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    Creating a Full-Mesh Layer 3 VPN Service Definition

    You can create a customized service definition—for example, to set a different VLAN ID range on the service than those offered in the standard service definitions. Network operators or service provisioners can use the service definition as a base for creating and then activating full-mesh ethernet services on the network.

    You can use the tab panel at the top, or the Back and Next buttons to switch between the wizard pages.

    You can create a Full-Mesh Layer 3 VPN Service Definition, by following the steps given in the procedure.

    Creating a full mesh Layer 3 VPN service definition consists of the following steps:

    1. Specifying General Settings Information

    2. Specifying Site or UNI Settings

    3. Reviewing the Configured Settings

    Specifying General Settings Information

    In the Service View pane, select Network Services > Connectivity > L3 VPN Services. In the Tasks pane, select Service Design >Manage Service Definitions.

    1. In the Manage Service Definitions pane, click New.

      The Create L3 VPN Service Definition wizard appears.

    2. To specify the general settings or service attributes for a full mesh service definition, fill in the fields on the General page as indicated in Table 1.

      Table 1: Layer 3 VPN Service Definition - General Settings

      Field

      Action

      Service Definition Name

      Type a unique name that identifies the full mesh Layer 3 VPN definition.

      Range: 3 through 50 characters.

      Service Type

      Select L3 VPN (Full Mesh).

      Instance Type

      Select one of the following instance types:

      • vrf—To advertise routes from the CE router to the PE router and vice versa.

      • default—To add an IP Transit Service to the PE-CE router configuration.

      • virtual router—To divide a router into multiple independent virtual routers where each router has its own routing table.

      The Connectivity Settings sections appear only if the instance type is vrf.

      Description (Optional)

      Type a comment that identifies or describes the definition.

      Range: 1 through 200 characters.

      Enable Distinct Instance Name

      Select this check box to specify different routing instance name for each device selected in a Layer 3 VPN Service.

      Decouple Service Status From Port Status

      Select this check box to isolate the events related to an interface in the OpenNMS.

      Note: When you select this check box, only the MPLS traps are monitored, and not the interface-related traps (such as jnxVpnIfUp or jnxVpnIfDown).

      By default, all the events are saved in the OpenNMS database.

      Connectivity Settings

      Policy Based Route Target

      Select this check box to create a policy-based vrf instance.

      Deselect this check box to create a community-based vrf instance.

      Route Leak is supported when Policy Based Route Target check box is selected.

      For more information on creating policies for a Layer 3 VPN service, see Creating Policies for an IP Service.

      Auto-pick Route Target

      Select a route target option:

      • Select theAuto-pick Route Target check box and the Policy Based Route Target check box to auto generate route target policies.

      • Select the Auto-pick Route Target check box and deselect the Policy Based Route Target check box to auto generate a community. No policy will be used.

      • When you clear this check box and select the Policy Based Route Target check box:

        • You can create a route target policy and associate it with import and export policy.

        • The route target policy will be auto generated.

          Note that, you cannot manually select or modify policy during the modification of service.

      To override this setting in the service order, you can select the Editable in Service Order check box.

      Enable Auto Export Routes

      Select this check box in the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Definition wizard to enable internal and external route leak as part of route target policy creation.

      Import Internal Routes

      Select this check box in the Create Layer 3 VPN Definition wizard to enable internal route leak feature as part of route target policy creation.

      Import Internal Route field is available only if Policy Based Route Target check box is selected.

      Import External Route

      Select this check box in the Create Layer 3 VPN Definition wizard to enable external route leak feature as part of route target policy creation.

      Import External Route field is available only if Policy Based Route Target check box is selected.

      Auto-pick Route Distinguisher

      Select a route distinguisher option:

      • Deselect the check box to enable the service provider to specify the route distinguisher.

      • Select the check box to enable the route distinguisher to be selected automatically.

      To override this setting in the service order, you can select the Editable in Service Order check box.

      VRF Table label

      Select this check box to configure a separate label for each VRF to provide double lookup and egress filtering.

      To override this setting in the service order, you can select the Editable in Service Order check box.

      Export Direct Routes

      Select this check box to export direct routes.

      Enable MVPN

      Select the check box to enable multicast virtual private network (MVPN).

      Service Template

      (Optional) To include a service template for the service, click the Add icon or plus sign (+) to select a service template from the Service Template list. The list of available service templates is displayed. Select the check box beside the template you want and click OK. You are returned to the General Settings page.

      The selected service template appears in the Default Service Template field.

      You can select one or more service templates as the default service template. By default, the default service templates are attached to the endpoints.

      Note: Starting with Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1, you can add or delete a service template while creating a service order.

      The remaining service templates on the Service Template list are termed as optional service templates. You can attach the optional service templates to the endpoints on a need basis.

      In the View Service Definition Details window, the value for the default service template in the Default Service Template column is True.

      For instructions on creating a service template, see Creating a Service Template.

      Note: To provision a Layer 3 VPN service for QinQ UNI type, you can create a service template with service variables as interface name and unit name.

    3. Click Next to save the General page information. Continue with Specifying Site or UNI Settings.

    Specifying Site or UNI Settings

    To provide the site or UNI service attributes for this service definition:

    1. Fill in the fields on the Site Settings page as indicated in Table 2.

      Table 2: Layer 3 VPN Service Definition - PE-CE UNI Settings

      Field

      Action

      PE-CE UNI Settings

      MTU Settings

      Interface MTU (Bytes)

      You can specify an MTU value in this field. The default value for MTU is 1522 bytes.

      To see the permitted range for the MTU value, select the Editable in Service Order check box. The MTU range is 1522 through 9192.

      MTU Range (Bytes)

      If you select the check box Editable in Service Order, you can specify a value range for MTU (in bytes). The permitted range for MTU is 1522 through 9192.

      Note: Ultimately, the system establishes the MTU by multiplying the value you specify in the Default MTU (Bytes) field by the value you specify for MTU Factor.

      Bandwidth Settings

      Enable QoS

      When you enable QoS in the service definition, you can specify a QoS profile in the service order to classify traffic into defined service groups to provide the special treatment of traffic across the network service. For example, voice traffic can be sent across certain links, and data traffic can use other links.

      If you enable the inclusion of QoS profile settings for the service in the service template or service definition, the list of CoS profiles that you defined using the Manage CoS Profiles page (by selecting CoS under Profile and Configuration Management in the Tasks pane) are displayed. Select the CoS profile you want to associate with the service from the drop-down list.

      Enable rate limiting (check box)

      Select the check box to enable rate-limiting of trafic. Clear the check box to disable rate-limiting.

      Bandwidth (Mbps)

      Specify the default bandwidth value, in Mbps.

      Default: 10 Mbps

      Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

      Min Bandwidth (Kbps)

      To override the default bandwidth value, select the Editable in Service Order check box.

      Specify the minimum bandwidth value in Kbps:

      Default: 1000 Kbps

      Range: 64 Kbps through 100,000 Kbps

      Max Bandwidth (Mbps)

      Specify the maximum bandwidth value, in Mbps.

      Default: 100 Mbps

      Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

      The following table lists the Max Bandwidth (Mbps) for the M Series, MX Series, and ACX Series Routers:

      Table 3: Maximum Bandwidth for M Series, MX Series, and ACX Series Routers

      M Series IQ2E PIC

      M Series IQ2 PIC

      MX Series 3D PIC

      MX Series Non-3D PIC

      ACX 2000

      GE Port (1G)

      XE Port (10G)

      GE Port (1G)

      XE Port (10G)

      GE Port (1G)

      XE Port (10G)

      GE Port (1G)

      XE Port (10G)

      GE Port (1G)

      XE Port (10G)

      32,000 Mbps or 32 Gbps

      32,000 Mbps or 32 Gbps

      50,000 Kbps or 50 Gbps

      50,000 Kbps or 50 Gbps

      100,000 Mbps or 100 Gbps

      100,000 Mbps or 100 Gbps

      50,000 Kbps or 50 Gbps

      50,000 Kbps or 50 Gbps

      50,000 Kbps or 50 Gbps

      50,000 Kbps or 50 Gbps

      Increment (Kbps)

      Specify a value in the range that is made available to the service provisioner.

      Burst Size

      You can choose one of the following as the Burst Size:

      • MTU Based (default)

      • Line Rate Based

      Burst Size is the number of bytes that can pass unrestricted through a policed interface when a burst of traffic pushes the average transmit rate or receive rate above the configured bandwidth limit.

      Note: This field is enabled only when you select the Enable Rate Limiting check box.

      MTU Factor

      You can specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902. The default value for MTU Factor is 10.

      The value you configure for MTU Factor should not exceed one tenth of the value you configured for burst size.

      Note: This field is enabled only when you select MTU Based as the Burst Size.

      Burst Period

      Specify a value for Burst Period in the range 10 through 1000. The default value for Burst Period is 10.

      Note: This field is enabled only when you select Line Rate Based as the Burst Size.

      PE-CE Interface Encapsulation Settings

      Auto-pick VLAN ID

      Specify how the VLAN ID is determined:

      • To allow the service provider to specify the VLAN ID, clear this check box. Specify the range in VLAN ID Range for Manual Config.

      • To allow the VLAN ID to be selected automatically from the VLAN ID pool, select Auto-pick VLAN ID check box. This option is used typically when VLAN normalization is applied. Specify the range in VLAN ID Range for Auto-pick

      Note: Select the Editable in Service Order check box, if you want to override VLAN ID selection setting in the service order.

      Note: When the range of VLAN IDs that are automatically assigned by the system (with the auto-pick option enabled during the creation of a service definition) is less than or greater than the range of VLAN IDs that are manually specified (with the manual selection option enabled during the creation of a service definition), the following conditions apply during the creation of a service order with the Editable in Service Order check box selected during service definition creation:

      • If you create a service order with the Auto-pick VLAN ID option enabled, the VLAN ID is selected from the auto-pick range, and the value is displayed in the VLAN ID Range for Auto-Pick field. If you attempt to change the VLAN ID manually, the value is restricted to the manually configured range.

      • If you create a service order with the Auto-pick VLAN ID option disabled, the VLAN ID is selected from the manually configured range, and the value is displayed in the VLAN ID range for Manual Config field. If you attempt to change the VLAN ID manually, the value is restricted to the manually configured range.

      VLAN range for auto-pick

      Specify the range.

      Range: 1 through 4094.

      VLAN ID Range for Manual Config

      Specify the range.

      Range: 1 through 4094.

      Note: This parameter reserves a range of VLANs for provisioning Layer 3 VPNs. These VLANs are not used to transport data from one end of a connection to the other.

      PE-CE Routing

      Routing Protocols

      Select one of the following options to allow each PE router to distribute VPN-related routes to and from connected CE routers:

      • BGP/Static Route

      • OSPF/Static Route

      • BGP/OSPF/Static Route

      PE-CE Interface Address Settings

      Pool-based assignment

      Indicate the method to be used for assigning IP addresses to PE and CE interfaces. The address-assignment pool feature supports subscriber management and DHCP management functionality by enabling you to create centralized IPv4 address pools independently of the client applications that use the pools.

      Select the check box to enable allocation of PE-CE IP addresses from IP address pools. By default, this check box is deselected. Clear the check box to disable the address-assignment pools functionality.

      IP Pool Type

      Select an IP pool type option:

      • Global—A Global IP address pool pertains to the service provider. There can be more than one global IPv4 address pool. However, each global pool must have its own unique name and its set of IPv4 addresses must not overlap with those of any other global pool. You can allocate addresses from global pools across multiple Layer 3 VPNs across multiple customers. The IP addresses allocated to services are unique across customers.

      • Customer—A Customer IP address pool pertains to an existing customer. These pools are associated with the corresponding customer. You can associate more than one customer IPv4 pool with each customer. However, each customer pool must have its own set of IPv4 addresses which must not overlap with those of any other pool belonging to the same customer. You can allocate addresses from customer pools across multiple Layer 3 VPNs for a particular customer. The IP addresses allocated to services are unique within specified customer services.

      For more information on creation an IP pool, see Creating an IP Address Pool.

      Auto-pick PE Interface IP Address

      Select an option:

      • Clear the check box to enable the service provider to specify the IP address of a provider edge (PE) interface.

      • Select the check box to cause the IP address of a provider edge (PE) interface to be selected automatically.

      To override this setting in the service order, you can select the Editable in Service Order check box.

      IP Address Block Size

      Specify the size of the IPv4 IP addressee block allocated for each provider edge (PE) or customer edge (CE) link.

      Range: 1 through 32

      To override this setting in the service order, you can select the Editable in Service Order check box.

    2. Click Review to view the defined parameters. You can examine and modify the created service order parameters. Alternatively, click the corresponding buttons at the top of the wizard page to navigate to the specific pages pertain to the settings you want to modify. Click Back to return to the previous page of the wizard; else click Cancel to discard the changes.

      After you complete reviewing the settings, click Finish to complete the service definition creation.

    Reviewing the Configured Settings

    The Review page of the service definition or service order creation and modification wizards enable you to view and evaluate the service parameters and components you configured in preceding steps or pages of the wizard. This page provides a comprehensive, single-page view of all the service elements configured in the different pages of the wizard. You can either click the buttons corresponding to the various settings at the top of the wizard page to directly traverse to the page you want to modify or click the navigation buttons at the bottom of the wizard page to go to the different pages of the wizard.

    Note: On the Review page, in the Service Templates section, the names of the service templates with which the service definition is associated are displayed. The Default Service Template column indicates whether the attached template is the default template.

    To examine and modify the configured service definition settings:

    1. Click Review to view the defined parameters. You can examine and modify the created service order parameters. Alternatively, click the corresponding buttons at the top of the wizard page to navigate to the specific pages pertain to the settings you want to modify.
    2. Click Edit next to the section that contains the parameter you want to modify. You are navigated to the corresponding page of the wizard in which the parameter settings are defined.
    3. Click Done to save the service definition or service order.
    4. Click Back to return to the previous page of the wizard; else click Cancel to discard the changes.

      The service order inventory window appears.

    Modified: 2017-08-07