What are the differences between VPN, EVPN, and MPLS Manager in CA Spectrum?

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Article ID: 102117

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CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

CA Spectrum supports MPLS VPN, EVPN, and MPLS.  

What information is there outlining the differences between these services in regards to which one should be used?

Environment

Release: Any
Component: SPCCSS

Resolution

MPLS VPN Manager discovers all of the Provider Edge (PE) routers and interfaces that are forwarding traffic for a particular VPN.  If you are a service provider and want to manage your edge routers, use the VPN Manager.

The MPLS VPN Manager supports:

  • Cisco's – MPLS Virtual Private Networks MIB (MPLS-VPN-MIB).
  • Cisco's MPLS-VPN-MIB is based on Draft 3 of the IETF draft MPLS/BGP VPN MIB.
  • Juniper’s – Juniper Enterprise VPN MIB; and partially supports Draft 4 of the IETF MPLS/BGP VPN MIB.
  • Devices supporting the MPLS-L3VPN-STD-MIB (RFC4382)
     



Enterprise VPN Manager is for provider-provisioned VPN (customer edge) monitoring.  If you are a customer of VPN services, you will want to use EVPN Manager.
Supported by devices runningthe BGP mib (rfc4273)
 

 



MPLS Transport Manager is intended for TE MPLS environments only!  Transport Manager is used to monitor the internal health of your core network.

  • MPLS-TE MIB (Cisco devices)
  • Juniper TE MIB (Juniper devices)
  • TIMETRA-MPLS-MIB (Alcatel  devices)


Additional Information

Broadcom TechDocs : Spectrum 10.4 - MPLS VPN Manager

Broadcom TechDocs : Spectrum 10.4 - Enterprise VPN Manager

Broadcom TechDocs : Spectrum 10.4 - MPLS Transport Manager

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