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VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

We plan to implement solution based on H3C devices, please is there any documentation related to the vrf implementation, I cannot find any documentation related to the  VRF (VRF-lite) feature. What I have find so far was just simple statement that H3C switches do support this feature and maybe description of the feature in general, but I need some specification like how many instances, configuration of the feature and so on. Please could you send me link or at least section of the documentation where could I find these information ?

 

Thank you 

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

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Hi,

 

VRF in H3C/Comware is called vpn-instance and is configured much like VRF on a Cisco device.

 

 

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ip vpn-instance red description Customer red # interface GigabitEthernet2/0/1 description Int to cust red ip binding vpn-instance red #

 

How many instances depends on the platform, you might find it lurking around the technical specs. I know the 7500 comes in flavors of 1, 32 or 256 instances depending on which modules you use.

 

 

Regards,

Fredrik

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

Thanks a lot Fredrik, will check that technical specifications for 7500 is exactly what we plan to use.

Miro
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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

Im not 100% sure on how the new naming convention on HP A7500 IO blades are done but I think that the new Advanced, Extended and Enhanced  are the old EA, SD and EB modules which all have 256 VRF instances.

 

 

Regards,

Fredrik

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

When I try to bind vlan interface to vpn-instance it complains about missing RD.

 

There is no bgp or anything else here, I just try to seperate trying from each other with VR/vpn-instance.

 

Cheers

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

The Switch needs RD internally.

 

ip vpn-instance test

 route-distinguisher 1:1

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

Thanks.

 

I figured out how to make the route-distinguisher under the vpn-instance context as your described, just forgot to update this thread.

It works fine now.

 

Seems 5500EI is the first switch supporting this.

 

Cheers

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

There are a document with examples about VRF.

 

This is the link:

 

http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-7311ENW.pdf

 

 

 

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

So I've been looking all over the internet for any example of the vpn-instance and saw these postings only to find out that the links provided are broken links.  Does anyone have a current link or a copy of the original PDF that was being referenced?  I basically can find almost no information on the HP comware based devices...

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation

>Does anyone have a current link or a copy of the original PDF that was being referenced?

 

If you knew the title, you could search for it.

Here is another topic that mentions that URL:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Comware-Based/VPN-instances-without-MPLS/td-p/5858141

 

What info are you looking for?  Why not use google to search for that?

Here is "How to Configure VRF":

http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2Fc03645720.pdf

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Re: VRF (VRF-lite) support / documentation


MDella wrote:

So I've been looking all over the internet for any example of the vpn-instance and saw these postings only to find out that the links provided are broken links.  Does anyone have a current link or a copy of the original PDF that was being referenced?  I basically can find almost no information on the HP comware based devices...


Yeah seems to be removed. Though when HPs site fails, look at H3Cs own instead. This will probably help you; http://www.h3c.com/portal/Technical_Support___Documents/Technical_Documents/Switches/H3C_S7500E_Series_Switches/Configuration/Operation_Manual/H3C_S7500E_Series_OM(Release_6300_series_V1.03)/05-MPLS_Volume/

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