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Virtual Private LAN Services

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Virtual Private LAN Services

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Virtual Private LAN Services

Configuration Information

Virtual Private LAN Services

The Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) feature allows Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks to provide multipoint Ethernet LAN services, also known as Transparent LAN Services (TLS). All customer sites in a VPLS appear to be on the same LAN, even though those sites might be in different geographic locations. Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH introduces VPLS support on the Cisco 6500 series routers.

Configuration Information

Configuration information is included in the "Virtual Private LAN Services on the Optical Services Modules" module of the Optical Services Modules Software Configuration Note, 12.2SR, Cisco 7600 Series Routers at the following URL:

The following sections provide information about this feature:

VPLS Overview

Supported Features

VPLS Services

Benefits of VPLS

Configuring VPLS

Basic VPLS Configuration

Full-Mesh Configuration Example

H-VPLS with MPLS Edge Configuration Example

Configuring Dot1q Transparency for EoMPLS

Any Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used in this document are not intended to be actual addresses. Any examples, command display output, and figures included in the document are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any use of actual IP addresses in illustrative content is unintentional and coincidental.

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