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Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN
Service Types



In this article we will talk about Service types used in Alcatel-Lucent Service Routers.

Why Alcatel-Lucent use “Service Router” term for their service routers? This is because, different services to customers are given on these routers.

Services that are given with Service Routers can be divided to two group. One is providing “internet connection” to customer. The other group provide L2/L3 VPN services to customers.

The internet connection is provided with “IES(Internet Enhanced Service)” throught service routers. The VPN connection is provided under three service. These services are VPWS (Virtual Private Wire Service), VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) and VPRN (Virtual Private Routed Network). VPWS and VPLS are L2 VPN service. VPRN is Layer 3 VPN service.

To sum up the services given under Alcatle-Lucent service routers, let’s check these services orderly.

IES (Internet Enhanced Service)



It is the layer 3 direct internet access service to the customer that an IP interface is assigned to the customer for internet connectivity. The logical view of IES is below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Logical View of IES

Logical View of IES


Customer do not see these services, they think that they has a internet connection only. The customer view of IES is also below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Customer View of IES

Customer View of IES

VPWS (Virtual Private Wire Service)



It is a layer 2 point-to-point service. VPWS has also some sub types like Epipe, Apipe, Fpipe, Cpipe and Ipipe.The logical viev of VPWS is below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Logical View of VPWS

Logical View of VPWS

You can also see this network from customers perspective. From the view of customer, VPWS is like below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Customer View of VPWS

Customer View of VPWS

Related Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN POSTS...
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services - Part 1 (Service Terms and  Service Creation Steps)
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services - Part 2 (Service Types)
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services - Part 3 (Network Preparation)
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services - Part 4 (Tunnel Structure)

VPWS - Part 1 VPWS - Part 2 (Epipe Configuration) VPWS - Part 3 (Fpipe, Apipe and Cpipe Configuration)

VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service)



It is a layer 2 multipoint-to-multipoint service. From customer perspective VPLS is like connecting sites to the different ports of a switch. The logical view of VPLS is below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Logical View of VPLS

Logical View of VPLS

You can check the customer view of VPLS below.

Alcatel-Lucent, Customer View of VPLS

Customer View of VPLS


VPRN (Virtual Private Routed Network)



It is a layer 3 multipoint-to-multipoint service. From customer perspective VPRN is like connecting sites to the different ports of a router.The logical view of VPRN is below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Logical View of VPRN

Logical View of VPRN

You can see the customer view of VPRN below:

Alcatel-Lucent, Customer View of VPRN

Customer View of VPRN


This article is only, a basic look up to Alcatel-Lucent service types. In the following articles, we will deeply explore the services. Keep on ipcisco.com;)

Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services – Part 1 (Service Terms and Service Creation Steps)
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services – Part 2 (Service Types)
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services – Part 3 (Network Preparation)
Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services – Part 4 (Tunnel Structure)

VPWS – Part 1
VPWS – Part 2 (Epipe Configuration)
VPWS – Part 3 (Fpipe, Apipe and Cpipe Configuration)

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Gokhan Kosem is a telecommunation and network engineer. His ambition to IP networks and end-to-end system installation made him to prepare this web-site. By sharing his experiences about various networking protocols beside different system installation experiences and Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent devices configurations, he is aimed to be helpful for his collegues in all over the world. He is currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

8 comments for “Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Services – Part 2 (Service Types)”

1
nyahwema shepherd

simply and straight foward

February 12th, 2013 at 14:18
2
nyahwema shepherd

simple and straight forward. I would like to see the article which explore the services deeply.

February 12th, 2013 at 14:24
3
JP

Thank you for the article Gokhan! I need to learn more about IES. I will follow your website for more information.

March 3rd, 2013 at 16:47
4
feruz

hi, can you provide sample of configuration for these service?

August 18th, 2013 at 08:13
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Luis Lopez Zeledon

Thanks for the explanation very clear and usefull

June 11th, 2015 at 18:36
6
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You really doing good job,
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September 30th, 2015 at 04:13
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November 15th, 2015 at 20:06
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wixi will

Great job bro!!!
thank you so much….

December 8th, 2015 at 14:11

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