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Option: Configuring APS for Layer 2 Circuits

 

To apply Automatic Protection Switching (APS) to a Layer 2 circuit, you must configure an APS working circuit and a protect circuit on PE router interfaces that support SONET options (such as SONET/SDH, ATM, and ATM2 IQ interfaces) and circuit cross-connect (CCC) encapsulation types. Then, you must configure the working circuit as the primary Layer 2 circuit interface and the protect circuit as the protected Layer 2 circuit interface. Note that APS only protects the PE-CE link and not the entire Layer 2 circuit.

To configure an APS working circuit, include the working-circuit statement at the [edit interfaces interface-name sonet-options aps] hierarchy level. To configure an APS protect circuit, include the protect-circuit statement at the [edit interfaces interface-name sonet-options aps] hierarchy level. To configure the primary Layer 2 circuit interface, include the interface statement at the [edit protocols l2circuit neighbor ip-address] hierarchy level. To configure the protected Layer 2 circuit interface, include the protect-interface statement at the [edit protocols l2circuit neighbor ip-address interface interface-name] hierarchy level.