Suggestion for Layer 3, all SFP+ switches

Łukasz Bromirski lukasz at
Thu Apr 19 16:50:44 UTC 2018


> On 19 Apr 2018, at 03:32, Colton Conor <colton.conor at> wrote:
> Cisco has mutliple options, but mainly the NCS based on your port count I
> think. Supposely the C3850 and C9500 now support MPLS? There is a new 16
> port 10G version of the C9500. I haven't looked into Nexus switches. Does
> Nexus support full MPLS?

UADP based platforms, both older (C3650/3850) and newer (C9xxx) do
support MPLS encap and VXLAN encap and can be extended in future to
support others. There are new 9xxx based off UADP 3.0 with 40G and 100G
ports: <>

Nexus 7k supports MPLS with LDP while Nexus 9k supports MPLS but
with SR (IGP) or BGP-LU (no LDP support).

Łukasz Bromirski
CCIE R&S/SP #15929, CCDE #2012::17, PGP Key ID: 0xFD077F6A

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