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VPLS Resources for Junos devices



Article ID: KB25099 KB Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013Version: 2.0

VPLS Resources for Junos devices


Links to RFCs, Technical Documentation, White Papers, and Application Notes are included for quick reference.  

For VPLS troubleshooting on MX devices, refer to the following Resolution Guides:



RFC 4761: Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)Using BGP for Auto-Discovery and Signaling
RFC 4762: Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Signaling

Technical Documentation
Junos VPLS Configuration Guide:
Junos VPLS Feature Guide:

Whitepapers / Application Notes
Cross-Domain VPLS Deployment Strategies:
Summary: There are several methods for using BGP virtual private LAN service (VPLS) to scale VPLS in an existing LDP-VPLS network. These methods do not require any changes on LDP-VPLS provider edge (PE) routers, but rather enable VPLS to scale by using BGP VPLS and using LDP-BGP VPLS interworking. BGP VPLS can also be used to extend the reach of VPLS from a single LDP-VPLS metro domain to the intermetro WAN. This scheme allows service providers to offer regional or national VPLS in an economical, efficient, and scalable manner.
Configuring Inter-AS VPLS with MAC Processing at the ASBR:
Summary: This document provides a step-by-step procedure to configure interAS VPLS with MAC processing at the ASBR between BGP-signaled VPLS and LDP-signaled VPLS. This layer 2 service is described in RFC 4761 as multi-AS VPLS option E or method E. The protocols configured are EBGP, IBGP, OSPF, LDP, and PIM. The example includes steps to test the operation of MBGP Multicast VPN Extranets.
Next-Generation VPLS Using Point-to-Multipoint LSPs for Unicast and Multicast Forwarding:
Summary: This document provides a step-by-step procedure to configure and verify the operation of Next-generation VPLS. The protocols configured are MPLS, RSVP, BGP, and OSPF. The example includes steps to verify the VPLS data plane and forwarding plane.
Configuring BGP Autodiscovery for LDP VPLS:
Summary: This document Describes how to configure BGP autodiscovery for LDP VPLS and user-defined mesh groups for BGP autodiscovery for LDP VPLS as specified in Forwarding Equivalence Class 129.
Validating a BGP-Based VPLS Multihoming Configuration:
Summary: This document Provides an overview of VPLS, a configuration example, and steps to validate a multihomed VPLS connection using the CLI and SNMP.
Next-Generation VPLS for Multicast with Multihoming using BGP:
Summary: This document Explains the step-by-step procedures to configure and verify VPLS with BGP-based multihoming for multicast applications.
Configuring Hierarchical VPLS:
Summary: This document Provides detail configuration guidance for configuring hierarchical virtual private LAN service (H-VPLS).
Configuring VPLS Pseudowires with Dynamic Profiles:
Summary: Dynamic profiles for VPLS pseudowires can be helpful in a variety of VLAN configurations. This document explores some of these situations through examples.


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