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Creating a Service Order for VPLS Access into Layer 3 Networks


To select a service definition on which to base the new service order:

  1. Select Service View from the View Selector. The workspaces that are applicable to network and tunnel services are displayed.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Deploy icon in the Connectivity Services Director banner. The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the View pane, click the plus sign (+) to expand the tree and select the type of service.
  4. Click the plus sign (+) beside Connectivity to view services based on protocols.
    • Expand the IP Services tree to select an IP service.

    • Expand the E-Line Services tree to select an E-Line service.

    • Expand the E-LAN Services tree to select an E-LAN service.

  5. From the Tasks pane, select Service Provisioning > Deploy Services.

    The Manage Network Services page is displayed in the top half of the right pane, which displays all of the configured services. The Manage Service Orders page is displayed in the bottom half of the right pane, which displays all of the service orders corresponding to a service.

  6. From the Manage Network Services page, select New > E-LAN Service Order.

    The Create E-LAN Service Order window appears and shows a filtered inventory view of only those published service definitions designed to work with multipoint Ethernet services.

  7. From the Service Parameters page, select the service definition you want to base your service order
  8. Specify the General Settings.




    Enter a unique name for the E-LAN multipoint service.

    The service order name can consist of only letters, numbers, and underscores.

    Note: The name you specify for an E-LAN service order becomes the routing-instance name in the device configuration when you deploy the service. Consequently, you cannot use any Juniper Networks keywords, for example, “bgp” or “vpls”, as the name of a service order.


    Select the customer requesting the service. To speed your search, enter the first few letters of the customer name and then select from the list.

    If the customer is not in the list, you must add the customer to the database before proceeding. See Adding a New Customer.


    Enter a description of the service. This description appears in the information screens about the request or service instance created from the request.

    The Customer traffic type field is not selectable. Its value is set in the service definition.

    The Autopick Route Target field cannot be changed. Route targets are always selected automatically.

    Enable LSP Association

    (Optional) Select this check box to create or associate LSPs.

    Select the Create LSP check box to import an existing LSP service definition and also select an LSP name pattern.

    Note: You can also create an LSP name pattern of your preference, instead of using an existing pre-defined pattern.

    For information about creating an LSP name pattern, see Creating a Name Pattern for LSPs in the Service Order.

    Select the Associate LSP check box to associate an existing LSP.

    Autopick route target

    Check the box if you are allowing the system to choose the VPLS routing instance.

    Note: The Autopick route target is not editable in service order. By default, the check box is always selected.

    Allow access to L3 network

    Check this box to create the access path into the Layer 3 network.

    Required for E-LAN service orders with access into Layer 3 networks.

    Note: The Allow access to L3 network is not editable in service order. By default, the check box is always selected.

  9. Continue with the Node Settings page.

    Node Settings




    Specify the bandwidth or use the default that appears in the field.

    MTU (Bytes)

    Specify the MTU value or use the default that appears in the field.


    Specify the VLAN ID associated with the IRB subinterface that will provide the link into the Layer 3 network. This must be a VLAN that already exists.

    VLAN Tag to stack

    The E-LAN service definition requires a normalized VLAN. Indicate the VLAN to push at the relevant end points. This should be the same VLAN specified as the VLAN ID.

  10. Click Next to display the device list where you will select the the interfaces for the endpoint devices.
  11. Select the devices you will use for this Layer 3 access.
  12. The E-LAN service order requires three interface: One IRB interface for the tunnel and two endpoints to ping end-to-end. Add your three interfaces using the Site Settings page.
  13. Select the IRB interface and click Finish. The service order is saved.