O'Reilly logo

MPLS Fundamentals by Luc De Ghein - CCIE No. 1897

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

The Basic VPLS Configuration

The configuration for VPLS is simple. First, you must configure a VPLS instance with the global l2 vfi command. The VFI needs to have a unique name on the PE router.

Router(config)#l2 vfi name manual

Then you need to specify a unique VPN ID number for that VFI.

 Router(config-vfi)#vpn id number

Configure as neighbors all the egress PE routers of the full mesh of that VPLS.

Router(config-vfi)#neighbor remote-router-id encapsulation mpls

After you define the VFI, associate the VLAN interfaces belonging to that VFI with the VFI. You do this with the interface command xconnect vfi.

 Router(config-if)#xconnect vfi name

Consider the following VPLS network example depicted in Figure 11-6.

Figure 11-6. VPLS Example ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required