Asynchronous Transfer Mode Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S
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ATM PVC Range

ATM PVC Range

In a digital subscriber line (DSL) environment, many applications require the configuration of a large number of ATM permanent virtual circuits (PVCs). The ATM PVC RangeSubinterface Grouping feature enables you to group a number of PVCs together into a PVC range in order to configure them all at once.

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Restrictions for ATM PVC Range

You cannot explicitly configure the individual point-to-point subinterfaces created by the PVC range on a point-to-point subinterface. All of the point-to-point subinterfaces in the range share the same configuration as the subinterface on which the PVC range is configured.

Information About Restrictions for ATM PVC Range

For applications that use multipoint subinterfaces, such as PPP over Ethernet and PPP over ATM, the PVC range is on a single multipoint subinterface.

A PVC range is defined by two VPI-VCI pairs. The two virtual path identifiers (VPIs) define a VPI range, and the two virtual channel identifiers (VCIs) define a VCI range. The number of PVCs in the PVC range equals the number of VPIs in the VPI range multiplied by the number of VCIs in the VCI range.

Once the PVC range is defined, you can configure the range by using the existing interface-ATM-VC configuration commands that are also supported in PVC range configuration mode. The shutdown PVC range command can be used to deactivate the range without deleting the configuration.

The ATM PVC Range feature also introduces the pvc-in-range command, which allows you to explicitly configure an individual PVC within the defined range of PVCs on a multipoint subinterface. The shutdown PVC-in-range command allows you to deactivate an individual PVC within a range.


Note


You cannot explicitly configure the individual point-to-point subinterfaces created by the PVC range on a point-to-point subinterface. All of the point-to-point subinterfaces in the range share the same configuration as the subinterface on which the PVC range is configured.


Benefits of ATM PVC Range

Saving Time

Configuring a range of PVCs is faster than configuring each PVC individually.

Saving NVRAM

A range of PVCs takes up less NVRAM on network service routers than a large number of individually configured PVCs.

Speeding Boot-Up

The parser can parse one configuration command instead of many, thus speeding bootup time.

How to Configure ATM PVC Range

Configuring an ATM PVC Range


Note


For point-to-point subinterfaces, subinterface numbering begins with the subinterface on which the PVC range is configured and increases sequentially through the range.


To configure an ATM PVC range, use the following commands beginning in global configuration mode
SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    Router(config)# interface atm slot/port.subinterface-number {point-to-point | multipoint}

    2.    Router(config-subif)# range [range-name] pvc start-vpi/start-vci end-vpi/end-vci

    3.    Router(config-if-atm-range)# exit


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 Router(config)# interface atm slot/port.subinterface-number {point-to-point | multipoint} 

    Configures an ATM subinterface and enters subinterface configuration mode.

     
    Step 2 Router(config-subif)# range [range-name] pvc start-vpi/start-vci end-vpi/end-vci 

    Defines a range of PVCs and enables PVC range configuration mode.

    The number of PVCs in a range can be calculated using the following formula:

    • number of PVCs = (end-vpi - start-vpi + 1) x (end-vci - start-vci +1).
    • The start-vpi argument may be omitted if it is zero. The end_vpiargument may be omitted, but if it is omitted, it is assigned the value of start-vpi. The end-vpi and end-vci arguments are always greater than or equal to start-vpi and start-vci, respectively.

     
    Step 3 Router(config-if-atm-range)# exit 

    Exits PVC range configuration mode.

     

    Deactivating a PVC Range

    To deactivate a PVC range, use the following command in PVC range configuration mode:

    Command

    Purpose

    Router(config-if-atm-range)#
     shutdown

    Deactivates a PVC range.

    Configuring an Individual PVC Within a PVC Range

    To configure an individual PVC within a PVC range on a multipoint subinterface, use the following commands beginning in global configuration mode:

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    Router(config)# interface atm slot/port.subinterface-number multipoint

      2.    Router(config-subif)# range [range-name] pvc start-vpi/start-vci end-vpi/end-vci

      3.    Router(config-if-atm-range)# pvc-in-range [pvc-name] [vpi/vci]

      4.    Router(cfg-if-atm-range-pvc)# exit


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1 Router(config)# interface atm slot/port.subinterface-number multipoint 

      Configures an ATM interface.

       
      Step 2 Router(config-subif)# range [range-name] pvc start-vpi/start-vci end-vpi/end-vci 

      Defines a range of PVCs and enables PVC range configuration mode.

       
      Step 3 Router(config-if-atm-range)# pvc-in-range [pvc-name] [vpi/vci] 

      Defines an individual PVC within a PVC range, and enables PVC-in-range configuration mode.

       
      Step 4 Router(cfg-if-atm-range-pvc)# exit 

      Exits PVC-in-range configuration mode.

       

      Deactivating an Individual PVC Within a PVC Range

      To deactivate an individual PVC within a range, use the following command in PVC-in-range configuration mode:

      Command

      Purpose

      Router(cfg-if-atm-range-pvc)#
       shutdown

      Deactivates an individual PVC within a range.

      Verifying an ATM PVC Range

      To verify ATM PVC range configuration, use the following EXEC command:

      Command

      Purpose

      Router# show atm pvc [vpi/vci | name | interface atm interface-number]

      Displays ATM PVCs and traffic information.

      Configuration Examples for ATM PVC Range

      ATM PVC Range on a Multipoint Subinterface Example

      In the following example, a PVC range called "range-pppoa-1" is created with a total of 500 PVCs in the range. PVC parameters are configured for the range, including the assignment of a VC class called "classA."

      Router(config)# interface atm 6/0.110 multipoint
      Router(config-subif)# range range-pppoa-1 pvc 100 4/199
      Router(config-if-atm-range)# class-range classA
      Router(config-if-atm-range)# ubr 1000
      Router(config-if-atm-range)# encapsulation aal5snap
      Router(config-if-atm-range)# protocol ppp virtual-template 2
      

      Individual PVC Within a PVC Range Configuration Example

      In the following example, "pvc1" within the PVC range called "range1" is deactivated.

      Router(config)# interface atm 6/0.110 multipoint
      Router(config-subif)# range range1 pvc 100 4/199
      Router(config-if-atm-range)# class-range classA
      Router(config-if-atm-range)# pvc-in-range pvc1 3/104
      Router(cfg-if-atm-range-pvc)# shutdown
      

      Additional References

      Related Documents

      Related Topic

      Document Title

      Configuring ATM

      "Configuring ATM" chapter in the Cisco IOS Asynchronous Transfer Mode Configuration Guide

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      Feature Information for ATM PVC Range

      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.

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      Table 1 Feature Information for ATM PVC Range and RBE Subinterface Grouping

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      ATM PVC Range

      12.1(5)T

      12.2(28)SB

      XE 2.5.0

      The ATM PVC Range Subinterface Grouping feature enables you to group a number of PVCs together into a PVC range in order to configure them all at once.

      In 12.1(5)T, this feature was introduced on the Cisco 7200.

      The following commands were introduced or modified: class-range, oam-range, pvc-in-range, range pvc, shutdown(PVC-in-range), shutdown(pvc-range).