Help us improve your experience.

Let us know what you think.

Do you have time for a two-minute survey?


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. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Service Orders > Create VPLS Service Order.

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

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

    The Enter Order Information window appears.

General Settings




Enter a unique name for the VPLS multipoint service.

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

Note: The name you specify for a VPLS 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.

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 VPLS 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.

  1. Continue with the End Point Settings panel.

End Point Settings



Apply to all

Check this box if you want these settings applied to all end points for this VPLS service order.


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 VPLS 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.

  1. Click Next to display the device list where you will select the end point devices.
  2. Select the devices you will use for this Layer 3 access.
  3. The VPLS 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 Endpoint Settings panel.
  4. Select the IRB interface and click Create. You will be prompted to deploy the service with the standard Deploy Service. panel.

Verify the Service Order Results

After you have created the VPLS service order, return to the Manage Service screen.

  1. Select the service you just deployed and right-click to display the action menu.
  2. Select View Service Configuration Change to display the service configuration.