I got this over at Networking-Forum.com, a member named Fred created it, he was even kind enough to provide the Visio diagram, IP scheme spreadsheet and, most importantly, the .net file for Dynagen/GNS3. I spent a lot of my Saturday working on this beast. I thought I should share it here as it is great practice for MPLS VPNs and BGP along with some OSPF, NAT, IPSEC and GRE exposure.

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* The two Internet routers should serve as transit AS’s. No other routers should permit transit traffic.
* Internet sites (modeled by loopbacks) should be accessible by all lan IP’s.

* London, Paris, and New York have Internet connections to their respective ISP’s. New York is dual-homed.
* London, Paris, New York, and Chicago all have MPLS connections to the same provider. New York and Chicago constitute one company, while London and Paris constitute another. Their routes should not mix over MPLS.
* London, Paris, and New York each have datacenters with a DMZ that should be publicly accessible.
* London, Paris, New York, and Chicago each have 2 LANs which should not be accessible from the Internet, though they should be able to access the Internet.
* London and Paris have a GRE over IPSEC connection between them that should take over routing between their LANs in case the MPLS connection fails. Additionally, the MPLS connection should take over for DMZ sites if the Internet connection should fail.

* The MPLS-P router should be the only one in area 0. It should be an ABR connection MPLS-PE1 (a stub area 1) and MPLS-PE2 (a stub area 2).
* Area 1 and Area 2 should be summarized to /24′s before being injected into the OSPF backbone.
* The PE routers should communicate via BGP to the CE routers.

The Dynagen/GNS3 .net file
The IP Address Allocations
The Visio Diagram for the Lab
(You will need to modify the .net file to reflect your own IOS and path values)


Colby Glass has been in IT since 2002. He is currently a Systems Engineer (presales) with a Cisco Gold partner and holds the CCNP R/S, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER.

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