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About the Interconnecting Ports Page

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On SRX Series Services Gateways, the logical tunnel interface is used to interconnect logical systems. Use this page to interconnect logical system that serves as an internal virtual private LAN service (VPLS) switch connecting one logical system on the device to another.

Note This menu is available only for SRX4000 line of devices and SRX5000 line of devices.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

Field Descriptions

Table 122 describes the fields on the Interconnect ports page.

Table 122: Fields on the Interconnect Ports Page




Displays the interface name. Logical interfaces configured under this interface appear in a collapsible list under the physical interface.

Link Status

Displays the operational status of the link. Status can be either Up or Down.

IP Addresses

Displays the configured IP addresses. Multiple IP addresses configured on one logical interface are displayed in a collapsible list under the logical interface.


Displays the mode of encapsulation. Encapsulation is the process of taking data from one protocol and translating it into another protocol, so the data can continue across a network. It can from the following points:

  • Ethernet

  • Frame Relay

  • Ethernet VPLS

Ethernet and Frame Relay are used if logical tunnel interfaces connected between two logical systems. Ethernet VPLS will be used on logical tunnel interface which is connecting VPLS switch to logical system.

LSYS/Tenant/VPLS Switch

Displays the name of the logical system or the name of VPLS Switch.

Peer Interface

Displays the peer details.

Peer Encapsulation

Displays the peer encapsulation mode.

Peer LSYS/VPLS Switch

Displays the name of the peer logical system and VPLS Switch.


Displays the type for logical interface—Logical System, Tenant, or VPLS Switch.

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