Load Sharing MPLS VPN Traffic " chapter in the Cisco IOS Multiprotocol Label Switching Configuration Guide, Release 12.4T, at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios124/124cg/hmp_c/part20/mpbkvplb.htm