The main objective of emergent standard Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is the interconnection of users located in different geographic points as if they were in the same local area network. In this sense, the investigations and tests that have been done are mainly focused on point to point interconnection scenarios using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), being few the tests that until the moment have been done in academic and research networks with multipoint scenarios and they have been done mainly in the same domain, but not between different domains. With this paper we describe the process to put in production VPLS service for testing purpose in interprovider environment, doing initial tests on a real scenario. With it, one hopes to verify its behaviour in a real production network, analyzing the benefits can be provided to the customers specially with respect to advanced applications and distributed computing, as it is the case of Grid applications.
|Interdomain VPLS and deployment experiences||2014-07-31|