Asynchronous Transfer Mode Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S
N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs
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N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

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N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

The N:1 PVC Mapping to PseudoWire Emulation (PWE) with Nonunique virtual path identifiers (VPIs) feature maps one or more ATM permanent virtual circuits (PVCs) to a single pseudowire (PW). There are two modes of AAL0 encapsulation, N:1 and 1:1 mapping. In N:1 mapping, multiple unrelated virtual path identifier/virtual channel identifier (VPI/VCI) are carried over a single Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) PW. This is an efficient mapping method because less resources are used from the MPLS network. In 1:1 mapping, a single VPI/VCI is carried over a single MPLS PW. Benefits of this feature include the following:

  • Aggregate quality of service (QoS) can be applied to related PVCs.
  • Bandwidth is conserved with the reduction in the number of pseudowires that are used.

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Restrictions for N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

  • N:1 permanent virtual circuits (PVC) mapping configuration is supported only on multipoint subinterfaces; it is not supported on main interfaces or point-to-point subinterfaces.
  • N:1 PVC mapping mode is not supported on Access Circuit Redundancy subinterfaces.
  • Preconfigured PVCs cannot exist on the multipoint subinterface on which you want to configure N:1 PVC mapping.
  • An attachment circuit that has been bound to a pseudowire cannot be removed unless all Layer 2 virtual circuits (VCs) have been removed.
  • Layer 3 PVCs cannot be configured on N:1 subinterfaces.
  • Cell packing values configured under a VC class attached to the PVC, main interface, or subinterface will not be inherited by N:1 PVCs.
  • Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) functionality is not supported on N:1 Layer 2 PVCs. OAM cells coming from the customer edge (CE) network will be treated as normal data traffic and will traverse through the pseudowire.
  • Only ATM adaptation layer type 0 (AAL0) encapsulation is supported for N:1 PVCs.
  • The service policy configuration can be configured only at the subinterface level for N:1 PVCs.

Information About N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs Feature Description

To transport ATM cells over Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), a VC is established between the provider edge (PE) routers on both ends of the MPLS backbone. With the N:1 permanent virtual circuit (PVC) Mapping to PseudoWire Emulation (PWE) with Nonunique VPIs feature, multiple PVCs irrespective of their Virtual Path Identifiers (VPIs), are transported over a single pseudowire configured on a subinterface. (“N:1” refers to the number of PVCs transported over one pseudowire). ATM cells are packed together in a single frame and sent over the single pseudowire. The ATM cell header information is packed together with the cell payload on a per-cell basis in the packets so that packets received at the egress end are unpacked and the ATM cells are mapped to the respective PVCs.

In N:1 PVC mapping mode, the device can pack cells only from a single PVC in an MPLS packet to transmit over a pseudowire; cells from multiple PVCs cannot be packed in a single MPLS packet and mapped to a single pseudowire for transmission. However, if a device receives an MPLS packet that is packed with cells from multiple PVCs, then those cells will be unpacked and sent to the respective PVCs.

How to Configure N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

Configuring N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    interface atm slot/subslot/port

    4.    atm mcpt-timers timer1 timer2 timer3

    5.    exit

    6.    configure terminal

    7.    interface atm slot/subslot/port.subslot multipoint

    8.    no ip address

    9.    atm enable-ilmi-trap

    10.    cell-packing maxcells mcpt-timer timer-number

    11.    xconnect peer-ipaddress vc-id encapsulation mpls

    12.    pvc vpi/vci l2transport

    13.    Repeat Step 12 for the number of PVCs that you want to configure.

    14.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 interface atm slot/subslot/port


    Example:
    Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1
     

    Enables the ATM interface and enters interface configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 atm mcpt-timers timer1 timer2 timer3


    Example:
    Device(config-if)# atm mcpt-timers 100 200 300
     

    Sets the Maximum Cell Packing Timeout (MCPT) values in microseconds.

    • The MCPT timer sets the time for which the device waits for the raw cells (AAL0 encapsulation) to be packed into a single packet for punting to the pseudowire.
     
    Step 5 exit


    Example:
    Device(config-if)# exit
     

    Exits interface configuration mode.

     
    Step 6 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 7 interface atm slot/subslot/port.subslot multipoint


    Example:
    Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1.1 multipoint
     

    Enters subinterface configuration mode and creates a multipoint subinterface on the given port on the specified ATM Shared Port Adapter (SPA).

     
    Step 8 no ip address


    Example:
    Device(config-subif)# no ip address
     

    Removes the interface IP address.

     
    Step 9 atm enable-ilmi-trap


    Example:
    Device(config-subif)# atm enable-ilmi-trap
     

    Generates an Integrated Local Management Interface (ILMI) atmfVccChange trap when an ATM interface or subinterface is enabled or shut down.

     
    Step 10 cell-packing maxcells mcpt-timer timer-number


    Example:
    Device(config-subif)# cell-packing 20 mcpt-timer 2
     

    Enables ATM over MPLS to pack multiple ATM cells into each MPLS packet within the MCPT timing.

     
    Step 11 xconnect peer-ipaddress vc-id encapsulation mpls


    Example:
    Device(config-subif)# xconnect 10.1.1.1 100 encapsulation mpls
     

    (Optional) Enables the attachment circuit and specifies the IP address of the peer, a VC ID, and the data encapsulation method.

     
    Step 12 pvc vpi/vci l2transport


    Example:
    Device(config-subif)# pvc 10/100 l2transport
     

    Assigns a VPI and virtual channel identifier (VCI).

     
    Step 13 Repeat Step 12 for the number of PVCs that you want to configure.  

     
    Step 14 end


    Example:
    Device(config-subif)# end
     

    Exits subinterface configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

     

    Configuring N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs using the commands associated with the L2VPN Protocol-Based CLIs feature

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    configure terminal

      3.    interface atm slot/subslot/port

      4.    atm mcpt-timers timer1 timer2 timer3

      5.    exit

      6.    configure terminal

      7.    interface atm slot/subslot/portt.subslot multipoint

      8.    no ip address

      9.    atm enable-ilmi-trap

      10.    cell-packing maxcells mcpt-timer timer-number

      11.    end

      12.    interface pseudowire number

      13.    encapsulation mpls

      14.    neighbor peer-address vcid-value

      15.    exit

      16.    l2vpn xconnect context context-name

      17.    member pseudowire interface-number

      18.    member gigabitethernet interface-number

      19.    end

      20.    pvc vpi/vci l2transport

      21.    Repeat Step 12 for the number of PVCs that you want to configure.

      22.    end


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Device> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.
       
      Step 2 configure terminal


      Example:
      Device# configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 3 interface atm slot/subslot/port


      Example:
      Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1
       

      Enables the ATM interface and enters interface configuration mode.

       
      Step 4 atm mcpt-timers timer1 timer2 timer3


      Example:
      Device(config-if)# atm mcpt-timers 100 200 300
       

      Sets the Maximum Cell Packing Timeout (MCPT) values in microseconds.

      • The MCPT timer sets the time for which the device waits for the raw cells (AAL0 encapsulation) to be packed into a single packet for punting to the pseudowire.
       
      Step 5 exit


      Example:
      Device(config-if)# exit
       

      Exits interface configuration mode.

       
      Step 6 configure terminal


      Example:
      Device# configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 7 interface atm slot/subslot/portt.subslot multipoint


      Example:
      Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1.1 multipoint
       

      Enters subinterface configuration mode and creates a multipoint subinterface on the given port on the specified ATM Shared Port Adapter (SPA).

       
      Step 8 no ip address


      Example:
      Device(config-subif)# no ip address
       

      Removes the interface IP address.

       
      Step 9 atm enable-ilmi-trap


      Example:
      Device(config-subif)# atm enable-ilmi-trap
       

      Generates an Integrated Local Management Interface (ILMI) atmfVccChange trap when an ATM interface or subinterface is enabled or shut down.

       
      Step 10 cell-packing maxcells mcpt-timer timer-number


      Example:
      Device(config-subif)# cell-packing 20 mcpt-timer 2
       

      Enables ATM over MPLS to pack multiple ATM cells into each MPLS packet within the MCPT timing.

       
      Step 11 end


      Example:
      Router(config-subif)# end
       

      Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

       
      Step 12 interface pseudowire number


      Example:
      Router(config)# interface pseudowire 100
       

      Specifies the pseudowire interface and enters interface configuration mode.

       
      Step 13 encapsulation mpls


      Example:
      Router(config-if)# encapsulation mpls
       

      Specifies that Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is used as the data encapsulation method.

       
      Step 14 neighbor peer-address vcid-value


      Example:
      Router(config-if)# neighbor 10.1.1.1 100
       

      Specifies the peer IP address and virtual circuit (VC) ID value of the Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) pseudowire.

       
      Step 15 exit


      Example:
      Router(config-if)# exit
       

      Exits interface configuration mode.

       
      Step 16 l2vpn xconnect context context-name


      Example:
      Router(config)# l2vpn xconnect context con1
       

      Creates a Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) cross connect context and enters xconnect configuration mode.

       
      Step 17 member pseudowire interface-number


      Example:
      Router(config-xconnect)# member pseudowire 100
       

      Specifies a member pseudowire to form a Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) cross connect.

       
      Step 18 member gigabitethernet interface-number


      Example:
      Router(config-xconnect)# member GigabitEthernet0/0/0.1
       

      Specifies the location of the Gigabit Ethernet member interface.

       
      Step 19 end


      Example:
      Router(config-xconnect)# end
       

      Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

       
      Step 20 pvc vpi/vci l2transport


      Example:
      Device(config-subif)# pvc 10/100 l2transport
       

      Assigns a VPI and virtual channel identifier (VCI).

       
      Step 21 Repeat Step 12 for the number of PVCs that you want to configure.  

       
      Step 22 end


      Example:
      Device(config-subif)# end
       

      Exits subinterface configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

       

      Configuration Examples for N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

      Example: Configuring N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

      The following example shows how to configure the N:1 ATM permanent virtual circuit (PVC) mapping to pseudowires with non unique virtual path identifiers ( VPIs):

      Device> enable
      Device# configure terminal
      Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1
      Device(config-if)# atm mcpt-timers 500 5000 50000
      Device(config-if)# exit
      Device# configure terminal
      Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1.1 multipoint
      Device(config-subif)# no ip address
      Device(config-subif)# atm enable-ilmi-trap
      Device(config-subif)# cell packing 20 mcpt-timer 2
      Device(config-subif)# xconnect 10.1.1.1 100 encapsulation mpls
      Device(config-subif)# pvc 10/100 l2transport
      Device(config-subif)# pvc 11/122 l2transport
      Device(config-subif)# pvc 19/231 l2transport
      Device(config-subif)# end
      
      

      Example: Configuring N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs using the commands associated with the L2VPN Protocol-Based CLIs feature

      The following example shows how to configure the N:1 ATM permanent virtual circuit (PVC) mapping to pseudowires with non unique virtual path identifiers ( VPIs):

      Device> enable
      Device# configure terminal
      Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1
      Device(config-if)# atm mcpt-timers 500 5000 50000
      Device(config-if)# exit
      Device(config)# configure terminal
      Device(config)# interface atm 9/1/1.1 multipoint
      Device(config-subif)# no ip address
      Device(config-subif)# atm enable-ilmi-trap
      Device(config-subif)# cell packing 20 mcpt-timer 2
      Device(config-subif)# exit
      Device(config)#interface pseudowire 100
      Device(config-if)#encapsulation mpls
      Device(config-if)#neighbor 10.1.1.1 100
      Device(config-if)# pvc 10/100 l2transport
      Device(config-if)# pvc 11/122 l2transport
      Device(config-if)# pvc 19/231 l2transport
      Device(config-if)# exit
      Device(config)#l2vpn xconnect context A
      Router(config-xconnect)#member pseudowire 100 
      Device(config-xconnect)#member atm 9/1/1 
      Device(config-xconnect)# end
      
      

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      Feature Information for N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

      The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

      Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

      Table 1 Feature Information for N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs

      Cisco IOS XE Release 3.7S

      The N:1 PVC Mapping to PWE with Nonunique VPIs feature maps one or more ATM PVCs to a single pseudowire. In Cisco IOS XE Release 3.7S, support was added for Cisco ASR 903 Routers.

      The following command was introduced by this feature: show atm cell-packaging .