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    Configuring a VPLS Instance with BGP Signaling

    Like other Layer 2 VPNs, you must enable a VPLS instance to isolate VPLS traffic from other network traffic. An important element of a VPLS instance is the signaling protocol. You can configure BGP signaling, LDP signaling, or both BGP and LDP signaling in a VPLS instance.

    You must enable a VPLS instance to isolate VPLS traffic from other network traffic. To enable a VPLS instance, include the instance-type vpls statement at the [edit routing-instances instance-name] hierarchy level.

    Within the instance, you can define the maximum number of sites that can participate in this VPLS instance, a local site name, and a local site identifier. To configure the maximum number of sites, include the site-range statement at the [edit routing-instances instance-name protocols vpls] hierarchy level. The maximum number of sites is 65,535.

    Note: The site ID must be less than the site range. If you specify a site ID that is greater than the site range, your connections do not come up, even though the commit operation succeeds.

    To configure a site name, include the site statement at the [edit routing-instances instance-name protocols vpls] hierarchy level. To configure the site ID, include the site-identifier statement at the [edit routing-instances instance-name protocols vpls site name] hierarchy level.

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    routing-instances;instance-name {instance-type vpls; interface ge-0/1/0.0;route-distinguisher 10.245.14.218:1;vrf-target target:11111:1;protocols {vpls {site-range 10;site greenPE1 {site-identifier 1;}}}}

    To complete the configuration, you must configure the Layer 2 VPN family for BGP by including the signaling statement at the [edit protocols bgp family l2vpn] hierarchy level:

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    protocols {bgp {family l2vpn;signaling;}}}

    Modified: 2017-03-10