MVPN/EVPN Tunnel Aggregation with Common Labels
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BESS                                                            Z. Zhang
Internet-Draft                                                  E. Rosen
Updates: 7432, 6514, 7582 (if approved)                           W. Lin
Intended status: Standards Track                        Juniper Networks
Expires: June 10, 2019                                             Z. Li
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                             I. Wijnands
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                        December 7, 2018

            MVPN/EVPN Tunnel Aggregation with Common Labels
             draft-ietf-bess-mvpn-evpn-aggregation-label-01

Abstract

   The MVPN specifications allow a single Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP)
   tunnel to carry traffic of multiple VPNs.  The EVPN specifications
   allow a single P2MP tunnel to carry traffic of multiple Broadcast
   Domains (BDs).  These features require the ingress router of the P2MP
   tunnel to allocate an upstream-assigned MPLS label for each VPN or
   for each BD.  A packet sent on a P2MP tunnel then carries the label
   that is mapped to its VPN or BD.  (In some cases, a distinct
   upstream-assigned is needed for each flow.)  Since each ingress
   router allocates labels independently, with no coordination among the
   ingress routers, the egress routers may need to keep track of a large
   number of labels.  The number of labels may need to be as large (or
   larger) than the product of the number of ingress routers times the
   number of VPNs or BDs.  However, the number of labels can be greatly
   reduced if the association between a label and a VPN or BD is made by
   provisioning, so that all ingress routers assign the same label to a
   particular VPN or BD.  New procedures are needed in order to take
   advantage of such provisioned labels.  These new procedures also
   apply to Multipoint-to-Multipoint (MP2MP) tunnels.  This document
   updates RFCs 6514, 7432 and 7582 by specifying the necessary
   procedures.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC2119.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Terminologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Problem Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Proposed Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.1.  MP2MP Tunnels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.2.2.  Segmented Tunnels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.2.3.  Summary of Label Allocation Methods . . . . . . . . .   9
   3.  Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.1.  Context Label Space ID Extended Community . . . . . . . .   9
     3.2.  Procedures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
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