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Hierarchy Level


Configure a VXLAN or MPLS encapsulation type.

encapsulation vxlan

The encapsulation vxlan statement is required for a VXLAN EVPN instance.


If you configure the encapsulation vxlan statement, then you must also configure the extended-vni-list statement.


The encapsulation vxlan statement is an exclusive command. You cannot configure the encapsulation vxlan statement with the extended-vlan-list statement, or other commands associated with MPLS EVPN instances.

encapsulation mpls

Use the encapsulation mpls statement with the interconnected-vlan-list statement as part of the interconnect configuration stanza for seamless stitching of EVPN-VXLAN data centers through EVPN-MPLS.

You configure both vxlan and mpls encapsulations as follows:

  • EVPN-VXLAN encapsulation going to the data center (DC) side

  • EVPN-MPLS encapsulation on the WAN Data Center Interconnect (DCI) side under the interconnect configuration hierarchy.


Configure the encapsulation mpls statement with the interconnected-vlan-list statement for DCI implementations.

This sample configuration defines which VLANs to interconnect from the EVPN-VXLAN domain to the EVPN-MPLS domain.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

The encapsulation vxlan statement was introduced in Junos OS Release 16.1.

The encapsulation mpls statement was added to the interconnect stanza in Junos OS Release 21.4R1.