This lab shows two ISPs exchanging VPN labels over a multi-hop eBGP session between
their route reflectors – in other words, Inter-AS Option C.
Each ASBR has an IPv4 eBGP session between them. They use “send-label” and “set/match
mpls-label” in route-maps to exchange labels and IPs for the next-hop addresses. This
enables the LSP between the reflectors to establish their session and between the PEs of
The labels for these next hops are then sent over IPv4 iBGP through the reflectors using
the ‘send-label’ command. This is opposed to redistributing the neighboring ISPs next-hops into the local IGP.
Devices: 10 x 3725