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Anyone have experience with setting up a Multilink Frame-Relay? I've been
tasked with setting up a router (2610) with this type of config and ... I've
never configured a Cisco outside of a lab enviroment.

They sent me a "sample config" that I can only guess is the configuration of
the router on the otherside of the T1s.

If anyone can offer some help it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not even
sure what to post here to help you help me, so just ask and I'll post it.

Thanks,
Matt



Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Hi,

Brief steps for configuring Multilink FR should be the following:

1) configure interface mfr <number> ( or subinterface if you need/want
point-to-point ) ) as you would do with a serial
2) for each serial line you want to add to MFR bundle use encapsulation
frame-relay mfr <number>


Regards,
Gabriele

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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
That's where I'm having my problem. Everything I've read on Cisco's website
says to do that, but I can't seem to create the virtual interface of "mfr".
Seems like there is a step before this, or a requirment that I have not
fulfilled.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Hi,

What IOS version is the router running?

The only things I can think of are OLD IOS or no more free IDB to create a
virtual interface; you can check the latter ( 99% is not your case ) using
"show idb"

Regards,
Gabriele

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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Hi Matt,

Follow the detailed steps:

Multilink Frame Relay (FRF.16)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1839/products_feature_guide09186a0080087cbf.html

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
http://www.BradReese.Com


Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Brad, thanks for the reply. I get this far on these steps:
SUMMARY STEPS
1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. interface mfr interface-number

When I enter "interface mfr 1" it comes up with:

Router(config)#interface mfr 1
                                        ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

(in case the formatting gets screwy the ^ is under the "f" in "mfr")



Thanks again for any help anyone can provide, I greatly appreciate it!

~Matt



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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
I am running IOS Version 12.2(6e) according to "show ver"


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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem


Hi,

I think you've an IOS image which does not support MFR.

Following there is an output from a c2610 with IOS 12.3(20)

c2610(config)#int ?
  Async              Async interface
  BVI                Bridge-Group Virtual Interface
  CTunnel            CTunnel interface
  Dialer             Dialer interface
  Ethernet           IEEE 802.3
  Group-Async        Async Group interface
  Loopback           Loopback interface
  MFR                Multilink Frame Relay bundle interface
  Multilink          Multilink-group interface
  Null               Null interface
  Serial             Serial
  Tunnel             Tunnel interface
  Vif                PGM Multicast Host interface
  Virtual-Access     Virtual Access interface
  Virtual-Template   Virtual Template interface
  Virtual-TokenRing  Virtual TokenRing
  range              interface range command




Regards,
Gabriele


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Ok, you may be onto something. This is my int ? reply:

Router(config)#int ?
  Async              Async interface
  BVI                Bridge-Group Virtual Interface
  CTunnel            CTunnel interface
  Dialer             Dialer interface
  Ethernet           IEEE 802.3
  Group-Async        Async Group interface
  Lex                Lex interface
  Loopback           Loopback interface
  Multilink          Multilink-group interface
  Null               Null interface
  Serial             Serial
  Tunnel             Tunnel interface
  Vif                PGM Multicast Host interface
  Virtual-Template   Virtual Template interface
  Virtual-TokenRing  Virtual TokenRing
  range              interface range command


So, what are my options now?

Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

~Matt
  Hi,

  I think you've an IOS image which does not support MFR.

  Following there is an output from a c2610 with IOS 12.3(20)

  c2610(config)#int ?
    Async              Async interface
    BVI                Bridge-Group Virtual Interface
    CTunnel            CTunnel interface
    Dialer             Dialer interface
    Ethernet           IEEE 802.3
    Group-Async        Async Group interface
    Loopback           Loopback interface
    MFR                Multilink Frame Relay bundle interface
    Multilink          Multilink-group interface
    Null               Null interface
    Serial             Serial
    Tunnel             Tunnel interface
    Vif                PGM Multicast Host interface
    Virtual-Access     Virtual Access interface
    Virtual-Template   Virtual Template interface
    Virtual-TokenRing  Virtual TokenRing
    range              interface range command




  Regards,
  Gabriele


  >I am running IOS Version 12.2(6e) according to "show ver"
  >=20
  >=20
  >> Hi,
  >>
  >> What IOS version is the router running?
  >>
  >> The only things I can think of are OLD IOS or no more free IDB to =
create a=20
  >> virtual interface; you can check the latter ( 99% is not your case =
) using=20
  >> "show idb"
  >>
  >> Regards,
  >> Gabriele
  >>
  >>> That's where I'm having my problem. Everything I've read on =
Cisco's=20
  >>> website says to do that, but I can't seem to create the virtual =
interface=20
  >>> of "mfr". Seems like there is a step before this, or a requirment =
that I=20
  >>> have not fulfilled.
  >>>
  >>> Any ideas?
  >>>
  >>> Thanks,
  >>> Matt
  >>>
  >>>> Hi,
  >>>>
  >>>> Brief steps for configuring Multilink FR should be the following:
  >>>>
  >>>> 1) configure interface mfr <number> ( or subinterface if you =
need/want=20
  >>>> point-to-point ) ) as you would do with a serial
  >>>> 2) for each serial line you want to add to MFR bundle use =
encapsulation=20
  >>>> frame-relay mfr <number>
  >>>>
  >>>>
  >>>> Regards,
  >>>> Gabriele
  >>>>
  >>>>>
  >>>>> Anyone have experience with setting up a Multilink Frame-Relay? =
I've=20
  >>>>> been tasked with setting up a router (2610) with this type of =
config=20
  >>>>> and ... I've never configured a Cisco outside of a lab =
enviroment.
  >>>>>
  >>>>> They sent me a "sample config" that I can only guess is the=20
  >>>>> configuration of the router on the otherside of the T1s.
  >>>>>
  >>>>> If anyone can offer some help it would be greatly appreciated. =
I'm not=20
  >>>>> even sure what to post here to help you help me, so just ask and =
I'll=20
  >>>>> post it.
  >>>>>
  >>>>> Thanks,
  >>>>> Matt
  >>>>>
  >>>>
  >>>>
  >>>
  >>>
  >>
  >>=20
  >=20
  >

Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Hi,

Consider upgrading your IOS to 12.3(9) o later ( latest for 261x should be
12.3(21) )

Before upgrading, have a look to IOS memory and flash requirements

Regards,
Gabriele

So, what are my options now?

Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

~Matt



Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Ok, thanks! How is that done? Is that a free upgrade since it's a revision,
or does it require licenses?



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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Hi,

I do not know much about IOS licensing, but I suppose you need to buy some
kind of support contract from Cisco in order to legally download a new IOS.

If you like, write me to my e-mail address..

Regards,
Gabriele


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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem

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A quick search using:

http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp

indicates that this feature is not available on the 2610.




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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem
Well, if you look up Multilink Frame-Relay, the two options (Multilink Frame
Relay (FRF.16.1) Variable Bandwidth, and ..over L2TPv3AToM) do not list the
2610. But if you look up Frame Relay - Multilink (MLFR-FRF.16) the 2610 is
actually listed.

Thanks,
Matt

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OK. Then you should be upgrading to one of the listed images. 12.2T or 12.3.



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Re: Multilink Frame relay problem

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Also needs to be IP plus for MFR



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