VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) - Alcatel-Lucent VPLS Configuration - www.ipcisco.com : www.ipcisco.com
You can Reach Our "CCNA Lab Courses with Packet Tracer" on Udemy.!!!
cisco-packet-tracer-ccna-adventure-1- cisco-packet-tracer-ccna-adventure-2-
Content Protection by DMCA.com

Configuring VPLS on Alcatel-Lucent

Service Routers



Before any Service configuration, our IGP configuration must be done and the network must be converged. We had talked about this preparations in the previous articles. In this article, we will focus on VPLS configuration. We assume that, our IGP configuration is done and the network converged without any problem.

Our example topology will be like below:

Alcatel-Lucent, VPLS Example Topology

VPLS Example Topology

Here, first of all, I would like to recall a point, configuring SDPs.Because this point can be complex in the first time. Before VPLS configuration our SDPs also must be configured. As an example you can check the below configuration, that must be done before VPLS configuration. In other words, our SDPs are ready to use.

SDP Configuration on PE Routers


PE1# configure service
PE1# config>service# sdp 20 mpls create
PE1# config>service>sdp$ far-end 2.2.2.2
PE1# config>service>sdp$ lsp “to_routerPE2”
PE1# config>service>sdp$ no shutdown
PE1# config>service>sdp# exit
PE1# config>service# sdp 30 mpls create
PE1# config>service>sdp$ far-end 3.3.3.3
PE1# config>service>sdp$ lsp “to_routerPE3”
PE1# config>service>sdp$ no shutdown
PE1# config>service>sdp$ exit

For bidirectional traffic, the remote side of this SDPs must be configured also. Remember, SDP is unidirectional. One more recall is, SDPs use remote system address as far-end.

PE2# configure service
PE2# config>service# sdp 10 mpls create
PE2# config>service>sdp$ far-end 1.1.1.1
PE2# config>service>sdp$ lsp “to_routerPE1”
PE2# config>service>sdp$ no shutdown
PE2# config>service>sdp$ exit
PE2# config>service# sdp 30 mpls create
PE2# config>service>sdp$ far-end 3.3.3.3
PE2# config>service>sdp$ lsp “to_routerPE3”
PE2# config>service>sdp$ no shutdown
PE2# config>service>sdp>exit

PE3# configure service
PE3# config>service# sdp 10 mpls create
PE3# config>service>sdp$ far-end 1.1.1.1
PE3# config>service>sdp$ lsp “to_routerPE1”
PE3# config>service>sdp$ no shutdown
PE3# config>service>sdp>exit
PE3# config>service# sdp 20 mpls create
PE3# config>service>sdp$ far-end 2.2.2.2
PE3# config>service>sdp$ lsp “to_routerPE2”
PE3# config>service>sdp$ no shutdown
PE3# config>service>sdp>exit


Let’s start to configure VPLS, according to the example topology.

Service Configuration Steps on PE Routers



1.Create Customer.

PE1# configure service 
PE1>config>service# customer 100 create
PE1>config>service>cust$ description “Our VPLS Customer 1”
PE1>config>service>cust# exit
PE1>config>service# customer 200 create
PE1>config>service>cust$ description “Our VPLS Customer 2”
PE1>config>service>cust# exit all

2.Create VPLS Service associated with Customer ID.

PE1# configure service vpls 110 customer 100 create
PE1>config>service>vpls$ description “VPLS Service of Customer 100”
PE1>config>service>vpls$ exit all
PE1# configure service vpls 120 customer 200 create
PE1>config>service>vpls$ description “VPLS Service of Customer 200”
PE1>config>service>vpls$ exit all

3.Bind SDPs to the VPLS Service.

Here we will bind our predefined SDPs to the services. For each service, we need to reach each customer site. So we will use the predefined two SDPs.

PE1# configure service vpls 110
PE1>config>service>vpls$ mesh-sdp 20 create
PE1>config>service>vpls>mesh-sdp$ exit
PE1>config>service>vpls# mesh-sdp 30 create
PE1>config>service>vpls>mesh-sdp$ exit all
PE1# configure service vpls 120
PE1>config>service>vpls$ mesh-sdp 20 create
PE1>config>service>vpls>mesh-sdp$ exit
PE1>config>service>vpls# mesh-sdp 30 create
PE1>config>service>vpls>mesh-sdp$ exit all

4.Bind SAPs to the VPLS Service.

In SAP configuration the value after the port will be VLAN ID. Here, one SAP will be configured for VLAN 20, the other will be configured for VLAN 30 VLAN.

PE1# configure service vpls 110
PE1>config>service>vpls$ sap 1/1/1:20 create
A>config>service>vpls>sap$ exit all
PE1# configure service vpls 120
PE1>config>service>vpls$ sap 1/1/2:30 create
A>config>service>vpls>sap$ exit all

The above 4 step configuration will be also done in PE2 and PE3.

5.Verification

show service id 110 sdp –> Service SDPs
show service id 110 base –> Service information
show router arp –> Router MAC Address Table
show service fdb-mac –> MAC addresses learned by Service.

After properly configuring three of these PE routers, it is time to configure CE routers.

Configuration on Customer Routers


CE1A# configure router
CE1A>config>router# interface "to_PE1"
CE1A>config>router>if$ adress 10.1.1.2/24
CE1A>config>router>if$ port 1/1/1:20
CE1A>config>router>if$ exit all
CE2A# configure router
CE2A>config>router# interface "to_PE1"
CE2A>config>router>if$ adress 10.2.1.2/24
CE2A>config>router>if$ port 1/1/1:30
CE2A>config>router>if$ exit all

In the other remote sites, Customer 1 and Customer 2 routers must be configured like above.

In this article, we configured VPLS on Alcatel-Lucent Service Routers. I hope this post will be helpful for you.

Other VPLS Articles…

VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – VPLS Overview
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – VPLS Topologies
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – VPLS MAC Learning
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – VPLS Labelling
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – Alcatel-Lucent(Nokia) VPLS Configuration
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – (h-VPLS)
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – VPLS versus h-VPLS
VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – Cisco VPLS Configuration

Alcatel-Lucent L2 VPN and L3 VPN Articles…

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)

Youn can join OUR Facebook Group with the below links!!!

You can Reach Our "CCNA Lab Courses with Packet Tracer" on Udemy.!!!
cisco-packet-tracer-ccna-adventure-1- cisco-packet-tracer-ccna-adventure-2-



About the Author
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.

4 comments for “VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) – Alcatel-Lucent VPLS Configuration”

1
Milan w Yani

very interesting thanks a lot.

May 27th, 2015 at 16:02
2

Greta one Gokhan. I remember I was configuring the same on ALU7450-ESS1/7 back in 2005. I still love the way ALU OS works; highly logical and easily understood.

January 20th, 2016 at 14:19
3
Very Useful Topic !!!

Thanks Gokhan!
Its very Useful for ALU engineers.

January 23rd, 2016 at 19:13
4
jbono

can u share how to create LSP service for one Customer .. Thanks :p

September 12th, 2017 at 06:03

Leave a Reply


Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.