MPLS Network

This model is contributed by Dmitry Zaitsev. We list models without going thru them in too much detail, so listing does not imply that we endorse them or any papers listed, only that we provide them as inspiration.

The model of a given MPLS network is composed of submodels of LSR/LER routers and terminal (customer) networks for generating traffic. Static FEC/LSP allocation and label switching tables are used. See also the model IP Network.

The model is described in

  • Zaitsev D.A., Sakun A.L: “An Evaluation of MPLS Efficacy using Colored Petri Net Models” In Proc. of of International Middle Eastern Multiconference on Simulation and Modelling, page 31-36. Amman (Jordan), August 26-28, 2008.

If you use this model for your research, please cite the above paper

The model is used for the performance evaluation of MPLS networks especially comparing IP networks as well as for the debugging label switching tables. It could be employed in the automated design of MPLS networks. A case study is provided on the example of European backbone network.