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Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software
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Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software

Table Of Contents

Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software

Contents

Prerequisites for Configuring Serial Interfaces

Information About Serial Interfaces

High Level Over-View: Serial Interface Configuration on Clear-Channel SPAs

High Level Over-View: Serial Interface Configuration on Channelized SPAs

Serial Interface Concepts

Cisco HDLC Encapsulation

PPP Encapsulation

Multilink PPP

Keepalive Timer

Frame Relay Encapsulation

Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3-Based Layer 2 VPN on Frame Relay

Default Settings for Serial Interface Configurations

Serial Interface Naming Notation

How to Configure Serial Interfaces

Bringing Up a Serial Interface

Prerequisites

Restrictions

What to do Next

Configuring Optional Serial Interface Parameters

Prerequisites

Restrictions

What to do Next

Creating a Point-to-Point Serial Subinterface with a PVC

Prerequisites

Restrictions

What to do Next

Configuring Optional PVC Parameters

Prerequisites

Restrictions

What to do Next

Modifying the Keepalive Interval on Serial Interfaces

Prerequisites

Restrictions

How to Configure a Layer 2 Attachment Circuit

Creating a Serial Layer 2 Subinterface with a PVC

Prerequisites

Restrictions

What to do Next

Configuring Optional Serial Layer 2 PVC Parameters

Prerequisites

Restrictions

What to do Next

Configuration Examples for Serial Interfaces

Bringing Up and Configuring a Serial Interface with Cisco HDLC Encapsulation: Example

Configuring a Serial Interface with Frame Relay Encapsulation: Example

Configuring a Serial Interface with PPP Encapsulation: Example

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

MIBs

RFCs

Technical Assistance


Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software


This module describes the serial interfaces on routers supporting Cisco IOS XR software. Before you configure a serial interface, you must configure the clear channel T3/E3 controller or channelized T1/E1controller (DS0 channel) that is associated with that interface.

Feature History for Configuring Serial Controller Interfaces

Release
Modification

Release 3.3.0

This feature was introduced on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

Support was added on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router for the following hardware:

Cisco XR 12000 SIP-401

Cisco XR 12000 SIP-501

Cisco XR 12000 SIP-601

Support was added on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router for the following SPAs:

2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 Serial SPA

2-Port and 4-Port T3/E3 Serial SPA

Release 3.4.0

Support for the following features was introduced:

Subinterfaces with permanent virtual circuits (PVCs)

Frame Relay encapsulation on serial main interfaces and PVCs.

Release 3.4.1

Multilink PPP was supported on serial interfaces.

Release 3.5.0

No modification.

Release 3.6.0

No modifications.


Contents

Prerequisites for Configuring Serial Interfaces

Information About Serial Interfaces

Serial Interface Concepts

How to Configure Serial Interfaces

Configuration Examples for Serial Interfaces

Additional References

Prerequisites for Configuring Serial Interfaces

Before configuring serial interfaces, be sure that the following tasks and conditions are met:

You must be in a user group associated with a task group that includes the proper task IDs for serial Interface commands. Task IDs for commands are listed in Cisco IOS XR Interface and Hardware Component Command Reference.

Your hardware must support T3/E3 controllers and serial interfaces. The following hardware supports T3/E3 controllers and serial interfaces in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.3:

2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPAs

2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs


Note The 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs support T1/E1 controllers and DS0 channels.


You have already configured the clear channel T3/E3 controller or channelized T3-to-T1/E1controller that is associated with the serial interface you want to configure, as described in the Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software module earlier in this document.

Information About Serial Interfaces

Serial interfaces are supported on the following Cisco XR 12000 Series Router shared port adapter (SPA) cards:

2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPAs

2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs


Note The 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs can run in clear channel mode, or they can be channelized into 28 T1 or 21 E1 controllers.


T3/E3 serial interfaces are automatically created on clear channel T3/E3 controllers. On channelized T3-to-T1/E1 controllers, serial interfaces are automatically created when users configure individual DS0 channel groups the T1/E1 controllers.

To configure serial interfaces, you must understand the following concepts:

High Level Over-View: Serial Interface Configuration on Clear-Channel SPAs

High Level Over-View: Serial Interface Configuration on Channelized SPAs

Default Settings for Serial Interface Configurations

Serial Interface Naming Notation

PPP Encapsulation

Cisco HDLC Encapsulation

Keepalive Timer

High Level Over-View: Serial Interface Configuration on Clear-Channel SPAs

Table 1 provides a high-level overview of the tasks required to configure a T3 serial interface on a 2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA.

Table 1 Overview: Configuring a T3 Serial Interface on a Clear Channel SPA

Step
Task
Module
Section

1.

Use the hw-module subslot command to set serial mode for the SPA to be T3, if necessary.

Note By default, the 2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA is set to run in T3 mode.

"Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"Setting the Card Type for the Clear Channel SPAs"

2.

Configure the T3 controller.

"Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"Setting the Card Type for the Clear Channel SPAs"

3.

Configure the serial interface that is associated with the T3 controller you configured in Step 2.

"Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"How to Configure Serial Interfaces"


Table 2 provides a high-level overview of the tasks required to configure an E3 serial interface on a 2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA.

Table 2 Overview: Configuring an E3 Serial Interface on a Clear Channel SPA

Step
Task
Module
Section

1.

Use the hw-module subslot command to set serial mode for the SPA to be E3.

"Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"Setting the Card Type for the Clear Channel SPAs"

2.

Configure the E3 controller.

"Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"Setting the Card Type for the Clear Channel SPAs"

3.

Configure the serial interface that is associated with the E3 controller you configured in Step 2.

Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software

How to Configure Serial Interfaces


High Level Over-View: Serial Interface Configuration on Channelized SPAs

Table 3 provides a high-level overview of the tasks required to configure a T1 serial interface on the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPA.

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Table 3 Overview: Configuring a Serial Interface on a T1 DS0 Channel

Step
Task
Module
Section

1.

Configure the T3 controller parameters and set the SPA mode to be T3.

28 T1 controllers are automatically created.

"Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"Setting the Card Type for the Clear Channel SPAs"

2.

Create and configure DS0 channel groups on the T1 controllers you created in Step 1.

"Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software"

Configuring a T1 Controller

3.

Configure the Serial interfaces that are associated channel groups you created in Step 2.

"Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software"

"How to Configure Serial Interfaces"


Table 4 provides a high-level overview of the tasks required to configure an E1 serial interface on the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPA.

Table 4 Overview: Configuring a Serial Interface on an E1 DS0 Channel

Step
Task
Module
Section

1.

Configure the T3 controller parameters and set the SPA mode to be E3.

21 E1 controllers are automatically created.

Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software

Configuring a Channelized T3 Controller

2.

Create and configure DS0 channel groups on the E1 controllers you created in Step 1.

Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software

Configuring an E1 Controller

3.

Configure the Serial interfaces that are associated channel groups you created in Step 2.

Configuring Serial Interfaces on Cisco IOS XR Software

"How to Configure Serial Interfaces"


Serial Interface Concepts

To configure serial interfaces, you must understand the following concepts:

Cisco HDLC Encapsulation

PPP Encapsulation

Keepalive Timer

Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3-Based Layer 2 VPN on Frame Relay

On the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router, a single serial interface carries data over a single interface using PPP, Cisco HDLC, or Frame Relay encapsulation.

Cisco HDLC Encapsulation

Cisco High-Level Data Link Controller (HDLC) is the Cisco proprietary protocol for sending data over synchronous serial links using HDLC. Cisco HDLC also provides a simple control protocol called Serial Line Address Resolution Protocol (SLARP) to maintain serial link keepalives. HDLC is the default encapsulation type for serial interfaces under Cisco IOS XR software. Cisco HDLC is the default for data encapsulation at Layer 2 (data link) of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) stack for efficient packet delineation and error control.


Note Cisco HDLC is the default encapsulation type for the serial interfaces.


Cisco HDLC uses keepalives to monitor the link state, as described in the "Keepalive Timer" section.


Note Use the debug chdlc slarp packet command to display information about the Serial Line Address Resolution Protocol (SLARP) packets that are sent to the peer after the keepalive timer has been configured.


PPP Encapsulation

PPP is a standard protocol used to send data over synchronous serial links. PPP also provides a Link Control Protocol (LCP) for negotiating properties of the link. LCP uses echo requests and responses to monitor the continuing availability of the link.


Note When an interface is configured with PPP encapsulation, a link is declared down, and full LCP negotiation is re-initiated after three ECHOREQ packets are sent without receiving an ECHOREP response.


PPP provides the following Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for negotiating properties of data protocols that will run on the link:

IP Control Protocol (IPCP) to negotiate IP properties

Multiprotocol Label Switching control processor (MPLSCP) to negotiate MPLS properties

Cisco Discovery Protocol control processor (CDPCP) to negotiate CDP properties

IPv6CP to negotiate IP Version 6 (IPv6) properties

Open Systems Interconnection control processor (OSICP) to negotiate OSI properties

PPP uses keepalives to monitor the link state, as described in the "Keepalive Timer" section.

PPP supports the following authentication protocols, which require a remote device to prove its identity before allowing data traffic to flow over a connection:

Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)—CHAP authentication sends a challenge message to the remote device. The remote device encrypts the challenge value with a shared secret and returns the encrypted value and its name to the local router in a response message. The local router attempts to match the remote device's name with an associated secret stored in the local username or remote security server database; it uses the stored secret to encrypt the original challenge and verify that the encrypted values match.

Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP)—MS-CHAP is the Microsoft version of CHAP. Like the standard version of CHAP, MS-CHAP is used for PPP authentication; in this case, authentication occurs between a personal computer using Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 95 and a Cisco router or access server acting as a network access server.

Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)—PAP authentication requires the remote device to send a name and a password, which are checked against a matching entry in the local username database or in the remote security server database.


Note For more information on enabling and configuring PPP authentication protocols, see the "Configuring PPP on Cisco IOS XR Software" module later in this manual.


Use the ppp authentication command in interface configuration mode to enable CHAP, MS-CHAP, and PAP on a serial interface.


Note Enabling or disabling PPP authentication does not affect the local router's willingness to authenticate itself to the remote device.


Multilink PPP

Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP) provides a method for combining multiple physical links into one logical link. The implementation of MLPPP on Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers combines multiple PPP serial interfaces into one multilink interface. MLPPP performs the fragmenting, reassembling, and sequencing of datagrams across multiple PPP links. MLPPP is supported on the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs.

MLPPP provides the same features that are supported on PPP Serial interfaces with the exception of QoS. It also provides the following additional features:

Fragment sizes of 128, 256, and 512 bytes

Long sequence numbers (24-bit)

Lost fragment detection timeout period of 80 ms

Minimum-active-links configuration option

LCP echo request/reply support over multilink interface

Full T1 and E1 framed and unframed links

For more information about configuring MLPPP on a serial interface, see the "Configuring PPP on Cisco IOS XR Software" module later in this document.

Keepalive Timer

Cisco keepalives are useful for monitoring the link state. Periodic keepalives are sent to and received from the peer at a frequency determined by the value of the keepalive timer. If an acceptable keepalive response is not received from the peer, the link makes the transition to the down state. As soon as an acceptable keepalive response is obtained from the peer or if keepalives are disabled, the link makes the transition to the up state.

If three keepalives are sent to the peer and no response is received from peer, then the link makes the transition to the down state. ECHOREQ packets are sent out only when LCP negotiation is complete (for example, when LCP is open).

Use the keepalive command in interface configuration mode to set the frequency at which LCP sends ECHOREQ packets to its peer. To restore the system to the default keepalive interval of 10 seconds, use the keepalive command with no argument. To disable keepalives, use the keepalive disable command. For both PPP and Cisco HDLC, a keepalive of 0 disables keepalives and is reported in the show running-config command output as keepalive disable.


Note During Minimal Disruptive Restart (MDR), the keepalive interval must be 10 seconds or more.


When LCP is running on the peer and receives an ECHOREQ packet, it responds with an echo reply (ECHOREP) packet, regardless of whether keepalives are enabled on the peer.

Keepalives are independent between the two peers. One peer end can have keepalives enabled; the other end can have them disabled. Even if keepalives are disabled locally, LCP still responds with ECHOREP packets to the ECHOREQ packets it receives. Similarly, LCP also works if the period of keepalives at each end is different.


Note Use the debug chdlc slarp packet command and other Cisco HDLC debug commands to display information about the Serial Line Address Resolution Protocol (SLARP) packets that are sent to the peer after the keepalive timer has been configured.


Frame Relay Encapsulation

When Frame Relay encapsulation is enabled on a serial interface, the interface configuration is hierarchical and comprises the following elements:

1. The serial main interface comprises the physical interface and port. If you are not using the serial interface to support Cisco HDLC and PPP encapsulated connections, then you must configure subinterfaces with permanent virtual circuits (PVCs) under the serial main interface. Frame Relay connections are supported on PVCs only.

2. Serial subinterfaces are configured under the serial main interface. A serial subinterface does not actively carry traffic until you configure a PVC under the serial subinterface. Layer 3 configuration typically takes place on the subinterface.

3. Point-to-point PVCs are configured under a serial subinterface. You cannot configure a PVC directly under a main interface. A single point-to-point PVC is allowed per subinterface. PVCs use a predefined circuit path and fail if the path is interrupted. PVCs remain active until the circuit is removed from either configuration. Connections on the serial PVC support Frame Relay encapsulation only.


Note The administrative state of a parent interface drives the state of the subinterface and its PVC. When the administrative state of a parent interface or subinterface changes, so does the administrative state of any child PVC configured under that parent interface or subinterface.


The Local Management Interface (LMI) protocol monitors the addition, deletion, and status of PVCs. LMI also verifies the integrity of the link that forms a Frame Relay UNI interface. By default, cisco LMI is enabled on all PVCs. However, you can modify the default LMI type to be ANSI or Q.933, as described in the "Modifying the Default Frame Relay Configuration on an Interface" chapter later in this manual.

If the LMI type is cisco (the default LMI type), the maximum number of PVCs that can be supported under a single interface is related to the MTU size of the main interface. Use the following formula to calculate the maximum number of PVCs supported on a card or SPA:

MTU - 13/8 = maximum number of PVCs


Note The default number of PVCs supported on POS PVCs with cisco LMI is 557.
For non-Cisco LMI types, up to 992 PVCs are supported under a single main interface.


To configure Frame Relay encapsulation on serial interfaces, use the encapsulation frame-relay command.

Frame Relay interfaces support two types of encapsulated frames:

Cisco (this is the default)

IETF

Use the encap command in PVC configuration mode to configure Cisco or IETF encapsulation on a PVC. If the encapsulation type is not configured explicitly for a PVC, then that PVC inherits the encapsulation type from the main serial interface.


Note Cisco encapsulation is required on serial main interfaces that are configured for MPLS. IETF encapsulation is not supported for MPLS.


Before you configure Frame Relay encapsulation on an interface, you must verify that all prior
Layer 3 configuration is removed from that interface. For example, you must ensure that there is no IP address configured directly under the main interface; otherwise, any Frame Relay configuration done under the main interface will not be viable.

Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3-Based Layer 2 VPN on Frame Relay

The Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3) feature defines the L2TP protocol for tunneling Layer 2 payloads over an IP core network using Layer 2 virtual private networks (VPNs).

L2TPv3 is a tunneling protocol used for transporting Layer 2 protocols. It can operate in a number of different configurations and tunnel a number of different Layer 2 protocols and connections over a packet-switched network.

Before you can configure L2TPv3, you need configure a connection between the two attachment circuits (ACs) that will host the L2TPv3 psuedowire. Cisco IOS XR software supports a point-to-point, end-to-end service, where two ACs are connected together.

This chapter describes how to configure a Layer 2 AC on a Frame Relay encapsilated serial interface.


Note Serial interfaces support DLCI mode layer 2 ACs only; layer 2 port mode ACs are not supported on serial interfaces.



Note For detailed information about configuring L2TPv3 in your network, see the "Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3 on Cisco IOS XR Software" module of Cisco IOS XR Multiprotocol Label Switching Configuration Guide.


Default Settings for Serial Interface Configurations

When an interface is enabled on a T3/E3 SPA, and no additional configuration commands are applied, the default interface settings shown in Table 5 are present. These default settings can be changed by configuration.

Table 5 Serial Interface Default Settings

Parameter
Configuration File Entry
Default Settings

Keepalive

keepalive [disable]
no keepalive

keepalive 10 seconds

Encapsulation

encapsulation [hdlc | ppp | frame-relay]

hdlc

Maximum transmission unit (MTU)

mtu bytes

1504 bytes

Cyclic redundancy check (CRC)

crc [16 | 32]

16

Data stream inversion on a serial interface

invert

Data stream is not inverted

Payload scrambling (encryption)

scramble

Scrambling is disabled.

Number of High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) flag sequences to be inserted between the packets

transmit-delay

Default is 0 (disabled).



Note Default settings do not appear in the output of the show running-config command.


Serial Interface Naming Notation

The naming notation for serial interfaces on a clear channel SPA is rack/slot/module/port, as shown in the following example:

interface serial 0/0/1/2 
 
   

The naming notation for T1, E1, and DS0 interfaces on a channelized SPA is rack/slot/module/port/channel-num:channel-group-number, as shown in the following example:

interface serial 0/0/1/2/4:3
 
   

If a subinterface and PVC are configured under the serial interface, then the router includes the subinterface number at the end of the serial interface address. In this case, the naming notation is rack/slot/module/port[/channel-num:channel-group-number].subinterface, as shown in the following examples:

interface serial 0/0/1/2.1
interface serial 0/0/1/2/4:3.1

Note A slash between values is required as part of the notation.


The naming notation syntax for serial interfaces is as follows:

rack: Chassis number of the rack.

slot: Physical slot number of the modular services card or line card.

module: Module number. Shared port adapters (SPAs) are referenced by their subslot number.

port: Physical port number of the controller.

channel-num: T1 or E1 channel number. T1 channels range from 0 to 23; E1 channels range from 0 to 31.

channel-group-number: Time slot number. T1 time slots range from 1 to 24; E1 time slots range from 1 to 31. The channel-group-number is preceded by a colon and not a slash.

subinterface: Subinterface number.

Use the question mark (?) online help function following the serial keyword to view a list of all valid interface choices.

How to Configure Serial Interfaces

After you have configured a channelized or clear channel T3/E3 controller, as described in the Configuring Clear Channel T3/E3 Controllers and Channelized T3 Controllers on Cisco IOS XR Software module earlier in this document, you can configure the serial interfaces associated with that controller. The following task describes how to configure a serial interface.

Bringing Up a Serial Interface

Configuring Optional Serial Interface Parameters

Creating a Point-to-Point Serial Subinterface with a PVC

Modifying the Keepalive Interval on Serial Interfaces

Bringing Up a Serial Interface

This task describes the commands you can use to bring up a serial interface.

Prerequisites

You must have one of the following line cards installed in a Cisco XR 12000 Series Router that is running Cisco IOS XR software:

Cisco XR 12000 SIP-401

Cisco XR 12000 SIP-501

Cisco XR 12000 SIP-601

2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 Serial SPA

2-Port and 4-Port T3/E3 Serial SPA

Restrictions

The configuration on both ends of the serial connection must match for the interface to be active.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. show interfaces

2. configure

3. interface serial instance

4. ipv4 address ip-address

5. no shutdown

6. end
or
commit

7. exit

8. exit

9. Repeat Step 1 through Step 8 to bring up the interface at the other end of the connection.

10. show ipv4 interface brief

11. show interfaces serial instance

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

show interfaces

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# show interfaces

(Optional) Displays configured interfaces.

Use this command to also confirm that the router recognizes the PLIM card.

Step 2 

configure

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3 

interface serial instance

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/1/0/0

Specifies the serial interface name and notation rack/slot/module/port, and enters interface configuration mode.

Step 4 

ipv4 address ip-address

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# ipv4 address 10.1.2.1 255.255.255.224

Assigns an IP address and subnet mask to the interface.


Caution Skip this step if you are configuring Frame Relay encapsulation on this interface. For Frame Relay, the IP address and subnet mask are configured under the PVC.

Step 5 

no shutdown

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-if)# no shutdown

Removes the shutdown configuration.

Note Removal of the shutdown configuration eliminates the forced administrative down on the interface, enabling it to move to an up or down state (assuming the parent SONET layer is not configured administratively down).

Step 6 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-if)# end

or

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 7 

exit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-if)# exit

Exits interface configuration mode and enters global configuration mode.

Step 8 

exit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# exit

Exits global configuration mode and enters EXEC mode.

Step 9 

show interfaces

configure

interface serial instance

no shut

exit

exit

commit

Example:
RP/0/0/CPU0:router# show interfaces

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# interface serial 0/1/0/0

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# ipv4 address 10.1.2.1 255.255.255.224

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-if)# no shutdown

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-if)# commit

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-if)# exit

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# exit

Repeat Step 1 through Step 8 to bring up the interface at the other end of the connection.

Note The configuration on both ends of the serial connection must match.

Step 10 

show ipv4 interface brief

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router # show ipv4 interface brief

Verifies that the interface is active and properly configured.

If you have brought up a serial interface properly, the "Status" field for that interface in the show ipv4 interface brief command output shows "Up."

Step 11 

show interfaces serial instance

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# show interfaces serial 0/1/0/0

(Optional) Displays the interface configuration.

What to do Next

To modify the default configuration of the serial interface you just brought up, see the "Configuring Optional Serial Interface Parameters" section.

Configuring Optional Serial Interface Parameters

This task describes the commands you can use to modify the default configuration on a serial interface.

Prerequisites

Before you modify the default serial interface configuration, you must bring up the serial interface and remove the shutdown configuration, as described in the "Bringing Up a Serial Interface" section.

Restrictions

The configuration on both ends of the serial connection must match for the interface to be active.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. configure

2. interface serial instance

3. encapsulation [hdlc | ppp | frame-relay [IETF]]

4. serial

5. crc length

6. invert

7. scramble

8. transmit-delay hdlc-flags

9. end
or
commit

10. exit

11. exit

12. exit

13. show interfaces serial [instance]

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

configure

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface serial instance

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/1/0/0

Specifies the serial interface name and notation rack/slot/module/port, and enters interface configuration mode.

Step 3 

encapsulation [hdlc | ppp | frame-relay [IETF]]

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# encapsulation hdlc

(Optional) Configures the interface encapsulation parameters and details such as HDLC, PPP or Frame Relay.

Note The default encapsulation is hdlc.

Step 4 

serial

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# serial

RP/0/0/CPU0:ios(config-if-serial)#

(Optional) Enters serial submode to configure the serial parameters.

Step 5 

crc length

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:ios(config-if-serial)# crc 32

(Optional) Specifies the length of the cyclic redundancy check (CRC) for the interface. Enter the 16 keyword to specify 16-bit CRC mode, or enter the 32 keyword to specify 32-bit CRC mode.

Note The default is CRC length is 16.

Step 6 

invert

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:ios(config-if-serial)# inverts

(Optional) Inverts the data stream.

Step 7 

scramble

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:ios(config-if-serial)# scramble

(Optional) Enables payload scrambling on the interface.

Note Payload scrambling is disabled on the interface.

Step 8 

transmit-delay hdlc-flags

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:ios(config-if-serial)# transmit-delay 10

(Optional) Specifies a transmit delay on the interface. Values can be from 0 to 128.

Note Transmit delay is disabled by default (the transmit delay is set to 0).

Step 9 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router (config-if)# end

or

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 10 

exit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if-serial)# exit

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)#

Exits serial configuration mode.

Step 11 

exit

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router (config-if)# exit

Exits interface configuration mode and enters global configuration mode.

Step 12 

exit

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router (config)# exit

Exits global configuration mode and enters EXEC mode.

Step 13 

show interfaces serial [instance]

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show interface serial 0/1/0/0

(Optional) Displays general information for the specified serial interface.

What to do Next

To create a point-to-point Frame Relay subinterface with a PVC on the serial interface you just brought up, see the "Creating a Point-to-Point Serial Subinterface with a PVC" section.

To configure PPP authentication on serial interfaces with PPP encapsulation, see the "Configuring PPP on Cisco IOS XR Software" module later in this manual.

To modify the default keepalive configuration, see the "Modifying the Keepalive Interval on Serial Interfaces" section.

To modify the default Frame Relay configuration on serial interfaces that have Frame Relay encapsulation enabled, see the "Modifying the Default Frame Relay Configuration on an Interface" module later in this manual.

Creating a Point-to-Point Serial Subinterface with a PVC

The procedure in this section creates a point-to-point serial subinterface and configures a permanent virtual circuit (PVC) on that serial subinterface.


Note Subinterface and PVC creation is supported on interfaces with Frame Relay encapsulation only.


Prerequisites

Before you can create a subinterface on a serial interface, you must bring up the main serial interface with Frame Relay encapsulation, as described in the "Bringing Up a Serial Interface" section.

Restrictions

Only one PVC can be configured for each point-to-point serial subinterface.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. configure

2. interface serial instance.subinterface point-to-point

3. ipv4 address ipv4_address/prefix

4. pvc dlci

5. end
or
commit

6. Repeat Step 1 through Step 5 to bring up the serial subinterface and any associated PVC at the other end of the connection.

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

configure

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface serial instance.subinterface point-to-point

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# interface serial 0/6/0/1.10

Enters serial subinterface configuration mode.

Step 3 

ipv4 address ipv4_address/prefix

Example:
RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)#ipv4 address 
10.46.8.6/24

Assigns an IP address and subnet mask to the subinterface.

Step 4 

pvc dlci

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# pvc 20

Creates a serial permanent virtual circuit (PVC) and enters Frame Relay PVC configuration submode.

Replace dlci with a PVC identifier, in the range from 16 to 1007.

Note Only one PVC is allowed per subinterface.

Step 5 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# end

or

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-subif)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 6 

configure

interface serial instance

pvc dlci

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# interface serial 0/6/0/1.10

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)#ipv4 address 
10.46.8.6/24

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# pvc 20

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-fr-vc)# commit

Repeat Step 1 through Step 5 to bring up the serial subinterface and any associated PVC at the other end of the connection.

Note The configuration on both ends of the subinterface connection must match.

What to do Next

To configure optional PVC parameters, see the "Configuring Optional Serial Interface Parameters" section.

To modify the default Frame Relay configuration on serial interfaces that have Frame Relay encapsulation enabled, see the "Modifying the Default Frame Relay Configuration on an Interface" module later in this manual.

To attach a Layer 3 QOS service policy to the PVC under the PVC submode, refer to the appropriate Cisco IOS XR software configuration guide.

Configuring Optional PVC Parameters

This task describes the commands you can use to modify the default configuration on a serial PVC.

Prerequisites

Before you can modify the default PVC configuration, you must create the PVC on a serial subinterface, as described in the "Creating a Point-to-Point Serial Subinterface with a PVC" section.

Restrictions

The DLCI (or PVI identifier) must match on both ends of the PVC for the connection to be active.

To change the PVC DLCI, you must delete the PVC and then add it back with the new DLCI.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. configure

2. interface serial instance.subinterface

3. pvc dlci

4. encap [cisco | ietf]

5. service-policy {input | output} policy-map

6. end
or
commit

7. Repeat Step 1 through Step 6 to configure the PVC at the other end of the connection.

8. show frame-relay pvc dlci-number

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

configure

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface serial instance.subinterface

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# interface serial 0/6/0/1.10

Enters serial subinterface configuration mode.

Step 3 

pvc dlci

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# pvc 20

Enters subinterface configuration mode for the PVC.

Step 4 

encap [cisco | ietf]

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# encap ietf

(Optional) Configures the encapsulation for a Frame Relay PVC.

Note If the encapsulation type is not configured explicitly for a PVC, then that PVC inherits the encapsulation type from the main serial interface.

Step 5 

service-policy {input | output} policy-map

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# service-policy output policy1

Attaches a policy map to an input subinterface or output subinterface. Once attached, the policy map is used as the service policy for the subinterface.

Step 6 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# end

or

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-subif)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 7 

configure

interface serial instance.subinterface

pvc dlci

encap [cisco | ietf]

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config)# interface serial 0/6/0/1.10

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# pvc dlci

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-fr-vc)# encap cisco

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-fr-vc)# commit

Repeat Step 1 through Step 6 to bring up the serial subinterface and any associated PVC at the other end of the connection.

Note The configuration on both ends of the subinterface connection must match.

Step 8 

show frame-relay pvc dlci-number

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show frame-relay pvc 20

(Optional) Verifies the configuration of specified serial interface.

What to do Next

To attach a Layer 3 QOS service policy to the PVC under the PVC submode, refer to the appropriate Cisco IOS XR software configuration guide.

To modify the default Frame Relay configuration on serial interfaces that have Frame Relay encapsulation enabled, see the "Modifying the Default Frame Relay Configuration on an Interface" module later in this manual.

Modifying the Keepalive Interval on Serial Interfaces

Perform this task to modify the keepalive interval on serial interfaces that have Cisco HDLC or PPP encapsulation enabled.


Note When you enable Cisco HDLC or PPP encapsulation on a serial interface, the default keepalive interval is 10 seconds. Use this procedure to modify that default keepalive interval.



Note Cisco HDLC is enabled by default on serial interfaces.


Prerequisites

Before you can modify the keepalive timer configuration, you must ensure that Cisco HDLC or PPP encapsulation is enabled on the interface. Use the encapsulation command to enable Cisco HDLC or PPP encapsulation on the interface, as described in the "Configuring Optional Serial Interface Parameters" section.

Restrictions

During MDR, the keepalive interval must be 10 seconds or more.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. configure

2. interface serial instance

3. keepalive {seconds | disable}
or
no keepalive

4. end
or
commit

5. show interfaces type instance

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

configure

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface serial instance

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/1/0/0

Specifies the serial interface name and notation rack/slot/module/port and enters interface configuration mode.

Step 3 

keepalive {seconds | disable}

or

no keepalive

Example:
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# keepalive 3

or

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# no keepalive

Specifies the number of seconds between keepalive messages.

Use the keepalive disable command, the no keepalive, or the keepalive command with an argument of 0 to disable the keepalive feature.

Range is from 1 through 30 seconds.

Default is 10 seconds.

If keepalives are configured on an interface, use the no keepalive command to disable the keepalive feature before you configure Frame Relay encapsulation on that interface.

Step 4 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# end

or

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 5 

show interfaces serial instance

Example:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show interfaces serial 0/1/0/0

(Optional) Verifies the interface configuration.

How to Configure a Layer 2 Attachment Circuit

The Layer 2 AC configuration tasks are described in the following procedures:

Creating a Serial Layer 2 Subinterface with a PVC

Configuring Optional Serial Layer 2 PVC Parameters


Note After you configure an interface for Layer 2 switching, no routing commands such as ipv4 address are permissible. If any routing commands are configured on the interface, then the l2transport command is rejected.


Creating a Serial Layer 2 Subinterface with a PVC

The procedure in this section creates a Layer 2 subinterface with a PVC.

Prerequisites

Before you can create a subinterface on an serial interface, you must bring up an serial interface, as described in the "Bringing Up a Serial Interface" section.

Restrictions

Only one PVC can be configured for each serial subinterface.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. configure

2. interface serial instance.subinterface l2transport

3. pvc vpi/vci

4. end
or
commit

5. Repeat Step 1 through Step 4 to bring up the serial subinterface and any associated PVC at the other end of the AC.

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

configure

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface serial instance.subinterface l2transport

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/6/0/1.10 l2transport

Creates a subinterface and enters serial subinterface configuration mode for that subinterface.

Step 3 

pvc vpi/vci

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# pvc 5/20

Creates an serial permanent virtual circuit (PVC) and enters serial Layer 2 transport PVC configuration mode.

Note Only one PVC is allowed per subinterface.

Step 4 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-fr-vc)# end

or

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-fr-vc)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 5 

Repeat Step 1 through Step 4 to bring up the serial subinterface and any associated PVC at the other end of the AC.

Brings up the AC.

Note The configuration on both ends of the AC must match.

What to do Next

To configure optional PVC parameters, see the "Configuring Optional Serial Layer 2 PVC Parameters" section.

To configure a point-to-point pseudowire XConnect on the AC you just created, see the "Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3 on Cisco IOS XR Software" module of Cisco IOS XR Multiprotocol Label Switching Configuration Guide.

Configuring Optional Serial Layer 2 PVC Parameters

This task describes the commands you can use to modify the default configuration on a serial Layer 2 PVC.

Prerequisites

Before you can modify the default PVC configuration, you must create the PVC on a Layer 2 subinterface, as described in the "Creating a Serial Layer 2 Subinterface with a PVC" section.

Restrictions

The configuration on both ends of the PVC must match for the connection to be active.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. configure

2. interface serial instance.subinterface l2transport

3. pvc dlci

4. encap [cisco | ietf]

5. service-policy {input | output} policy-map

6. fragment end-to-end fragment-size

7. end
or
commit

8. Repeat Step 1 through Step 7 to configure the PVC at the other end of the AC.

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

configure

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface serial instance.subinterface l2transport

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/6/0/1.10 l2transport

Enters serial subinterface configuration mode for a Layer 2 serial subinterface.

Step 3 

pvc dlci

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# pvc 100

Enters serial Frame Relay PVC configuration mode for the specified PVC.

Step 4 

encap {cisco | ietf}

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-fr-vc)# encapsulation aal5

Configures the encapsulation for a Frame Relay PVC.

Step 5 

fragment end-to-end fragment-size

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-fr-vc)# fragment end-to-end 100

Enables fragmentation of Frame Relay frames on an interface.

Replace fragment-size with the number of payload bytes from the original Frame Relay frame that will go into each fragment. This number excludes the Frame Relay header of the original frame.

Valid values are from 16 to 1600; the default is 53.

Step 6 

service-policy {input | output} policy-map

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# service-policy output policy1

Attaches a policy map to an input subinterface or output subinterface. Once attached, the policy map is used as the service policy for the subinterface.

Step 7 

end

or

commit

Example:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-serial-l2transport-pv c)# end

or

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-serial-l2transport-pv c)# commit

Saves configuration changes.

When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:

Uncommitted changes found, commit them before 
exiting(yes/no/cancel)? 
[cancel]:
 
        

Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.

Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.

Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.

Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file and remain within the configuration session.

Step 8 

Repeat Step 1 through Step 7 to configure the PVC at the other end of the AC.

Brings up the AC.

Note The configuration on both ends of the connection must match.

What to do Next

To configure a point-to-point pseudowire XConnect on the AC you just created, see the "Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3 on Cisco IOS XR Software" module of Cisco IOS XR Multiprotocol Label Switching Configuration Guide.

Configuration Examples for Serial Interfaces

This section provides the following configuration examples:

Bringing Up and Configuring a Serial Interface with Cisco HDLC Encapsulation: Example

Configuring a Serial Interface with Frame Relay Encapsulation: Example

Configuring a Serial Interface with PPP Encapsulation: Example

Bringing Up and Configuring a Serial Interface with Cisco HDLC Encapsulation: Example

The following example shows how to bring up a basic serial interface with Cisco HDLC encapsulation:

RP/0/0/CPU0:Router#config
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if)# ipv4 address 192.0.2.2 255.255.255.252
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if)# no shutdown
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# end
Uncommitted changes found, commit them? [yes]: yes
 
   

The following example shows how to configure the interval between keepalive messages to be 10 seconds:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configure
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# keepalive 10
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# commit
 
   

The following example shows how to modify the optional serial interface parameters:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configure
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if)# serial
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if-serial)# crc 16
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if-serial)# invert
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if-serial)# scramble
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if-serial)# transmit-delay 3
RP/0/0/CPU0:Router(config-if-serial)# commit
 
   

The following is sample output from the show interfaces serial command:

RP/0/0/CPU0:Router# show interfaces serial 0/0/3/0/5:23
Serial0/0/3/0/5:23 is down, line protocol is down
  Hardware is Serial network interface(s)
  Internet address is Unknown
  MTU 1504 bytes, BW 64 Kbit
     reliability 143/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255
  Encapsulation HDLC, crc 16,  loopback not set, keepalive set (10 sec)
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters 18:11:15
  5 minute input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
  5 minute output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
     2764 packets input, 2816 bytes, 3046 total input drops
     0 drops for unrecognized upper-level protocol
     Received 0 broadcast packets, 0 multicast packets
              0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles, 0 parity
     3046 input errors, 1 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 2764 ignored, 281 abort
     2764 packets output, 60804 bytes, 0 total output drops
     Output 0 broadcast packets, 0 multicast packets
     0 output errors, 0 underruns, 0 applique, 0 resets
     0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
     0 carrier transitions

Configuring a Serial Interface with Frame Relay Encapsulation: Example

The following example shows how to bring up a serial interface with Frame Relay encapsulation:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure
RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config)# interface 
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0
RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# encapsulation frame-relay
RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# no shutdown
RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-if)# end
Uncommitted changes found, commit them? [yes]: yes
 
   

The following example shows how create a serial subinterface with a PVC on the main serial interface:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configure
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0.10 point-to-point
RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)#ipv4 address 10.46.8.6/24

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-subif)# pvc 20

RP/0/0/CPU0:router (config-fr-vc)# encapsulation ietf

RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config-subif)# commit

Configuring a Serial Interface with PPP Encapsulation: Example

The following example shows how to create and configure a serial interface with PPP encapsulation:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configure
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# ipv4 address 172.18.189.38 255.255.255.224
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# encapsulation ppp
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# no shutdown
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# ppp authentication chap MIS-access
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# end
Uncommitted changes found, commit them? [yes]: yes
 
   

The following example shows how to configure serial interface 0/3/0/0/0:0 to allow two additional retries after an initial authentication failure (for a total of three failed authentication attempts):

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# configuration
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config)# interface serial 0/3/0/0/0:0
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# encapsulation ppp
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# ppp authentication chap
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# ppp max-bad-auth 3
RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router(config-if)# end
Uncommitted changes found, commit them? [yes]: yes

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to T3/E3 and T1/E1 controllers and serial interfaces.

Related Documents

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Document Title

Cisco IOS XR master command reference

Cisco IOS XR Master Commands List

Cisco IOS XR interface configuration commands

Cisco IOS XR Interface and Hardware Component Command Reference

Initial system bootup and configuration information for a router using Cisco IOS XR software

Cisco IOS XR Getting Started Guide

Cisco IOS XR AAA services configuration information

Cisco IOS XR System Security Configuration Guide and
Cisco IOS XR System Security Command Reference

Information about configuring interfaces and other components on the Cisco CRS-1 from a remote Craft Works Interface (CWI) client management application

Cisco CRS-1 Series Carrier Routing System Craft Works Interface Configuration Guide


Standards

Standards
Title

FRF.1.2

PVC User-to-Network Interface (UNI) Implementation Agreement - July 2000

ANSI T1.617 Annex D

ITU Q.933 Annex A


MIBs

MIBs
MIBs Link

To locate and download MIBs using Cisco IOS XR software, use the Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL and choose a platform under the Cisco Access Products menu: http://cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml


RFCs

RFCs
Title

RFC 1294

Multiprotocol Interconnect Over Frame Relay

RFC 1490

Multiprotocol Interconnect Over Frame Relay

RFC 2427

Multiprotocol Interconnect Over Frame Relay

RFC 1586

Guidelines for Running OSPF Over Frame Relay Networks

RFC 1315

Management Information Base for Frame Relay DTEs

RFC 2115

Management Information Base for Frame Relay DTEs Using SMIv2

RFC 1604

Definitions of Managed Objects for Frame Relay Service

RFC 2954

Definitions of Managed Objects for Frame Relay Service

RFC 2390

Inverse Address Resolution Protocol


Technical Assistance

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