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Epipe Configuration

In the previous part we have talked about the VPWS service of Alcatel-Lucent. In this article we will focus on the configuration of the VPWS Service on Alcatel-Lucent devices.

As you know, there are types of VPWS. Epipe, Fpipe, Apipe, Cpipe and Ipipe are these types. The most important and widely used is Epipe service. So, here, we will start with Epipe service configuration.

Epipe service is the point-to-point Ethernet service between two Ethernet nodes as we have talked before. Ethernet is a widely used technology, so with ethernet, VPWS Epipe service become widely used beside other types.

Let’s see how this configuration can be done now.

Alcatel-Lucent VPWS Service Logic

Alcatel-Lucent VPWS Service Logic

Related Alcatel-Lucent Service POSTS...
Alcatel-Lucent Services - Part 1 (Service Terms and  Service Creation Steps)
Alcatel-Lucent Services - Part 2 (Service Types)
Alcatel-Lucent Services - Part 3 (Network Preparation)
Alcatel-Lucent Services - Part 4 (Tunnel Structure)
VPWS - Part 1
VPWS - Part 2 (Epipe Configuration)
VPWS - Part 3 (Fpipe, Apipe and Cpipe Configuration)

1. Configure an epipe service with a “Service-ID” and a “Customer ID”

RouterA # configure service
RouterA>config>service # epipe 1 customer 5 create
RouterA>config>service>epipe # description "epipe service"
RouterA>config>service>epipe # no shutdown  

2. Define SAP, the interface to the customer

RouterA>config>service>epipe # sap 1/1/2 create
RouterA>config>service>epipe>sap # no shutdown
RouterA>config>service>epipe>sap # exit

3. Associate an SDP

RouterA>config>service # epipe 1 customer 5
RouterA>config>service>epipe # spoke-sdp 2:1
RouterA>config>service>epipe>spoke-sdp # exit
RouterA>config>service>epipe # no shutdown

SDP is defined unidirectional. So I will give the remote point’s configuration to emphasize some points. In the “spoke-sdp 2:1” command, the first 2 is the “SDP-ID” and the 1 is the “VC-ID”. SDP-ID can be different at the remote node but VC-ID must be the same for both nodes. Check the remote node SDP association below to understand this point.

RouterB>config>service # epipe 2 customer 5
RouterB>config>service>epipe # spoke-sdp 3:1
RouterB>config>service>epipe>spoke-sdp # exit

4. Enable the Service

RouterB>config>service # epipe 2 customer 5
RouterB>config>service>epipe # no shutdown

5. Verification

There are some verification commands that you can use after service configuration. For our configuration, we can use these commands like below:

show service customer
show service id 2 base
show service id 2 all
show service id 2 labels
show service service-using epipe
show service sap-using sap 1/1/3
show service sdp
show service sdp 50 detail
show service id 2 sdp 50 detail
show service sdp-using 50

Generally the epipe creation is like this. In the next article we will see the Fpipe, Apipe and Cpipe configurations.

You can also define egress and igress filters to interfaces or you can do QoS on interfaces in epipe service. All these, are the lesson of another article ;) In the following articles you can find these specific configuration too. Until that time, keep on ;)

Alcatel-Lucent Services – Part 1 (Service Terms and Service Creation Steps)
Alcatel-Lucent Services – Part 2 (Network Preparation)
Alcatel-Lucent Services, Tunnel Structure

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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8 comments for “VPWS (Virtual Private Wire Service) – Part 2 (Epipe Configuration)”

1
Kevin Staggs

Gokhan,
Thanks for the example. It make sense to me. I recently joined a new company which has a number of cell backhaul sites. When looking at the configs of the equipment I noticed that our folks do this a little different than you. We use Alcatel-Lucent gear. They create a customer facing SAP and link it via an epipe to the local uplink port. Another SAP on that port connect to and SDP to the PE router. My question is why create the internal epipe? Your opinion please?

December 7th, 2012 at 02:26
2
chunfu

thank you very much for providing this files.

June 4th, 2014 at 11:33
3
Rajbeer singh

please share some more detailed information regarding epipe…

August 26th, 2014 at 13:23
4
Ty

hello,

Have you got a way of setting up a GRE tunnel between a 7750 and a Cisco router? If so,is it possible to paste your configs of both vendor’s routers?

July 20th, 2015 at 16:02
5
Alexander

Hi Gokhan,

My question is like from Ty

Is it possible to set up a GRE tunnel between a 7750 and a Cisco router or between 7750 and 7750 on network interface without service? For example the network in PE1(7750)-P(7750)-PE2(7750). How to set up gre tunnel between PE1 and PE2? Is it possible?

August 20th, 2015 at 21:00
6
Raghavendran

Hi Gokhan,

How can we create multiple vlan service over epipe??

Thanks,
Raghav

October 30th, 2015 at 13:08
7
yongki

HiGokhan,
My name is Yong-ki Park
i am korean. so i can not to English very well.
this web site is very cool.
i trying this lab.
but i can not this config.
==================================
*A:SR-01>config>service# epipe 1 customer 5 create
MINOR: SVCMGR #1101 Invalid customer-id
*A:SR-01>config>service#
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how to set customer id ?
i want to set customer id (2 ~ 2147483647)
just i can customer id 1. but i want other number

i using SR-C4, SAR-8, SAS-M

please help me.

November 18th, 2015 at 10:18
8
Eddy

If I had a cisco mpls network
What are the equivalent commands

To alcatel 7210.
For example I build service
Epipe
Sap
Sdp

How do I create this on
Let’s say a piece of Cisco equipment

January 13th, 2017 at 06:44

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