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MPLS VPNs with DiffServ: A QoS Performance Study
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) VPNs (Virtual private network) are new alternatives to private WANs (Wide area network). They are gaining popularity in industry day by day. Enterprise customers are moving to service providers that offer MPLS VPNs. The main reason for this shifting is the capability of MPLS VPN to provide built in security features and any-to-any connectivity. QoS (Quality of service) is the most important element for enterprise networks. Enterprise network have video, audio and data traffic over a single network infrastructure.In this thesis we will investigate QoS parameters (e.g. delay, jitter and packet loss) over MPLS VPNs environment. It will help the service providers and enterprise network customers to maintain QoS for voice, video and data traffic over MPLS VPNs environment.To achieve consistent end-to-end QoS, the service provider and the enterprise customer must work closely together and share the same policies to implement because service provider participates in customer routing in MPLS VPN environment. We will use the DiffServ (Differentiated services) QoS model over MPLS VPN network. We will use a six class model for service provider network and enterprise customer network to achieve end-to- end service quality.In the last part we will make tests of end-to-end traffic delay, jitter and packet loss. We will compare the results of delay, jitter and packet loss with and without the DiffServ QoS model in an MPLS VPNs environment. It will be clear in the results that without using DiffServ QoS model delay, jitter and packet loss are increasing as the traffic increases on the network. With a DiffServ enabled network, the increase of traffic over network will not affect delay, jitter and packet loss and provide constant level of service quality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
MPLS VPNs with QoS, MPLS VPNs with DiffServ, MPLS VPNs, QoS with MPLS VPNs
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14521Local ID: IDE1104OAI: diva2:400278
2011-01-25, E320, Halmstad University, Box 823, S-301 18 Halmstad, Sweden, Halmstad, 09:45 (English)
Available from: 2011-03-16 Created: 2011-02-25 Last updated: 2011-03-16Bibliographically approved

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