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tunnel-services (Routing Instances VPLS)


Hierarchy Level


Specify that traffic for particular VPLS routing instances be forwarded to specific virtual tunnel (VT) interfaces, allowing you to load-balance VPLS traffic among all the available VT interfaces on the router.


In the VPLS documentation, the word router in terms such as PE router is used to refer to any device that provides routing functions.


devices device-names—Specify the VT interfaces acceptable for use by the VPLS routing instance. If you do not configure this option, all VT interfaces available to the router can be used for de-encapsulating traffic for this instance.

primary primary-device-name—Specify the primary VT interface to be used by the VPLS routing instance. The VT interface specified is used to de-encapsulate all VPLS traffic from the MPLS core network for this routing instance. If the VT interface specified is unavailable, then one of the other acceptable VT interfaces is used for handling the VPLS traffic. If you do not configure this option, any acceptable VT interface can be used to de-encapsulate VPLS traffic from the core.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

routing-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.