This documentation has been moved
MPLS Infrastructure Changes: Introduction of MFI and Removal of MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features
Downloads: This chapterpdf (PDF - 123.0KB) The complete bookPDF (PDF - 10.19MB) | Feedback

MPLS Infrastructure Changes: Introduction of MFI and Removal of MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features

Table Of Contents

MPLS Infrastructure Changes: Introduction of MFI and Removal of MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features

Contents

Information About MPLS Infrastructure Changes

Introduction of the MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure

Introduction of IP Rewrite Manager

Removal of Support for MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features

MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Configurations

Removal of Support for MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Commands

Additional References

Related Documents

Technical Assistance

Feature Information for MPLS Infrastructure Changes


MPLS Infrastructure Changes: Introduction of MFI and Removal of MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features


First Published: July 11, 2008
Last Updated: July 11, 2008

This document explains the new MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure (MFI) and removal of support for MPLS label switch controller (LSC) and label-controlled ATM (LC-ATM) features and commands, starting in Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T.

Contents

Information About MPLS Infrastructure Changes

Additional References

Feature Information for MPLS Infrastructure Changes

Information About MPLS Infrastructure Changes

You should understand the following concepts about the MPLS Infrastructure Changes feature:

Introduction of the MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure

Introduction of IP Rewrite Manager

Removal of Support for MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features

MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Configurations

Removal of Support for MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Commands

Introduction of the MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure

The MPLS control plane software is enhanced to make MPLS more scalable and flexible. The MFI, which manages MPLS data structures used for forwarding, replaces the Label Forwarding Information Base (LFIB).


Note The MFI and LFIB do not coexist in the same image. Users must use MFI starting with Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T and later releases.


Introduction of IP Rewrite Manager

Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T introduces a module called the MPLS IP Rewrite Manager (IPRM) that manages the interactions between Cisco Express Forwarding, the IP Label Distribution Modules (LDMs), and the MFI. MPLS IPRM is enabled by default. You need not configure or customize the IPRM. The following commands are related to IPRM:

clear mpls ip iprm counters

debug mpls ip iprm

debug mpls ip iprm cef

debug mpls ip iprm events

debug mpls ip iprm ldm

debug mpls ip iprm mfi

show mpls ip iprm counters

show mpls ip iprm ldm

For information about these commands, see the following documents:

Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/debug/command/reference/db_book.html

Cisco IOS MPLS Command Reference http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/mpls/command/reference/mp_book.html

Removal of Support for MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Features

The following MPLS LSC and LC-ATM features are no longer supported, starting with Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T:

MPLS LSC

LC-ATM

MPLS Scalability Enhancements for LSC and ATM LSR

MPLS LSC Redundancy

MPLS—OAM Insertion and Loop Detection on LC-ATM

MPLS CoS Multi-VC Mode for PA-A3

MPLS over ATM: Virtual Circuit Merge

MPLS Diff-Serv Aware Traffic Engineering over ATM

VSI Master MIB

MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Configurations

Before upgrading to Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T, remove all the MPLS LSC and LC-ATM configurations from the routers in your network. If your core network has ATM links, you can use packet-based MPLS. See the MPLS Label Distribution Protocol Overview for more information. If you provide ATM access to customers, you can use the Any Transport over MPLS: ATM over MPLS feature. See Any Transport over MPLS for more information.

If you have MPLS LSC or LC-ATM features configured and you upgrade to Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T, the configuration is not accepted. The system displays "unrecognized command" errors for any commands that are no longer supported.

Removal of Support for MPLS LSC and LC-ATM Commands

The following commands are no longer supported, starting with Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T:

debug mpls atm-cos

debug mpls atm-ldp api

debug mpls atm-ldp failure

debug mpls atm-ldp routes

debug mpls atm-ldp states

debug mpls xmpls cross-connect

debug mpls xmpls errors

debug mpls xmpls events

debug mpls xmpls vc

debug mpls xtagatm cross-connect

debug mpls xtagatm errors

debug mpls xtagatm events

debug mpls xtagatm vc

debug vsi api

debug vsi errors

debug vsi events

debug vsi packets

debug vsi param-groups

extended-port

interface xtagatm

mpls atm control-vc

mpls atm cos

mpls atm disable-headend-vc

mpls atm multi-vc

mpls atm vpi

mpls atm vp-tunnel

mpls cos-map

mpls ldp atm control-mode

mpls ldp atm vc-merge

mpls prefix-map

mpls request-labels for

mpls traffic-eng atm cos global-pool

mpls traffic-eng atm cos sub-pool

show controllers vsi control-interface

show controllers vsi descriptor

show controllers vsi session

show controllers vsi status

show controllers vsi traffic

show controllers xmpls

show controllers xtagatm

show interface xtagatm

show mpls atm-ldp bindings

show mpls atm-ldp bindwait

show mpls atm-ldp capability

show mpls atm-ldp summary

show mpls cos-map

show mpls prefix-map

show xtagatm cos-bandwidth-allocation

show xtagatm cross-connect

show xtagatm vc

snmp-server enable traps vsimaster

tag-control-protocol vsi

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the MPLS Infrastructure Changes feature.

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

MPLS commands

Cisco IOS MPLS Command Reference

MPLS Label Distribution Protocol

MPLS Label Distribution Protocol Overview

Layer 2 VPN features over MPLS

Any Transport over MPLS


Technical Assistance

Description
Link

The Cisco Support website provides extensive online resources, including documentation and tools for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues with Cisco products and technologies.

To receive security and technical information about your products, you can subscribe to various services, such as the Product Alert Tool (accessed from Field Notices), the Cisco Technical Services Newsletter, and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds.

Access to most tools on the Cisco Support website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport


Feature Information for MPLS Infrastructure Changes

Table 1 lists the release history for this feature.

Not all commands may be available in your Cisco IOS software release. For release information about a specific command, see the command reference documentation.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and software image support. Cisco Feature Navigator enables you to determine which Cisco IOS and Catalyst OS software images support a specific software release, feature set, or platform. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.


Note Table 1 lists only the Cisco IOS software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given Cisco IOS software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that Cisco IOS software release train also support that feature.


Table 1 Feature Information for MPLS Infrastructure Changes

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

MPLS Infrastructure Changes

12.4(20)T

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