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Creating a Multipoint-to-Multipoint VPLS Service Definition

 

This procedure provides the steps to create a definition for a multipoint-to-multipoint VPLS service.

The standard service definitions that came with your initial software installation are designed to be appropriate for most requirements. You can also create a customized service definition—for example, to set different bandwidth limits on the service than those offered in the standard service definitions.

When the new service definition is complete and published, network operators or service provisioners can use the completed service definition as a base for creating and then activating multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet services on the network.

The pages appear in the order stated. You can, however, perform these steps in any order by accessing them through the task list in the right panel. If the panel is not visible, click the snap tool on the right side of the main display area.

To create a multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet service definition, complete these tasks, in the order shown. As you finish a section and click Next, the attributes from the current page are saved and the next page in the sequence appears.

Specifying General Information for Multipoint-to-Multipoint VPLS Service Definitions

To specify the general information for a multipoint-to-multipoint service definition, in the Network Activate task pane, select Service Design > Manage Service Definitions > Create VPLS Service Definition

The General page appears.

To specify the general information for a multipoint-to-multipoint service definition:

  1. Fill in the fields on the General page.

    Field

    Action

    Name

    Type a name for the service definition.

    Service type

    Select Multipoint-to-Multipoint Ethernet (VPLS)

    Signaling

    Select a signaling type:

    • BGP— If BGP signaling is selected, the following fields are available in the Connectivity page:

      • Route target

      • Route distinguisher

      • VLAN normalization

      • Allow Multihoming

      • Mac Security Settings

    • LDP—If LDP signaling is selected, the following fields are available in the Connectivity page:

      • Auto Discovery

      • Route target, if Auto Discovery is enabled

      • Route distinguisher, if Auto Discovery is enabled

      • VPLS ID, if Auto Discovery is disabled

      • VPN ID, if Auto Discovery is enabled

      • VLAN normalization

      • Mac Security Settings

    Note: You cannot edit the Signaling type in the service order.

    Comments (Optional)

    Type a brief description or other comment that you want to appear in the Service Definition table.

    Range: 0 through 200 characters. Space and special characters are allowed.

    Enable QoS

    When you enable QoS in the service definition, you must 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.

    Enable L3 Access

    Select this check box to create the link into Layer 3. If this check box is selected, the available Ethernet option in the UNI Settings page are:

    • dot1q

    • qinq

    Enable Static PW Labels

    Select this check box to enable a pseudowire connection by configuring static values.

    Note: The Enable Static PW Labels check box is enabled only when the signaling type is LDP.

    Service Template

    (Optional) To include a service template for the service, select a service template from the Service Template list.

    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: You cannot 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 page, 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.

  2. Click Next to save the information and continue with UNI Settings.

Specifying UNI Settings for Multipoint-to-Multipoint VPLS Service Definitions

In this step, you provide the UNI attributes for this service definition. The attributes you set depend on the type of interface you are using in this VPLS service definition. The following interface types are supported:

  • ports

  • 802.1Q interfaces

  • Q-in-Q interfaces

  • asymmetric interface

UNI Settings for Port-to-Port Interfaces in VPLS Services

The UNI Settings page provides four expanding or collapsing panels: Traffic Treatment, Interface Settings, MTU Settings, and Bandwidth Settings.



To specify the UNI Settings for Port-to-Port interfaces:

  1. Fill in the fields on the UNI Settings page.

    Field

    Action

    Traffic Treatment Settings

    Ethernet option

    Select port-port from the list.

    The Ethernet option you choose determines the other options you can select and specify on the page.

    Customer traffic type

    Select N/A. For port-to-port services, all traffic is always transported.

    VLAN ID selection

    In port-to-port services, all traffic and all VLANs on one port are transported to all other ports.

    Editable in Service Order

    To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select the check box.

    Interface Settings

    Physical IF encapsulation

    Select ethernet-vpls, the only valid physical interface encapsulation method allowed for port-to-port services.

    Logical IF encapsulation

    You can not select a choice in this field because it is not relevant to port-to-port services.

    MTU Settings

    Default MTU (Bytes)

    The default MTU value is 1522 bytes.

    MTU Range (Bytes)

    Specify the low and high values to define the MTU range that you want to define.

    The default range is 1522 through 9192 bytes.

    Calculation of Burst-Size

    Calculate Burst Size

    Select the preferred option for calculating the burst size:

    • MTU Based

      If you select the option MTU Based, you can specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902.

      The default value for MTU Factor is 1.

    • Line Rate Based

      If you select the option Line Rate Based, you can specify a value for Burst Period in the range 1 through 7450 milliseconds.

      The default value for Burst Period is 1.

    Note: The Calculate Burst Size list is enabled only when you select the Enable rate limiting checkbox.

    The following illustration shows the Calculate Burst-Size panel parameters if you select the Line Rate Based option.

    Bandwidth Settings

    Enable rate limiting

    To enable a service provisioner to limit the available bandwidth, select this check box, and type a default bandwidth limit.

    Note: Bandwidth settings are not available in the service definition when QoS Design software is installed.

    Default bandwidth (Mbps)

    Specify the default bandwidth value in Mbps.

    Default: 10 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Min Bandwidth (Kbps)

    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. For more information on maximum bandwidth see Table 1

    Default: 100 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Increment (Kbps)

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

    Default: 1000 Kbps

    Range: 64 Kbps through 100,000 Kbps

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

    Table 1: 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

  2. Click Next to continue with Connectivity settings.

UNI Settings for 802.1Q Interfaces in VPLS Services

To specify the UNI Settings for 802.1Q interfaces:

  1. Fill in the fields on the UNI Settings page.

    Field

    Action

    Traffic Treatment Settings

    Ethernet option

    Select dot1q from the list.

    The Ethernet option you choose determines the other options you can select and specify on the page.

    Customer traffic type

    Single VLAN is the only option for 802.1Q interface types.

    Select Transport single vlan to transport the traffic for a specific VLAN across the network. When you select this option, the service provisioner is prompted for the VLAN-ID when creating a service order based on this service definition. You need to specify the Outer Tag protocol ID.

    Select Transport VLAN range to limit the traffic across the network to a specific range of VLANs.

    If you select this option, the service provisioner is prompted for the VLAN-ID range when creating a service order based on this service definition.

    Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    VLAN ID selection

    Indicate how the VLAN ID is determined.

    • Select manually Allows the service provider to specify the VLAN ID. This option is normally used when no VLAN normalization is applied. Specify the VLAN ID range in VLAN range for manual input.

      Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    • Auto pick This option is normally used when VLAN normalization is applied. Specify the VLAN ID pool in VLAN range for auto-pick.

      Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    VLAN range for auto-pick

    Specify the VLAN ID pool.

    Range: 1 through 4094

    VLAN range for manual input

    Specify the VLAN ID range.

    Range: 1 through 4094

    Outer Tag protocol ID

    Select the outer tag protocol ID if the Customer traffic type is Transport single VLAN:

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x8100

    • 0x9100

    Note: For an interface, you must configure a physical port with the possible Tag Protocol Identifiers (TPID) either manually or through a template. Otherwise, the service creation fails for all TPIDs except 0x8100. To configure the TPIDs manually, use the following commands:

    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x9100
    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x88a8
    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x8100

    Editable in Service Order

    To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select the check box for those options.

    Interface Settings

    Physical IF encapsulation

    Select the default physical encapsulation scheme to be used by service orders based on this service definition. We recommend you select flexible-ethernet-services.

    Logical IF encapsulation

    Constrained by your selection in the Physical IF encapsulation box. If you selected the recommended physical encapsulation mode of flexible-ethernet-services, then your only option is to select vlan-vpls for the logical encapsulation method.

    MTU Settings

    In the MTU range fields, type the lowest and highest values for MTU for each UNI.

    Note: To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select Editable in Service Order and, in the MTU range fields, type the highest and lowest MTU values.

    Calculation of Burst-Size

    Calculate Burst Size

    Select the preferred option for calculating the burst size:

    • MTU Based

      If you select the option MTU Based, you can specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902.

      The default value for MTU Factor is 1.

    • Line Rate Based

      If you select the option Line Rate Based, you can specify a value for Burst Period in the range 1 through 7450 milliseconds.

      The default value for Burst Period is 1.

    Note: The Calculate Burst Size list is enabled only when you select the Enable rate limiting checkbox.

    The following illustration shows the Calculate Burst-Size panel parameters if you select the Line Rate Based option.

    Bandwidth Settings

    Enable rate limiting

    To enable a service provisioner to limit the available bandwidth, select this check box, and type a default bandwidth limit.

    Note: Bandwidth settings are not available in the service definition when QoS Design software is installed.

    Default bandwidth (Mbps)

    Specify the default bandwidth value in Mbps.

    Default: 10 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Min Bandwidth (Kbps)

    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. For more information on maximum bandwidth see Table 1

    Default: 100 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps/100Gbps

    Increment (Kbps)

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

    Default: 1000 Kbps

    Range: 64 Kbps through 100,000 Kbps

  2. Click Next to continue with connectivity settings.

UNI Settings for Q-in-Q Interfaces in VPLS Services

To specify the UNI Settings for q-in-q interfaces:

  1. Fill in the fields on the UNI Settings page.

    Field

    Action

    Traffic Treatment Settings

    Ethernet option

    Select qinq from the list.

    The page expands to include options specific to Q-in-Q interfaces

    Customer traffic type

    Transport all traffic Transports the traffic from all VLANs across the network. When you select this option, the service provisioner is prompted for the VLAN-ID when creating a service order based on this service definition. You need to specify only the Outer Tag protocol ID.

    Transport single vlan Transports traffic for a specific VLAN across the network. You need to specify both Outer Tag protocol ID and Inner Tag protocol ID.

    Transport VLAN range Limits the traffic across the network to a specific range of VLANs.

    If you select this option, the service provisioner is prompted for the VLAN-ID range when creating a service order based on this service definition. You need to specify both Outer Tag protocol ID and Inner Tag protocol ID.

    Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    VLAN ID selection

    Indicate how the VLAN ID is selected during service order creation.

    • Select manually Allows the service provider to specify the VLAN ID. This option is normally used when no VLAN normalization is applied.

      Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting. Specify the VLAN ID range in VLAN range for manual input.

    • Auto pick This option is normally used when VLAN normalization is applied. Specify the VLAN ID pool in VLAN range for auto-pick.

      Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    VLAN range for auto-pick:

    Specify the VLAN ID pool.

    Range: 1 through 4094

    VLAN range for manual input

    Specify the VLAN ID range.

    Range: 1 through 4094

    Outer Tag protocol ID

    Select the outer tag protocol ID if the Customer traffic type is Transport single VLAN:

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x8100

    • 0x9100

    Note: For an interface, you must configure a physical port with the possible Tag Protocol Identifiers (TPID) either manually or through a template. Otherwise, the service creation fails for all TPIDs except 0x8100. To configure the TPIDs manually, use the following commands:

    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x9100
    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x88a8
    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x8100

    Inner Tag protocol ID

    Select the inner tag protocol ID:

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x8100

    • 0x9100

    Note: You cannot specify the Inner Tag protocol ID if the Customer traffic type is Transport single VLAN.

    Editable in Service Order

    To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select the check box for those options.

    Interface Settings

    Physical IF encapsulation

    Select the default physical encapsulation scheme to be used by service orders based on this service definition. We recommend you select flexible-ethernet-services.

    Logical IF encapsulation

    Constrained by your selection in the Physical IF encapsulation box. If you selected the recommended physical encapsulation mode of flexible-ethernet-services, then your only option is to select vlan-vpls for the logical encapsulation method.

    MTU Settings

    In the MTU range fields, type the lowest and highest values for MTU for each UNI

    Note: To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select Editable in Service Order and, in the MTU range fields, type the highest and lowest MTU values that the service provisioner can type.

    Calculation of Burst-Size

    Calculate Burst Size

    Select the preferred option for calculating the burst size:

    • MTU Based

      If you select the option MTU Based, you can specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902.

      The default value for MTU Factor is 1.

    • Line Rate Based

      If you select the option Line Rate Based, you can specify a value for Burst Period in the range 1 through 7450 milliseconds.

      The default value for Burst Period is 1.

    Note: The Calculate Burst Size list is enabled only when you select the Enable rate limiting checkbox.

    The following illustration shows the Calculate Burst-Size panel parameters if you select the Line Rate Based option.

    Bandwidth Settings

    Enable rate limiting

    To enable a service provisioner to limit the available bandwidth, select this check box, and type a default bandwidth limit.

    Note: Bandwidth settings are not available in the service definition when QoS Design software is installed.

    Default bandwidth (Mbps)

    Specify the default bandwidth value in Mbps.

    Default: 10 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Min Bandwidth (Kbps)

    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. For more information on maximum bandwidth see Table 1

    Default: 100 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Increment (Kbps)

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

    Default: 1000 Kbps

    Range: 64 Kbps through 100000 Kbps

  2. Click Next to continue with Connectivity settings.

UNI Settings for Services with Flexible VLAN Tagging (Asymmetric Interface Types)

You can specify the Ethernet option asymmetric tag depth to create a service that includes any combination of port-based interfaces, 802.1Q interfaces, and Q-in-Q interfaces.

To specify the UNI Settings for q-in-q interfaces:

  1. Fill in the fields on the UNI Settings page.

    Field

    Action

    Traffic Treatment Settings

    Ethernet option

    Select asymmetric tag depth from the list.

    Customer traffic type

    Transport all traffic Transports the traffic from all VLANs across the network. When you select this option, the service provisioner is prompted for the VLAN-ID when creating a service order based on this service definition. You need to specify only the Outer Tag protocol ID and Inner Tag protocol ID.

    Transport single vlan Transports traffic for a specific VLAN across the network. You need to specify both Outer Tag protocol ID and Inner Tag protocol ID.

    Transport VLAN range Limits the traffic across the network to a specific range of VLANs. You need to specify both Outer Tag protocol ID and Inner Tag protocol ID.

    If you select this option, the service provisioner is prompted for the VLAN-ID range when creating a service order based on this service definition.

    Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    VLAN ID selection

    Indicate how the VLAN ID is selected during service order creation.

    • Select manually Allows the service provider to specify the VLAN ID. This option is normally used when no VLAN normalization is applied. Specify the VLAN ID range in VLAN range for manual input.

      Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting.

    • Auto pick This option is normally used when VLAN normalization is applied. Specify the VLAN ID pool in VLAN range for auto-pick.

      Note: Make sure to check Editable in Service Order if you want the service provisioner to be able to override this setting. Specify the VLAN ID pool in VLAN range for auto-pick.

    VLAN range for auto-pick:

    Specify the VLAN ID pool.

    Range: 1 through 4094

    VLAN range for manual input

    Specify the VLAN ID range.

    Range: 1 through 4094

    Outer Tag protocol ID

    Select the outer tag protocol ID if the Customer traffic type is Transport single VLAN:

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x8100

    • 0x9100

    Note: For an interface, you must configure a physical port with the possible Tag Protocol Identifiers (TPID) either manually or through a template. Otherwise, the service creation fails for all TPIDs except 0x8100. To configure the TPIDs manually, use the following commands:

    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x9100
    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x88a8
    set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options ethernet-switch-profile tag-protocol-id 0x8100

    Inner Tag protocol ID

    Select the inner tag protocol ID:

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x8100

    • 0x9100

    Note: You cannot specify the Inner Tag protocol ID if the Customer traffic type is Transport all traffic.

    Editable in Service Order

    To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select the check box for those options.

    Interface Settings

    Physical IF encapsulation

    Select the default physical encapsulation scheme to be used by service orders based on this service definition. We recommend you select flexible-ethernet-services.

    For multipoint-to-multipoint services with Q-in-Q interfaces, the only option is flexible-ethernet-services

    Logical IF encapsulation

    Constrained by your selection in the Physical IF encapsulation box. If you selected the recommended physical encapsulation mode of flexible-ethernet-services, then your only option is to select vlan-vpls for the logical encapsulation method.

    MTU Settings

    In the MTU range fields, type the lowest and highest values for MTU that the service provisioner can type, for each UNI

    Note: To allow the service provisioner to override the MTU setting, select Editable in Service Order and, in the MTU range fields, type the highest and lowest MTU values that the service provisioner can type.

    Calculation of Burst-Size

    Calculate Burst Size

    Select the preferred option for calculating the burst size:

    • MTU Based

      If you select the option MTU Based, you can specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902.

      The default value for MTU Factor is 1.

    • Line Rate Based

      If you select the option Line Rate Based, you can specify a value for Burst Period in the range 1 through 7450 milliseconds.

      The default value for Burst Period is 1.

    Note: The Calculate Burst Size list is enabled only when you select the Enable rate limiting checkbox.

    The following illustration shows the Calculate Burst-Size panel parameters if you select the Line Rate Based option.

    Bandwidth Settings

    Enable rate limiting

    To enable a service provisioner to limit the available bandwidth, select this check box, and type a default bandwidth limit.

    Note: Bandwidth settings are not available in the service definition when QoS Design software is installed.

    Default bandwidth (Mbps)

    Specify the default bandwidth value in Mbps.

    Default: 10 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Min Bandwidth (Kbps)

    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. For more information on maximum bandwidth see Table 1

    Default: 100 Mbps

    Range: 1 Mbps through 100,000 Mbps

    Increment (Kbps)

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

    Default: 1000 Kbps

    Range: 64 Kbps through 100,000 Kbps

  2. Click Next to continue with Connectivity settings.

Specifying Connectivity and MAC Security Information

In this step, you specify the attributes that define the connectivity among remote sites across the service provider network and the service security. The following is a sample Connectivity page.

To specify connectivity between sites across the network:

  1. Fill in the fields in the Connectivity page.

    Field

    Action

    Route target

    Choose one of the following options from the list:

    • Auto pick

    • Select manually

    Route distinguisher

    Select a route distinguisher option:

    • Select manually—The service provider specifies the route distinguisher.

    • Auto pick—The route distinguisher is selected automatically.

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

    VLAN normalization

    Select a value:

    • Normalize to VLAN all—To preserve customer VLAN IDs (and customer QoS priorities) across the network.

      Note: For services that transport a range of VLAN IDs, you must set VLAN Normalization to all. You cannot transport a range of VLAN IDs without normalization.

    • Normalized VLAN none—To preserve no VLAN IDs across the network

    • Not normalized—If VLAN IDs are to be provided manually and are required to match each endpoint.

    • Normalized to Dot1q—To transport only single-tagged frames across the network core. All port, dot1q , and Q-in-Q traffic is transported across the network.

    • Normalized to QinQ—To transport only double-tagged frames across the network core. All port, dot1q , and Q-in-Q traffic is transported across the network.

    • Normalization not required—To specify no normalization for port-to-port services

    For more information about VLAN normalization, see Junos Space Layer 2 Services Overview.

    For information about VLAN manipulation, see Understanding VLAN Manipulation (Normalization and VLAN Mapping) on Ethernet Services.

    Allow Multihoming

    This check box is available only if the signaling type is BGP.To enable a service provisioner to define primary and backup PE devices in a multihomed group that serves as a single customer site, select Allow Multihoming.

    Auto Discovery

    The Auto Discovery check box is available only if the signaling type is LDP.

    Note: If the Enable Static PW Labels check box in the General page is selected for LDP signaling, then the Auto Discovery check box is disabled in the Connectivity Settings page.

    The Auto Discovery check box is not available when the signaling type is BGP.

    If you select the Auto Discovery check box, the following fields are available:

    • Route target

    • Route distinguisher

    • VPN ID

    If you disable the Auto Discovery check box, specify the VPLS ID.

    VPLS ID

    This field is available only if the signaling type is LDP and auto discovery is disabled.

    Identifies the virtual circuit identifier used for the VPLS routing instance.

    • Autopick

    • Select manually

    VPN ID

    This field is available only if the signaling type is LDP and auto discovery is enabled.

    Identifies the VPN ID associated with the router.

    • Autopick

    • Select manually

    MAC learning

    To enable MAC learning, select the check box.

    Interface MAC limit

    Maximum number of MAC addresses learned from an interface.

    Range: 1 through 131071 MAC addresses per interface

    MAC statistics

    To enable MAC statistic, select the check box.

    MAC table size

    Modify the size of the MAC address table for the bridge domain.

    Range: 16 through 1048575

    To allow the service provisioner to override the MAC settings, select Editable in Service Order.

  2. Click Next to save the connectivity settings. Specifying Advanced Settings

Specifying Advanced Settings

In this step, you can specify the parameters that define advanced connectivity between sites across the service provider network. The following illustration shows the Advanced page.



To specify advanced settings:

  1. Fill in the fields as indicated in the table.

    Field

    Action

    Include

    Select the Include check box for each advanced setting that you want to include in the service definition.

    Note: If you select any advanced parameters for a service definition, you must also select the Include check box for the Disable tunnel services parameter, and select or clear the Disable tunnel services check box.

    For MX Series devices, if you deploy a VPLS service without selecting the Include check box for Disable tunnel services parameter, the VPLS service is down. As a work around, you can push the configuration to each PE device for the service by running the following command:

    root@test_device# set chassis fpc 0 pic 1 tunnel-services bandwidth 1g

    Disable tunnel services

    Enable or disable tunnel-services to specify that traffic for particular VPLS routing instances be forwarded to specific virtual tunnel (VT) interfaces.

    • To enable tunnel-services, clear the Disable tunnel-services check box.

    • To disable tunnel-services, select the Disable tunnel-services check box (default).

    Disable local-switching

    Enable or disable local switching. In local switching mode, you can terminate multiple Layer 2 circuit pseudowires at a single VPLS mesh group:

    • To enable local switching across the network, clear the Disable local-switching check box.

    • To disable local switching across the network, select the Disable local-switching check box (default).

    fast-reroute-priority

    In the fast-reroute-priority, specify the reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance:

    • HIGH—Set the fast reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance to high. During a fast reroute event, the router repairs next hops for high-priority VPLS routing instances first.

    • MEDIUM—Set the fast reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance to medium. During a fast reroute event, the router repairs next hops for medium-priority VPLS instances after high-priority VPLS routing instances but before low-priority VPLS routing instances.

    • LOW—Set the fast reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance to low, which is the default. During a fast reroute event, the router repairs next hops for low-priority VPLS routing instances last.

    Label block size

    Configure the label block size for VPLS labels by using one of the following values.

    • 2—Allocate the label blocks in increments of 2. Use this setting for a VPLS domain that has only two sites with no future expansion plans.

    • 4—Allocate the label blocks in increments of 4.

    • 8 —Allocate the label blocks in increments of 8. This is the default.

    • 16—Allocate the label blocks in increments of 16. A label block size of 16 enables you to minimize the number of routes in the VPLS domain. Use this setting only if the number of routes is the primary concern.

    Note: This field is unavailable if the Signaling type is LDP and the Auto discovery is enabled.

    Connectivity type

    Select a connection-type to specify when a VPLS connection is taken down, depending on whether the interface for the VPLS routing instance is customer-facing or integrated routing and bridging (IRB):

    • ce—Require that for the VPLS connection to be up, the customer-facing interface for the VPLS routing instance must also be up. If the customer-facing interface fails, the VPLS connection is taken down. This is the default.

    • irb—Allow a VPLS connection to remain up so long as an IRB interface is configured for the VPLS routing instance.

    Note: This field is unavailable if the Signaling type is LDP and the Auto discovery is enabled.

    Editable in Service Order

    By default, each advanced setting that you include in the service definition can be edited in the service order. To prevent the service provisioner from overriding an advanced setting in the service order, clear the Editable in Service Order check box.

  2. Click Finish to save the advanced settings.

    The service definition is complete.