Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MPLS Configuration Guide
New and Changed Information
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New and Changed Information

New and Changed Information

This section provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MPLS Configuration Guide .

Table 1 summarizes the new and changed features for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MPLS Configuration Guide and tells you where they are documented.

 

Table 1 New and Changed Information for MPLS

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Configuring Automatic Bandwidth Adjustment for MPLS TE Tunnels

Added information about automatic bandwidth adjustment for MPLS TE tunnels.

6.2(6)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Automatic Bandwidth Adjustment for MPLS TE Tunnels”

Any Transport over MPLS

Added Any Transport over MPLS (AToM), which accommodates different types of Layer 2 packets, including Ethernet and VLAN, to enable the service provider to transport different types of traffic over the backbone and accommodate all types of customers.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Any Transport over MPLS”

Any Transport over MPLS Pseudowire provisioning

Added pseudowire provisioning for AToM. This feature enables you to configure static pseudowires in cases where you cannot use directed control protocols, such as the Label Distribution Protocol or Resource Reservation Protocol over traffic-engineered tunnels (RSVP-TE).

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Any Transport over MPLS Pseudowire Provisioning”

Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching

Added Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching (EoMPLS), which is a Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS) that is used to carry Layer 2 Ethernet frames over an MPLS network. EoMPLS enables service providers to offer emulated Ethernet services over existing MPLS networks.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Ethernet over MPLS”

EoMPLS Graceful Restart

Added support for a switch that is configured with the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Graceful Restart (GR) to assist its neighboring switches recover gracefully from an interruption in service.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring EoMPLS Layer 2 VPN Graceful Restart”

Layer 2 and Layer 3 load balancing co-existence

Added Layer 3 VPN and Layer 2 VPN forwarding that is performed independently on the switch using two different types of adjacencies. The forwarding is not be impacted by having a different method of load balancing for the Layer 2 VPN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPN Load Balancing”

MPLS LSP Ping/Traceroute for LDP/TE and LSP Ping for VCCV

Added support for Virtual Circuit Connectivity Verification (VCCV) in Layer 2 VPN Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM).

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Verifying Connectivity with MPLS LSP Ping and Traceroute”

MPLS over GRE

Added a mechanism for tunneling Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets over a non-MPLS network.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MPLS over GRE”

OSPF Sham-Link Support for MPLS VPN

Added a sham-link to connect VPN client sites that run Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and share back door OSPF links in a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN configuration.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs”

Virtual Private LAN Service

Added a point-to-multipoint service between multiple customer sites using a mesh of point-to-point pseudowires over the provider core to emulate a LAN between the sites.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Virtual Private LAN Service”

VPLS VPN Pseudowire Redundancy

Added support for detecting a failure in the network and rerouting the Layer 2 service to another endpoint that can continue to provide the service.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Layer 2 VPN Pseudowire Redundancy”

VPLS Dual-Homing with a vPC

Added support for integrating Virtual Private LAN (VPLS) with the virtual port channel (vPC) functionality in active-standby mode.

6.2(2)

Chapter 1, “Configuring Layer 2 VPN VPLS Dual-Homing with a vPC”

MPLS

Added support for M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 1, “Overview”

MPLS static label binding

Changed the maximum value for the MPLS static label range to 471804.

6.1(1)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MPLS Static Label Binding”

MVPNs

Added support for multicast GRE tunnel interfaces for PE-CE routing with MVPN.

6.1(1)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MVPNs”

MPLS

F2 Series modules do not support MPLS.

6.0(1)

Chapter 1, “Overview”

MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

Added matching and setting support for import maps on standard and extended communities for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.2(7) and later 5.2 releases.

5.2(7)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs”

MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

Removed the MPLS license requirement for the EIGRP site of origin feature.

5.2(5)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs”

MVPNs

Added support for multicast GRE tunnel interfaces for PE-CE routing with MVPN.

5.2(4)

Chapter 1, “Configuring MVPNs”

MPLS

MPLS was introduced as a feature of Cisco NX-OS software for Nexus 7000 Series switches.

5.2(1)