L2TPv3/MPLS (TP) Pseudowire to preserve

Eric C. Miller eric at ericheather.com
Sun Jan 26 08:29:04 UTC 2014

Have you looked at Cisco CEF Load Sharing?

Eric Miller, CCNP
Network Engineering Consultant
(407) 257-5115

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From: Herro91 [mailto:herro91 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:19 AM
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Subject: L2TPv3/MPLS (TP) Pseudowire to preserve


We have a new requirement to load balance across a couple of point to point ethernet links.

The previous solution was handled by a few TDM circuits and MLPPP so that traffic was load balanced and any fragmentation/reassembly was handled by ML/PPP.

Load balancing per flow is not really an option because we have a single IPSec tunnel (ESP-mode) and there is Layer 4 information to make a better decision to balance the load.

I have been considering the use of L2TPv3 or an MPLS Pseudowire as a potential solution as they seem to have mechanisms to ensure packets are not misordered.

I would appreciate any feedback/suggestions that the community can offer.



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