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Add a Routing Instance

You are here: Network > Routing > Routing Instances.

To add a routing interface:

  1. Click + available on the upper-right corner of the Routing Instances page.

    The Create Routing Instance page appears.

  2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  3. Click OK to save the changes. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.

    If you click OK, a new routing instance is added with the provided configuration.

Table 1: Fields on the Add Routing Instance



General Settings


Enter a unique name for the routing instance that contains a corresponding IP unicast table; no special characters are allowed and the keyword default cannot be used.


Enter a description for the routing instance. We recommend that you enter a maximum of 255 characters.

Instance Type

Select the type of routing instance from the list:

  • Virtual Router—Used for non-VPN related applications.

  • VPLS—This instance is applicable only for root or super admin. This option will not be applicable for LSYS admin. Interfaces with Encapsulation Ethernet-VPLS will be listed when VPLS instance type is selected.


Select interfaces from the Available column and move it to the Selected column using the arrow.

  • Name—Displays the interface name.

  • Zone—Displays the zone name corresponding to the interface name.

    This is used to validate that all the interfaces of the selected zone(s) must belong to the same routing instance.