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Creating a Full Mesh Layer 3 VPN Ethernet Service Order

 

You can use the Network Activate software to implement Layer 3 VPN Ethernet services.

To create a Layer 3 VPN full mesh Ethernet service order, complete the following tasks in order:

Selecting the Service Definition

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

  1. Select Service Provisioning > Manage Service Orders > Create L3 VPN Service Order.

    The Select Service Definition page appears and shows a filtered inventory view of only those published service definitions designed to work with Layer 3 VPN full mesh Ethernet services.

  2. Select the service definition on which you want to base your service order, and then click Next.

    The Enter Order Information page appears.

Configuring Order Information

You can configure general settings, VPN settings that can be applied to all end points, and routing protocol settings for provider edge (PE) and customer edge (CE) devices.

Specifying General Settings

You configure general information about the service order in the General Settings section of the Enter Order Information page.

If a service template is attached to the service definition, a link to that template is provided at the bottom of the Endpoint Settings section of the page. For instructions on working with service templates in service orders, see Creating a Service Order Based on a Service Definition with a Template.

You must add the customer to the database before proceeding. See Adding a New Customer.

To enter general settings information:

  1. In the Name field, type a unique name for the full mesh service.

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

    Note

    The name you specify for a Layer 3 VPN 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 “ospf”—as the name of a service order.

  2. In the Customer field, select the customer who is requesting the service.
  3. In the Comments field, type a description of the service.

    This description appears in information pages about the request or service instance created from the request.

  4. Select the Enable MVPN check box to enable multicast virtual private network (MVPN).
  5. Select the Enable MC LAG check box to enable the multichassis link aggregation group. If you select this check box, the Enable MVPN check box is disabled.

    For more information about multichassis link aggregation groups (MC-LAGs), see Multichassis Link Aggregation Group Overview.

Specifying QoS Settings

If you have selected the Enable QoS check box in the selected service definition, you must configure QoS settings.

To configure QoS settings:

  1. In the QoS profile field, select a profile from the list.

    The QoS profile list displays the QoS profiles that are currently configured in the QoS Design software.

    A QoS profile classifies traffic into defined service groups to provide special treatment of traffic across the network service.

  2. In the CIR field, select the committed information rate (CIR) from the list.

    The CIR is the guaranteed rate, which specifies the minimum bandwidth available if all sources are active at the same time. Make sure that the CIR value is less than the PIR value.

    Note

    For bursty traffic, the CIR represents the average rate of traffic per unit time and the PIR represents the maximum amount of traffic that can be transmitted in a given interval.

  3. In the PIR field, select the peak information rate (PIR) from the list. The PIR is the shaping rate.Note

    If the QoS profile that you selected in Step 1 is configured with a level-three scheduler and interface oversubscription is enabled, then PIR is not used.

Specifying VPN Settings and PE-CE Settings Information

You configure VPN attributes that are usually common for all endpoints in the service. The values that you provide vary, depending on the service definition on which the service order is based.

If you do not expect these attributes to be the same on all endpoints, you can set them to be the same for now and then make changes later, or you can skip this step and apply the attribute values one at a time later.

To set attributes common to most endpoints on a service:

  1. In the MTU (Bytes) field, specify the maximum transmission unit size for the UNI.

    This field is present in all service orders. However, you can set this field only if the service definition allows you to do so.

  2. Specify the MTU Factor or Burst Period, based on the Calculate Burst Size you have selected in the service definition.Note

    You cannot edit these fields if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

  3. Select the bandwidth from the Bandwidth list. The Bandwidth Range and Bandwidth fields appear only if you have cleared the Enable QoS check box in the selected service definition:Note

    You cannot edit these fields if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

  4. Note

    The fields specified in the Logical IF Settings section are based on the Ethernet option type. The Logical IF Settings section is not available if you have selected the Ethernet option as Port.

    Specify whether the Autopick UNIT ID can be selected automatically or manually.
    • To assign the UNIT ID automatically, select the Autopick UNIT ID check box.

    • To assign the UNIT ID manually, clear the Autopick UNIT ID check box.

      The page expands to include the UNIT ID field. In the UNIT ID field, type a value.

      Range: 1 through 1073741823

    Note

    You can edit this field only if you have selected the Editable in Service Order check box for the VLAN ID selection in the service definition.

  5. Specify whether the Autopick VLAN ID can be selected automatically or manually.
    • To assign the VLAN ID automatically, select the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

    • To assign the VLAN ID manually, clear the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

      The page expands to include the VLAN ID field. In the VLAN ID field, type a value.

    Note

    You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

  6. Specify whether the Autopick Route target can be selected automatically or manually.
    • To assign the Route Target automatically, select the Autopick Route target check box.

    • To assign the Route Target, clear the Autopick Route target check box.

      The page expands to include the Route Target field. In the Route Target field, type a value.

      Note

      For Hub-and-Spoke service order, clear the Autopick Hub Route Target and Autopick Spoke Route Target check boxes to activate the Hub Route Target and Spoke Route Target fields, respectively.

      When you manually type a route target, Junos Space accepts either of the following two formats:

      • prefix-number:assigned-number

        Where prefix-number can be any numeric value from 1 through 65,535. The assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 2,147,483,647.

      • IPV4-address:assigned-number

        Where IPV4-address can be any valid IPv4 address, and assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 65,535.

    Note

    You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

  7. Specify whether the Autopick VLAN ID can be selected automatically or manually.
    • To assign the Route distinguisher automatically, select the Autopick Route Distinguisher check box.

    • To assign the Route distinguisher manually, clear the Autopick Route Distinguisher check box.

      The page expands to include the Route distinguisher field. In the Route distinguisher field, type a value.

      When you manually type route distinguishers, Junos Space accepts either of the following two formats:

      • prefix-number: assigned-number

        Where prefix-number can be any numeric value from 1 through 65,535. The assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 2,147,483,647.

      • IPV4-address: assigned-number

        Where IPV4-address can be any valid IPv4 address, and assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 65,535.

    Note

    You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

  8. To configure a separate label for each VRF to provide double lookup and egress filtering, select the VRF Table label check box.Note

    You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    The Export Direct Routes check box is not editable in the service order.

  9. Specify whether a service provider can create static routes on the service.
    • To allow the service provisioner to create static routes on the service, select the Static Route check box.

    • To prevent the service provisioner from creating static routes on the service, clear the Static Route check box.

  10. If BGP routing protocol is specified in the service definition, specify whether the service provider can override the AS number.
    • To allow the service provisioner to override the AS number, select the AS override check box.

    • To prevent the service provisioner from overriding the AS number, clear the AS override check box.

    If OSPF routing protocol is specified in the service definition, in the OSPF domain ID field, specify any valid IPv4 address.

  11. Click Next.

    The Select Endpoint PE Devices page appears.

Selecting N-PE Devices

In this topic you select the N-PE devices that you want to host the service endpoints. The selection is made from the Select Endpoint PE Devices page.

Note

The Select Endpoint PE Devices page shows only assigned N-PE devices that have an AS number configured. If you do not see the device you are looking for, use the CLI on the device to check for and assign an AS number.

N-PE devices that have L2VPN only do not appear.

To select endpoint N-PE devices:

  1. In the Select Endpoint PE devices page, select the devices that you want to participate in the service. You can select more than one device.
  2. Click Next.

    The Endpoint Settings page appears.

Setting Attributes for UNI Endpoints

If a service template is attached to the service definition, there is a link to that template at the bottom of the Endpoint Settings section of the page. For instructions on working with service templates in service orders, see Creating a Service Order Based on a Service Definition with a Template.

You set attributes for each endpoint in the service from the Endpoint Settings page.

The interface shown in the UNI Interface field is automatically selected by the Network Activate software, which chooses the UNI that has the highest available capacity among interfaces that are in the Up state. To calculate the available capacity of the interface, the system subtracts the bandwidth reserved for each service deployed on that interface from the total capacity of the interface.

For each endpoint, the Endpoint Settings page shows the value for each UNI attribute.



If you have selected the Enable MC- LAG check box in the General Settings section, the Stitching point check box is available for each endpoint. If you select this check box, all the parameters of that endpoint are disabled.

To configure or change the endpoint settings:

  1. Make sure the Stitching point check box is not selected.
  2. To add the loopback interface for a Layer 3 VPN service, select the Set loopback check box.Note

    If you provision a loopback interface for an L3VPN service, an operator is able to identify a VRF routing instance. Thereafter, an operator can manually ping a remote CE router from a local PE router.

  3. Select a value for Ethernet option:
    • Port

    • Dot1Q

      Specifying the Dot1Q Ethernet option enables you to apply a Unit ID, a single VLAN ID, a VLAN Range, or a VLAN list to the service order.

    • QinQ

      Specifying the QinQ Ethernet option enables you to apply a single VLAN, a VLAN Range, or a VLAN list to the service order. For an L3VPN service deployed on a dual tagged interface, the inner tag determines the VPN routing and forwarding instance(VRF).

    • Flexible UNI

      Specifying the Flexible UNI Ethernet option enables you to apply different values for the Unit ID and vlan-tags.

      Note

      Prior to release 13.1P6.1, Network Activate set the unit and vlan-id parameters to the same value.

      To create a service order that specifies the Flexible UNI Ethernet option, you must complete two preliminary tasks. First you must create a service template in which you specify both outer and inner vlan tags. Then you must create a service definition that associates the service template with the service definition.

      See Creating a Service Template

      When you create a service order based on a service definition with which a service template is associated, the Add Endpoints page includes a link labeled Flexible Service Attributes. If you click the link, the you can specify Outer and Inner vlan-tags in the Flexible Service Attributes page.



  4. To select a different UNI on a device, click the UNI name you want to change and choose another interface from the list.Note

    If you have selected the Enable MC-LAG check box in the General Settings page, the UNI interface field displays integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interfaces along with the other interfaces.

  5. In the UNI interface, if you select the integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interface the MC LAG Interface field is displayed. Select an interface for MC LAG.
  6. In the UNI Description, provide a description for the selected UNI interface.

    The Description field is displayed in Modify Service Order, View Service Order Details, Modify Service, and View Service pages. You can edit this field while modifying a Layer 3 VPN service order or service.

    Range: 0 through 128 characters

  7. Specifying the Logical IF Settings:Note

    The fields specified in the Logical IF Settings section are based on the Ethernet option type. The Logical IF Settings section is not available if you have selected the Ethernet option as Port.

    • If you have selected the Ethernet option as Dot1Q, or, QinQ, or Flexible UNI, specify whether the Autopick UNIT ID can be selected automatically or manually.

      • To assign the UNIT ID automatically, select the Autopick UNIT ID check box.

      • To assign the UNIT ID manually, clear the Autopick UNIT ID check box.

        The page expands to include the UNIT ID field. In the UNIT ID field, type a value.

        Range: 1 through 1073741823

        Note

        The unit ID value that you have specified in the Enter Order Information page is displayed in the UNIT ID field.

    • If you have selected the Ethernet option as Dot1Q, or, QinQ, or Flexible UNI, specify whether the Autopick VLAN ID can be selected automatically or manually.

      • To assign the VLAN ID automatically, select the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

      • To assign the VLAN ID manually, clear the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

        The page expands to include the VLAN ID field. In the VLAN ID field, type a value.

        Note

        The unit ID value that you have specified in the Enter Order Information page is displayed in the UNIT ID field.

    • If you have selected the Ethernet option as QinQ, select the Customer VLAN Type.

      If the Customer VLAN type is Transport all traffic, select Outer Tag Protocol ID.

      If the Customer VLAN type is Transport single vlan, select Customer VLAN, Inner Tag Protocol ID, and Outer Tag Protocol ID.

      Note

      You can optionally specify Inner Tag Protocol ID and Outer Tag Protocol ID.

  8. Clear or select the Autopick interface IP check box.
    • To specify the Interface IP address, clear the Autopick interface IP check box.

    • To specify the IP address pool and IP block size, select the Autopick interface IP check box.

      If you have selected the Enable MC- LAG check box in the General Settings page, the maximum and minimum values for IP block size are 29 and 28 respectively.

      Note

      You cannot edit the Autopick interface IP check box if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

  9. Clear the Autopick VLAN ID check box to specify VLAN ID.
  10. Select Routing protocol type.
    • If Routing protocol type is BGP, specify the following information:

      • Neighbor IP address

        Note

        You need to clear the Autopick neighbor IP check box to specify Neighbor IP address.

      • Peer AS

    • If Routing protocol type is OSPF, specify the following information:

      • OSPF area ID—Specify any valid IPv4 address.

        Note

        The IPv4 address that you use must be valid addresses. Refer to http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space for the list of restricted IPv4 addresses.

      • OSPF version—Select the OSPF version from the list.

  11. If you have attached a service template to the service definition, the Flexible Service Attributes link appears. Click the link to modify the service template attributes. For more information about configuring flexible service attributes, see Configuring Flexible Service Attributes to Modify Service Template Attributes.
  12. If you have selected the Enable QoS check box in the service definition, specify the following fields:
    • CIR

    • PIR

    • MTU(Bytes)

    • QoS Profile

    If you have cleared the Enable QoS check box in the service definition, specify the following fields:

    • Bandwidth

    • Default MTU

    For more information about these fields, see Creating a Full Mesh Layer 3 VPN Service Definition.

  13. When you have finished configuring the endpoint settings, click Create.

    The Deployment Options page appears.

Adding, Deleting, and Modifying Endpoints

You can add or delete UNI interfaces on the PE devices that participate in a service:

To add a UNI interface on a selected device:

  1. Select the Add UNI Interface icon in the Actions column, and then select the interface you want from the UNI interface list.

  2. If the interface you selected in the previous step is already configured (duplicate), either type a different value in the VLAN ID field manually or select the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

To delete a UNI interface from a selected device:

  • In the Actions column, click the Delete UNI Interface icon in the Actions column.

    If the deleted UNI is the only UNI selected from the device, then the device is deleted from the service configuration.

You can set or modify attributes for a UNI endpoint.

To modify a UNI interface for a selected device:

  1. Select the row for the UNI endpoint that you want to modify.

    UNI Settings appears on the right side of the page.

  2. Modify the UNI Settings fields in the right pane.

  3. Either apply the attributes you already specified or modify the attributes for other UNI endpoints:

    • To apply the attributes to the UNI interface, select Save.

    • To save your changes and modify attributes for other UNI endpoints on the service, select Add More.

  4. When you have finished modifying the endpoint settings, click Create.

    The Deployment Options page appears.

The service order that you have created is graphically represented in the topology. To view the service order that you have created in the topology, select Platform > Network Monitoring > Topology > Service > NA service order name.

For more information on topology, see the Junos Space Network Topology Overview.

Deploying the New Service

To deploy the service:

  1. From the Deployment Options page, perform one of these actions:
    • To save the request without deploying the service, select Save only and then click OK.

      See Deploying a Service Order for information about how to deploy a saved service at a later time.

    • To deploy the service immediately, select Deploy now and then click OK.

    • To deploy the service later, select Schedule deployment, select a date and time, and then click OK.

      The time field specifies the time kept by the server, but in the time zone of the client.

    • To validate the service, click Validate.

    The Job ID dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Job ID link to monitor the status of the service deployment.

    The Deployment Service job appears on the Platform > Jobs > Job Management inventory page.

  3. To view the Deploy Service Order username, user IP address, task, timestamp, description, and job ID, select Platform > Audit Logs > Audit Log inventory page to view the Deploy Service Order username, user IP address, task, timestamp, description, and job ID.

The service order is now complete.

The Manage Service Orders inventory view shows the service order you just added. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details about the Jobs workspace.