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IJCCE 2017 Vol.6(2): 127-136 ISSN: 2010-3743
DOI: 10.17706/IJCCE.2017.6.2.127-136

Considerations in Designing DCI (Data Centre Interconnect) in Full Mesh VPLS/ Multicast Enable WAN over OTV Tunne

Arsalan Iqbal, Steve Benoit, Usman Dar
Abstract—VPLS/ MPLS is one of the most popular Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies used today by service providers. VPLS depends on pseudowires (PW) within Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to emulate Ethernet connectivity in a full mesh topology, to multiple remote sites, sharing an Ethernet broadcast domain. As IP multicast services continue to be offered, many customers find it desirable to extend their multicast applications to remote sites, where traditional technologies fail to support such connectivity. A layer-2 VPN service using VPLS supports the extension of multicast services to remote sites. In this paper, the impact of a full mesh VPLS with the interoperability of Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) and multicast traffic has been analyzed. The paper concludes that an inadequately designed full mesh VPLS based WAN can have a significant negative impact on overall WAN performance in terms of reachability and packet loss for data, voice, and multicast traffic on the same customer edge (CE) device. The paper further proposes a design solution to avoid drastic impacts on the overall WAN performance when a large amount of multicast traffic is to be transported.

Index Terms—VPLS, OTV, Multicast, iSCSI, InterMapper, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).

The authors are with Georgian College, IT Department, Barrie, L4M3X9, Canada.

Cite:Arsalan Iqbal, Steve Benoit, Usman Dar, "Considerations in Designing DCI (Data Centre Interconnect) in Full Mesh VPLS/ Multicast Enable WAN over OTV Tunne," International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 127-136, 2017.

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ISSN: 2010-3743
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Maode Ma
Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
E-mail: ijcce@iap.org
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