L2VPN Interworking

L2VPN Interworking

Last Updated: December 23, 2011

Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (L2VPN) Interworking allows you to connect disparate attachment circuits. This feature module explains how to configure the following L2VPN Interworking features:

  • Ethernet/VLAN to ATM AAL5 Interworking
  • Ethernet/VLAN to Frame Relay Interworking
  • Ethernet/VLAN to PPP Interworking
  • Ethernet to VLAN Interworking
  • Frame Relay to ATM AAL5 Interworking
  • Frame Relay to PPP Interworking
  • Ethernet/VLAN to ATM virtual channel identifier (VPI) and virtual channel identifier (VCI) Interworking
  • L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM

Finding Feature Information

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Prerequisites for L2VPN Interworking

Before you configure L2VPN Interworking on a router:

  • You must enable Cisco Express Forwarding.
  • On the Cisco 12000 series Internet router, before you configure Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol version 3 (L2TPv3) for L2VPN Interworking on an IP Services Engine (ISE/Engine 3) or Engine 5 interface, you must also enable the L2VPN feature bundle on the line card.

To enable the feature bundle, enter the hw-module slot np mode feature command in global configuration mode as follows:

Router# configure terminal 
Router(config)# hw-module slot slot-number np mode feature

Restrictions for L2VPN Interworking

General Restrictions

This section lists general restrictions that apply to L2VPN Interworking. Other restrictions that are platform-specific or device-specific are listed in the following sections.

  • The interworking type on one provider edge (PE) router must match the interworking type on the peer PE router.
  • The following quality of service (QoS) features are supported with L2VPN Interworking:
    • Static IP type of service (ToS) or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) experimental bit (EXP) setting in tunnel header
    • IP ToS reflection in tunnel header (Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3) only)
    • Frame Relay policing
    • Frame Relay data-link connection identifier (DLCI)-based congestion management (Cisco 7500/Versatile Interface Processor (VIP))
    • One-to-one mapping of VLAN priority bits to MPLS EXP bits
  • Only ATM AAL5 VC mode is supported; ATM VP and port mode are not supported.
  • In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(52)SE and Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE, the encapsulation command supports only the mpls keyword. The l2tpv3 keyword is not supported. The interworking command supports only the ethernet and vlan keywords. The ip keyword is not supported.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers Restrictions

The following line cards are supported on the Cisco 7600 series router. The first table below shows the line cards that are supported on the WAN (ATM, Frame Relay, or PPP) side of the interworking link. The second table below shows the line cards that are supported on the Ethernet side of the interworking link. For more details on the Cisco 7600 routers supported shared port adapters and line cards, see the following document:

Table 1Cisco 7600 Series Routers: Supported Line Cards for the WAN Side

Interworking Type

Core-Facing Line Cards

Customer-Edge Line Cards

Ethernet (bridged) (ATM and Frame Relay)

Any

EflexWAN SIP-200 SIP-400

IP (routed) (ATM, Frame Relay, and PPP)

Any

EflexWAN SIP-200

Table 2Cisco 7600 Series Routers: Supported Line Cards for the Ethernet Side

Interworking Type

Ethernet over MPLS Mode

Core-Facing Line Cards

Customer-Edge Line Cards

Ethernet (bridged)

Policy feature card (PFC) based

Any, except optical service module (OSM) and ES40

Catalyst LAN SIP-600

Ethernet (bridged)

Switched virtual interface (SVI) based

EflexWAN ES20 ES+40 SIP-200 SIP-400 SIP-600

Catalyst LAN EflexWAN (with MPB) ES20 ES+40 SIP-200 (with MPB) SIP-400 (with MPB) SIP-600

Ethernet (bridged)

Scalable (with E-MPB)

Any, except OSM

ES20 SIP-600 and SIP-400 with Gigabit Ethernet (GE) SPA

IP (routed)

PFC-based

Catalyst LAN SIP-600

Note: PFC-based mode is not supported with routed interworking in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD. Use SVI, Scalable, or Ethernet virtual connection (EVC) based Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) instead.

Catalyst LAN SIP-600

Note: PFC-based mode is not supported with routed interworking in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD. Use SVI, Scalable, or EVC-based EoMPLS instead.

IP (routed)

SVI-based

Any, except Catalyst LAN and OSM.

Catalyst LAN EflexWAN (with MPB) ES20 SIP-200 (with MPB) SIP-400 (with MPB) SIP-600

The following restrictions apply to the Cisco 7600 series routers and L2VPN Interworking:

  • OAM Emulation is not required with L2VPN Interworking on the SIP-200, SIP-400, and Flexwan2 line cards.
  • Cisco 7600 series routers support the L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature starting in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE. This feature has the following restrictions:
    • PFC-based EoMPLS is not supported.
    • Scalable and SVI-based EoMPLS are supported with the SIP-400 line card.
  • The Cisco 7600 series routers do not support L2VPN Interworking over L2TPv3.
  • Cisco 7600 series routers support only the following interworking types:
    • Ethernet/VLAN to Frame Relay (IP and Ethernet modes)
    • Ethernet/VLAN to ATM AAL5SNAP (IP and Ethernet modes)
    • Ethernet/VLAN to PPP (IP only)
    • Ethernet to VLAN Interworking
  • Cisco 7600 series routers do not support the following interworking types:
    • Ethernet/VLAN to ATM AAL5MUX
    • Frame Relay to PPP Interworking
    • Frame Relay to ATM AAL5 Interworking
  • Both ends of the interworking link must be configured with the same encapsulation and interworking type:
    • If you use Ethernet encapsulation, you must use the Ethernet (bridged) interworking type. If you are not using Ethernet encapsulation, you can use a bridging mechanism, such as routed bridge encapsulation (RBE).
    • If you use an IP encapsulation (such as ATM or Frame Relay), you must use the IP (routed) interworking type. The PE routers negotiate the process for learning and resolving addresses.
    • You must use the same MTU size on the attachment circuits at each end of the pseudowire.
  • PFC-based EoMPLS is not supported on ES40 line cards. SVI and EVC/scalable EoMPLS are the alternative options.
  • PFC-based EoMPLS is not supported for Routed/IP interworking in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD and later releases. The alternative Routed/IP interworking options are SVI and EVC or scalable EoMPLS. However, PFC-based EoMPLS is supported for Ethernet/Bridged interworking and for like-to-like over AToM.

Cisco 12000 Series Router Restrictions

For more information about hardware requirements on the Cisco12000 series routers, see the Cross-Platform Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.0S.

For QOS support on the Cisco 12000 series routers, see Any Transport over MPLS (AToM): Layer 2 QoS (Quality of Service) for the Cisco 12000 Series Router

Frame Relay to PPP and High-Level Data Link Control Interworking

The Cisco 12000 series Internet router does not support L2VPN Interworking with PPP and high-level data link control (HDLC) transport types in Cisco IOS releases earlier than Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)S.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)S and later releases, the Cisco 12000 series Internet router supports L2VPN interworking for Frame Relay over MPLS and PPP and HDLC over MPLS only on the following shared port adapters (SPAs):

  • ISE/Engine 3 SPAs:
    • SPA-2XCT3/DS0 (2-port channelized T3 to DS0)
    • SPA-4XCT3/DS0 (4-port channelized T3 to DS0)
  • Engine 5 SPAs:
    • SPA-1XCHSTM1/OC-3 (1-port channelized STM-1c/OC-3c to DS0)
    • SPA-8XCHT1/E1 (8-port channelized T1/E1)
    • SPA-2XOC-48-POS/RPR (2-port OC-48/STM16 POS/RPR)
    • SPA-OC-192POS-LR (1-port OC-192/STM64 POS/RPR)
    • SPA-OC-192POS-XFP (1-port OC-192/STM64 POS/RPR)

L2VPN Interworking over L2TPv3

On the Cisco 12000 series Internet router, Ethernet (bridged) interworking is not supported for L2TPv3. Only IP (routed) interworking is supported.

IP (routed) interworking is not supported in an L2TPv3 pseudowire that is configured for data sequencing (using the sequencing command).

In Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)SY and later releases, the Cisco 12000 series Internet router supports L2VPN Interworking over L2TPv3 tunnels in IP mode on ISE and Engine 5 line cards as follows:

  • On an ISE interface configured for L2TPv3 tunneling, the following Layer 2 encapsulations are supported:
    • ATM adaptation layer type-5 (AAL5)
    • Ethernet
    • 802.1q (VLAN)
    • Frame Relay DLCI
  • On an Engine 5 interface configured for L2TPv3 tunneling, the following Layer 2 encapsulations are supported:
    • Ethernet
    • 802.1q (VLAN)
    • Frame Relay DLCI

For more information, refer to Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3.

The only frame format supported for L2TPv3 interworking on Engine 5 Ethernet SPAs is Ethernet Version 2 (also known as Ethernet II) with the Ether type 0x0800 value set as Internet Protocol Payload and (optionally) 802.1q VLAN. Ethernet packets with other Ethernet frame formats are dropped.

Remote Ethernet Port Shutdown Support

The Cisco Remote Ethernet Port Shutdown feature (which minimizes potential data loss after a remote link failure) is supported only on the following Engine 5 Ethernet SPAs:

  • SPA-8XFE (8-port Fast Ethernet)
  • SPA-2X1GE (2-port Gigabit Ethernet)
  • SPA-5X1GE (5-port Gigabit Ethernet)
  • SPA-10X1GE (10-port Gigabit Ethernet)
  • SPA-1X10GE (1-port 10-Gigabit Ethernet)

For more information about this feature, refer to Any Transport over MPLS (AToM): Remote Ethernet Port Shutdown.

L2VPN Any-to-Any Interworking on Engine 5 Line Cards

The table below shows the different combinations of transport types supported for L2VPN interworking on Engine 3 and Engine 5 SPA interfaces connected through an attachment circuit over MPLS or L2TPv3.

Table 3Engine 3 and Engine 5 Line Cards/SPAs Supported for L2VPN Interworking

Attachment Circuit 1 (AC1)

Attachment Circuit 2 (AC2)

Interworking Mode

AC1 Engine Type and Line Card/SPA

AC2 Engine Type and Line Card/SPA

Frame Relay

Frame Relay

IP

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 3 ATM line cards

Frame Relay

ATM

Ethernet

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 3 ATM line cards

Frame Relay

ATM

IP

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 3 ATM line cards

Frame Relay

Ethernet

Ethernet

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Frame Relay

Ethernet

IP

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Frame Relay

VLAN

Ethernet

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Frame Relay

VLAN

IP

Engine 5 POS and channelized

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

IP

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Ethernet

VLAN

Ethernet

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Ethernet

VLAN

IP

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

ATM

Ethernet

Ethernet

Engine 3 ATM line cards

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

ATM

Ethernet

IP

Engine 3 ATM line cards

Engine 5 Gigabit Ethernet

On the Cisco 12000 series Engine 3 line card, Network Layer Protocol ID (NLPID) encapsulation is not supported in routed mode; and neither NLPID nor AAL5MUX is supported in bridged mode.

  • On the Cisco 12000 series Internet router, Ethernet (bridged) interworking is not supported for L2TPv3.

In an L2VPN Interworking configuration, after you configure L2TPv3 tunnel encapsulation for a pseudowire using the encapsulation l2tpv3command, you cannot enter the interworking ethernet command.

  • On Ethernet SPAs on the Cisco 12000 series Internet router, the only frame format supported for L2TPv3 interworking is Ethernet Version 2 (also known as Ethernet II) with the Ether type 0x0800 value set as Internet Protocol Payload and [optionally] 802.1q VLAN.

Ethernet packets with other Ethernet frame formats are dropped.

ATM AAL5 Interworking Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to ATM AAL5 Interworking:

  • Switched virtual circuits (SVCs) are not supported.
  • Inverse Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is not supported with IP interworking.
  • Customer edge (CE) routers must use point-to-point subinterfaces or static maps.
  • Both AAL5MUX and AAL5SNAP encapsulation are supported. In the case of AAL5MUX, no translation is needed.
  • In the Ethernet end-to-end over ATM scenario, the following translations are supported:
    • Ethernet without LAN frame check sequence (FCS) (AAAA030080C200070000)
    • Spanning tree (AAAA030080c2000E)

Everything else is dropped.

  • In the IP over ATM scenario, the IPv4 (AAAA030000000800) translation is supported. Everything else is dropped.
  • Operation, Administration, and Management (OAM) emulation for L2VPN Interworking is the same as like-to-like. The end-to-end F5 loopback cells are looped back on the PE router. When the pseudowire is down, an F5 end-to-end segment Alarm Indication Signal (AIS)/Remote Defect Identification (RDI) is sent from the PE router to the CE router.
  • Interim Local Management Interface (ILMI) can manage virtual circuits (VCs) and permanent virtual circuits (PVCs).
  • To enable ILMI management, configure ILMI PVC 0/16 on the PE router's ATM interface. If a PVC is provisioned or deleted, an ilmiVCCChange trap is sent to the CE router.
  • Only the user side of the User-Network Interface (UNI) is supported; the network side of the UNI is not supported.

Ethernet VLAN Interworking Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to Ethernet/VLAN interworking:

  • When you configure VLAN to Ethernet interworking, VLAN to Frame Relay (routed), or ATM using Ethernet (bridged) interworking, the PE router on the Ethernet side that receives a VLAN tagged frame from the CE router removes the VLAN tag. In the reverse direction, the PE router adds the VLAN tag to the frame before sending the frame to the CE router.

(If you enable the L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature with the interworking vlan command, VLAN ID is included as part of the Ethernet frame. See the VLAN Interworking for more information. )

  • In bridged interworking from VLAN to Frame Relay, the Frame Relay PE router does not strip off VLAN tags from the Ethernet traffic it receives.
  • The Cisco 10720 Internet router supports Ethernet to VLAN Interworking Ethernet only over L2TPv3.
  • Ethernet interworking for a raw Ethernet port or a VLAN trunk is not supported. Traffic streams are not kept separate when traffic is sent between transport types.
  • In routed mode, only one CE router can be attached to an Ethernet PE router.
  • There must be a one-to-one relationship between an attachment circuit and the pseudowire. Point-to-multipoint or multipoint-to-point configurations are not supported.
  • Configure routing protocols for point-to-point operation on the CE routers when configuring an Ethernet to non-Ethernet setup.
  • In the IP interworking mode, the IPv4 (0800) translation is supported. The PE router captures ARP (0806) packets and responds with its own MAC address (proxy ARP). Everything else is dropped.
  • The Ethernet or VLAN must contain only two IP devices: PE router and CE router. The PE router performs proxy ARP and responds to all ARP requests it receives. Therefore, only one CE and one PE router should be on the Ethernet or VLAN segment.
  • If the CE routers are doing static routing, you can perform the following tasks:
    • The PE router needs to learn the MAC address of the CE router to correctly forward traffic to it. The Ethernet PE router sends an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Router discovery protocol (RDP) solicitation message with the source IP address as zero. The Ethernet CE router responds to this solicitation message. To configure the Cisco CE router's Ethernet or VLAN interface to respond to the ICMP RDP solicitation message, issue the ip irdpcommand in interface configuration mode. If you do not configure the CE router, traffic is dropped until the CE router sends traffic toward the PE router.
    • To disable the CE routers from running the router discovery protocol, issue the ip irdp maxadvertinterval 0 command in interface mode.
  • This restriction applies if you configure interworking between Ethernet and VLAN with Catalyst switches as the CE routers. The spanning tree protocol is supported for Ethernet interworking. Ethernet interworking between an Ethernet port and a VLAN supports spanning tree protocol only on VLAN 1. Configure VLAN 1 as a nonnative VLAN.
  • When you change the interworking configuration on an Ethernet PE router, clear the ARP entry on the adjacent CE router so that it can learn the new MAC address. Otherwise, you might experience traffic drops.

Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature, which allows the VLAN ID to be included as part of the Ethernet frame:

  • The L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature is supported on the following releases:
    • Cisco IOS release 12.2(52)SE for the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro switches
    • Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE for the Cisco 7600 series routers
  • L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM is not supported with L2TPv3. You can configure the featue only with AToM.
  • If the interface on the PE router is a VLAN interface, it is not necessary to specify the interworking vlan command on that PE router.
  • The L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature works only with the following attachment circuit combinations:
    • Ethernet to Ethernet
    • Ethernet to VLAN
    • VLAN to VLAN
  • If you specify an interworking type on a PE router, that interworking type must be enforced. The interworking type must match on both PE routers. Otherwise, the VC may be in an incompatible state and remain in the down state. If the attachment circuit (AC) is VLAN, the PE router can negotiate (autosense) the VC type using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP).

For example, both PE1 and PE2 use Ethernet interfaces, and VLAN interworking is specified on PE1 only. PE2 is not configured with an interworking type and cannot autosense the interworking type. The result is an incompatible state where the VC remains in the down state.

On the other hand, if PE1 uses an Ethernet interface and VLAN interworking is enabled (which will enforce VLAN as the VC type), and PE2 uses a VLAN interface and interworking is not enabled (which causes PE2 to use Ethernet as its default VC type), PE2 can autosense and negotiate the interworking type and select VLAN as the VC type.

The table below summarizes shows the AC types, interworking options, and VC types after negotiation.

Table 4Negotiating Ethernet and VLAN Interworking Types

PE1 AC Type

Interworking Option

PE2 AC Type

Interworking Option

VC Type after Negotiation

Ethernet

none

Ethernet

none

Ethernet

Vlan

none

Ethernet

none

Ethernet

Ethernet

none

Vlan

none

Ethernet

Vlan

none

Vlan

none

Ethernet

Ethernet

Vlan

Ethernet

none

Incompatible

Vlan

Vlan

Ethernet

none

Incompatible

Ethernet

Vlan

Vlan

none

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

none

Vlan

Ethernet

none

Ethernet

Vlan

Incompatible

Vlan

none

Ethernet

Vlan

Vlan

Ethernet

none

Vlan

Vlan

Incompatible

Vlan

none

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Ethernet

Vlan

Ethernet

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Ethernet

Vlan

Vlan

Ethernet

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Vlan

Frame Relay Interworking Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to Frame Relay interworking:

  • The attachment circuit maximum transmission unit (MTU) sizes must match when you connect them over MPLS. By default, the MTU size associated with a Frame Relay DLCI is the interface MTU. This may cause problems, for example, when connecting some DLCIs on a PoS interface (with a default MTU of 4470 bytes) to Ethernet or VLAN (with a default MTU of 1500 bytes) and other DLCIs on the same PoS interface to ATM (with a default MTU of 4470 bytes). To avoid reducing all the interface MTUs to the lowest common denominator (1500 bytes in this case), you can specify the MTU for individual DLCIs using the mtu command.
  • Only DLCI mode is supported. Port mode is not supported.
  • Configure Frame Relay switching to use DCE or Network-to-Network Interface (NNI). DTE mode does not report status in the Local Management Interface (LMI) process. If a Frame Relay over MPLS circuit goes down and the PE router is in DTE mode, the CE router is never informed of the disabled circuit. You must configure the frame-relay switching command in global configuration mode in order to configure DCE or NNI.
  • Frame Relay policing is non-distributed on the Cisco 7500 series routers. If you enable Frame Relay policing, traffic is sent to the route switch processor for processing.
  • Inverse ARP is not supported with IP interworking. CE routers must use point-to-point subinterfaces or static maps.
  • The PE router automatically supports translation of both the Cisco encapsulations and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) encapsulations that come from the CE, but translates only to IETF when sending to the CE router. This is not a problem for the Cisco CE router, because it can handle IETF encapsulation on receipt even if it is configured to send Cisco encapsulation.
  • With Ethernet interworking, the following translations are supported:
    • Ethernet without LAN FCS (0300800080C20007 or 6558)
    • Spanning tree (0300800080C2000E or 4242)

All other translations are dropped.

  • With IP interworking, the IPv4 (03CC or 0800) translation is supported. All other translations are dropped.
  • PVC status signaling works the same way as in like-to-like case. The PE router reports the PVC status to the CE router, based on the availability of the pseudowire. PVC status detected by the PE router will also be reflected into the pseudowire. LMI to OAM interworking is supported when you connect Frame Relay to ATM.

PPP Interworking Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to PPP interworking:

  • There must be a one-to-one relationship between a PPP session and the pseudowire. Multiplexing of multiple PPP sessions over the pseudowire is not supported.
  • There must be a one-to-one relationship between a PPP session and a Frame Relay DLCI. Each Frame Relay PVC must have only one PPP session.
  • Only IP (IPv4 (0021) interworking is supported. Link Control Protocol (LCP) packets and Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP) packets are terminated at the PE router. Everything else is dropped.
  • Proxy IPCP is automatically enabled on the PE router when IP interworking is configured on the pseudowire.
  • By default, the PE router assumes that the CE router knows the remote CE router's IP address.
  • Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) and Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authentication are supported.

Information About L2VPN Interworking

Overview of L2VPN Interworking

Layer 2 transport over MPLS and IP already exists for like-to-like attachment circuits, such as Ethernet-to-Ethernet or PPP-to-PPP. L2VPN Interworking builds on this functionality by allowing disparate attachment circuits to be connected. An interworking function facilitates the translation between the different Layer 2 encapsulations. The figure below is an example of Layer 2 interworking, where ATM and Frame Relay packets travel over the MPLS cloud.

Figure 1ATM to Frame Relay Interworking Example


The L2VPN Interworking feature supports Ethernet, 802.1Q (VLAN), Frame Relay, ATM AAL5, and PPP attachment circuits over MPLS and L2TPv3. The features and restrictions for like-to-like functionality also apply to L2VPN Interworking.

L2VPN Interworking Modes

L2VPN Interworking works in either Ethernet ("bridged") mode, IP ("routed"), or Ethernet VLAN mode. You specify the mode by issuing the interworking {ethernet | ip |vlan} command in pseudowire-class configuration mode.

Ethernet (Bridged) Interworking

The ethernet keyword causes Ethernet frames to be extracted from the attachment circuit and sent over the pseudowire. Ethernet end-to-end transmission is assumed. Attachment circuit frames that are not Ethernet are dropped. In the case of VLAN, the VLAN tag is removed, leaving an untagged Ethernet frame.

Ethernet Interworking is also called bridged interworking. Ethernet frames are bridged across the pseudowire. The CE routers could be natively bridging Ethernet or could be routing using a bridged encapsulation model, such as Bridge Virtual Interface (BVI) or RBE. The PE routers operate in Ethernet like-to-like mode.

This mode is used to offer the following services:

  • LAN services--An example is an enterprise that has several sites, where some sites have Ethernet connectivity to the service provider (SP) network and others have ATM connectivity. The enterprise wants LAN connectivity to all its sites. In this case, traffic from the Ethernet or VLAN of one site can be sent through the IP/MPLS network and encapsulated as bridged traffic over an ATM VC of another site.
  • Connectivity services--An example is an enterprise that has different sites that are running an Internal Gateway Protocol (IGP) routing protocol, which has incompatible procedures on broadcast and nonbroadcast links. The enterprise has several sites that are running an IGP, such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) or Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS), between the sites. In this scenario, some of the procedures (such as route advertisement or designated router) depend on the underlying Layer 2 protocol and are different for a point-to-point ATM connection versus a broadcast Ethernet connection. Therefore, the bridged encapsulation over ATM can be used to achieve homogenous Ethernet connectivity between the CE routers running the IGP.

IP (Routed) Interworking

The ip keyword causes IP packets to be extracted from the attachment circuit and sent over the pseudowire. Attachment circuit frames that do not contain IPv4 packets are dropped.

IP Interworking is also called routed interworking. The CE routers encapsulate IP on the link between the CE and PE routers. A new VC type is used to signal the IP pseudowire in MPLS and L2TPv3. Translation between the Layer 2 and IP encapsulations across the pseudowire is required. Special consideration needs to be given to address resolution and routing protocol operation, because these are handled differently on different Layer 2 encapsulations.

This mode is used to provide IP connectivity between sites, regardless of the Layer 2 connectivity to these sites. It is different from a Layer 3 VPN because it is point-to-point in nature and the service provider does not maintain any customer routing information.

Address resolution is encapsulation dependent:

  • Ethernet uses ARP
  • Frame Relay and ATM use Inverse ARP
  • PPP uses IPCP

Therefore, address resolution must be terminated on the PE router. End-to-end address resolution is not supported. Routing protocols operate differently over broadcast and point-to-point media. For Ethernet, the CE routers must either use static routing or configure the routing protocols to treat the Ethernet side as a point-to-point network.

VLAN Interworking

The vlan keyword allows the VLAN ID to be included as part of the Ethernet frame. In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(52)SE, you can configure Catalyst 3750 Metro switches to use Ethernet VLAN for Ethernet (bridged) interworking. You can specify the Ethernet VLAN (type 4) by issuing the interworking vlan command in pseudowire-class configuration mode. This allows the VLAN ID to be included as part of the Ethernet frame. In releases previous to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(52)SE, the only way to achieve VLAN encapsulation is to ensure the CE router is connected to the PE router through an Ethernet VLAN interface/subinterface.

L2VPN Interworking Support Matrix

The supported L2VPN Interworking features are listed in the table below.

Table 5L2VPN Interworking Supported Features

Feature

MPLS or L2TPv3 Support

IP or Ethernet Support

Ethernet/VLAN to ATM AAL5

MPLS L2TPv3 (12000 series only)

IP Ethernet

Ethernet/VLAN to Frame Relay

MPLS L2TPv3

IP Ethernet

Ethernet/VLAN to PPP

MPLS

IP

Ethernet to VLAN

MPLS L2TPv3

IP Ethernet1

L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM

MPLS

Ethernet VLAN

Frame Relay to ATM AAL5

MPLS L2TPv3 (12000 series only)

IP

Frame Relay to Ethernet or VLAN

MPLS L2TPv3

IP Ethernet

Frame Relay to PPP

MPLS L2TPv3

IP

Note : On the Cisco 12000 series Internet router:

  • Ethernet (bridged) interworking is not supported for L2TPv3.
  • IP (routed) interworking is not supported in an L2TPv3 pseudowire configured for data sequencing (using the sequencing command).
1 With the L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature, VLAN interworking can also be supported. For more information, see the "VLAN Interworking" section on page 14 .

Static IP Addresses for L2VPN Interworking for PPP

If the PE router needs to perform address resolution with the local CE router for PPP, you can configure the remote CE router's IP address on the PE router. Issue the ppp ipcp address proxy command with the remote CE router's IP address on the PE router's xconnect PPP interface. The following example shows a sample configuration:

pseudowire-class ip-interworking
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ip
interface Serial2/0
 encapsulation ppp
 xconnect 10.0.0.2 200 pw-class ip-interworking
 ppp ipcp address proxy 10.65.32.14 

You can also configure the remote CE router's IP address on the local CE router with the peer default ip address command if the local CE router performs address resolution.

How to Configure L2VPN Interworking

Configuring L2VPN Interworking

L2VPN Interworking allows you to connect disparate attachment circuits. Configuring the L2VPN Interworking feature requires that you add the interworking command to the list of commands that make up the pseudowire. The steps for configuring the pseudowire for L2VPN Interworking are included in this section. You use the interworkingcommand as part of the overall AToM or L2TPv3 configuration. For specific instructions on configuring AToM or L2TPv3, see the following documents:

  • Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol Version 3
  • Any Transport over MPLS
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    hw-module slot slot-number np mode feature

4.    pseudowire-class name

5.    encapsulation {mpls | l2tpv3}

6.    interworking {ethernet | ip} | vlan}


DETAILED STEPS
 Command or ActionPurpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
hw-module slot slot-number np mode feature


Example:

Router(config)# hw-module slot 3 np mode feature

 

(Optional) Enables L2VPN Interworking functionality on the Cisco 12000 series router.

Note    Enter this command only on a Cisco 12000 series Internet router if you use L2TPv3 for L2VPN Interworking on an ISE (Engine 3) or Engine 5 interface. In this case, you must first enable the L2VPN feature bundle on the line card by entering the hw-module slot slot-number np mode feature command.
 
Step 4
pseudowire-class name


Example:

Router(config)# pseudowire-class class1

 

Establishes a pseudowire class with a name that you specify and enters pseudowire class configuration mode.

 
Step 5
encapsulation {mpls | l2tpv3}


Example:

Router(config-pw)# encapsulation mpls

 

Specifies the tunneling encapsulation, which is either mpls or l2tpv3.

 
Step 6
interworking {ethernet | ip} | vlan}


Example:

Router(config-pw)# interworking ip

 

Specifies the type of pseudowire and the type of traffic that can flow across it.

Note    On the Cisco 12000 series Internet router, Ethernet (bridged) interworking is not supported for L2TPv3. After you configure the L2TPv3 tunnel encapsulation for the pseudowire using the encapsulation l2tpv3command, you cannot enter the interworking ethernet command.
 

Verifying the L2VPN Interworking Configuration

To verify the L2VPN Interworking configuration, you can use the following commands.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    show l2tun session all (L2TPv3 only)

3.    show arp

4.    ping

5.    show l2tun session interworking (L2TPv3 only)

6.    show mpls l2transport vc detail (AToM only)


DETAILED STEPS
Step 1   enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2   show l2tun session all (L2TPv3 only)

For L2TPv3, you can verify the L2VPN Interworking configuration using the show l2tun session all command on the PE routers.

In the following example, the interworking type is shown in bold.

PE1

PE2

Router# show l2tun session all

 
						  
 Session Information Total tunnels 1 sessions 1

 
						  
Session id 15736 is up, tunnel id 35411
Call serial number is 4035100045
Remote tunnel name is PE2
   Internet address is 10.9.9.9
   Session is L2TP signalled
   Session state is established, time since change 1d22h
   16 Packets sent, 16 received
   1518 Bytes sent, 1230 received
   Receive packets dropped:
     out-of-order:             0
     total:                    0
   Send packets dropped:
     exceeded session MTU:     0
     total:                    0
   Session vcid is 123
   Session Layer 2 circuit, type is Ethernet, name is FastEthernet1/1/0
   Circuit state is UP 
     Remote session id is 26570, remote tunnel id 46882
   DF bit off, ToS reflect disabled, ToS value 0, TTL value 255
   No session cookie information available
   FS cached header information:
     encap size = 24 bytes
       00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
       00000000 00000000 
   Sequencing is off
Router# show l2tun session all

 
						  
 Session Information Total tunnels 1 sessions 1

 
						  
Session id 26570 is up, tunnel id 46882
Call serial number is 4035100045
Remote tunnel name is PE1
   Internet address is 10.8.8.8
   Session is L2TP signalled
   Session state is established, time since change 1d22h
   16 Packets sent, 16 received
   1230 Bytes sent, 1230 received
   Receive packets dropped:
     out-of-order:              0
     total:                     0
   Send packets dropped:
     exceeded session MTU:      0
     total:                     0
   Session vcid is 123
   Session Layer 2 circuit, type is Ethernet Vlan, name is FastEthernet2/0.1:10
   Circuit state is UP, interworking type is Ethernet
    Remote session id is 15736, remote tunnel id 35411
    DF bit off, ToS reflect disabled, ToS value 0, TTL value 255
   No session cookie information available
   FS cached header information:
     encap size = 24 bytes
     00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
     00000000 00000000 
   Sequencing is off

 
						
Step 3   show arp

You can issue the show arp command between the CE routers to ensure that data is being sent:



Example:
Router# show arp
Protocol   Address       Age (min)   Hardware Addr    Type    Interface
Internet   10.1.1.5           134    0005.0032.0854   ARPA    FastEthernet0/0
Internet   10.1.1.7             -    0005.0032.0000   ARPA    FastEthernet0/0
Step 4   ping

You can issue the ping command between the CE routers to ensure that data is being sent:



Example:
Router# ping 10.1.1.5
Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.1.1.5, timeout is 2 seconds:
!!!!!
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/2/4 ms
Step 5   show l2tun session interworking (L2TPv3 only)

For L2TPv3, you can verify that the interworking type is correctly set using the show l2tun session interworking command. Enter the command on the PE routers that are performing the interworking translation.

  • In Example 1, the PE router performs the raw Ethernet translation. The command output displays the interworking type with a dash (-).
  • In Example 2, the PE router performs the Ethernet VLAN translation. The command output displays the interworking type as ETH.
Command Output for Raw Ethernet Translation

Example:
Router# show l2tun session interworking
Session Information Total tunnels 1 sessions 1
LocID      TunID      Peer-address    Type IWrk Username, Intf/Vcid, Circuit                   
15736      35411      10.9.9.9         ETH   -   123,      Fa1/1/0 
Command Output for Ethernet VLAN Translation

Example:
Router# show l2tun session interworking
Session Information Total tunnels 1 sessions 1
LocID      TunID      Peer-address    Type IWrk Username, Intf/Vcid, Circuit                   
26570      46882      10.8.8.8         VLAN ETH  123,      Fa2/0.1:10 
Step 6   show mpls l2transport vc detail (AToM only)

You can verify the AToM configuration by using the show mpls l2transport vc detail command. In the following example, the interworking type is shown in bold.

PE1

PE2

Router# show mpls l2transport vc detail

 
						  
Local interface: Fa1/1/0 up, line protocol up, Ethernet up
  Destination address: 10.9.9.9, VC ID: 123, VC status: up
    Preferred path: not configured  
    Default path: active
    Tunnel label: 17, next hop 10.1.1.3
    Output interface: Fa4/0/0, imposed label stack {17 20}
  Create time: 01:43:50, last status change time: 01:43:33
  Signaling protocol: LDP, peer 10.9.9.9:0 up
    MPLS VC labels: local 16, remote 20
    Group ID: local 0, remote 0
    MTU: local 1500, remote 1500
    Remote interface description: 
  Sequencing: receive disabled, send disabled
  VC statistics:
    packet totals: receive 15, send 4184
    byte totals:   receive 1830, send 309248
    packet drops:  receive 0, send 0
Router# show mpls l2transport vc detail

 
						  
Local interface: Fa2/0.3 up, line protocol up, Eth VLAN 10 up
  MPLS VC type is Ethernet, interworking type is Ethernet
  Destination address: 10.8.8.8, VC ID: 123, VC status: up
    Preferred path: not configured  
    Default path: active
    Tunnel label: 16, next hop 10.1.1.3
    Output interface: Fa6/0, imposed label stack {16 16}
  Create time: 00:00:26, last status change time: 00:00:06
  Signaling protocol: LDP, peer 10.8.8.8:0 up
    MPLS VC labels: local 20, remote 16
    Group ID: local 0, remote 0
    MTU: local 1500, remote 1500
    Remote interface description: 
  Sequencing: receive disabled, send disabled
  VC statistics:
    packet totals: receive 5, send 0
    byte totals:   receive 340, send 0
    packet drops:  receive 0, send 0

Configuring L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable-Disable Option for AToM

You can specify the Ethernet VLAN (type 4) by issuing the interworking vlan command in pseudowire-class configuration mode. This allows the VLAN ID to be included as part of the Ethernet frame. In releases previous to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(52)SE and Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE, the only way to achieve VLAN encapsulation is to ensure the CE router is connected to the PE router through an Ethernet link.

Before You Begin

For complete instructions on configuring AToM, see "Any Transport over MPLS".


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    pseudowire-class name

4.    encapsulation {mpls | l2tpv3}

5.    interworking {ethernet | ip| vlan}

6.    end

7.    show mpls l2transport vc [vcid vc-id | vcid vc-id-min vc-id-max] [interface type number [local-circuit-id]] [destination ip-address | name] [detail]


DETAILED STEPS
 Command or ActionPurpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
pseudowire-class name


Example:

Router(config)# pseudowire-class class1

 

Establishes a pseudowire class with a name that you specify and enters pseudowire class configuration mode.

 
Step 4
encapsulation {mpls | l2tpv3}


Example:

Router(config-pw)# encapsulation mpls

 

Specifies the tunneling encapsulation, which is either mpls or l2tpv3.

  • For the L2VPN Internetworking: VLAN Enable/Disable option for AToM feature, only MPLS encapsulation is supported.
 
Step 5
interworking {ethernet | ip| vlan}


Example:

Router(config-pw)# interworking vlan

 

Specifies the type of pseudowire and the type of traffic that can flow across it.

  • For the L2VPN Internetworking: VLAN Enable/Disable option for AToM feature, specify the vlan keyword.
 
Step 6
end


Example:

Router(config-pw)# end

 

Exits pseudowire class configuration mode and enters privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 7
show mpls l2transport vc [vcid vc-id | vcid vc-id-min vc-id-max] [interface type number [local-circuit-id]] [destination ip-address | name] [detail]


Example:

Router# show mpls l2transport vc detail

 

Displays information about AToM VCs.

 

Examples

When the pseudowire on an interface is different from the VC type, the interworking type is displayed in the show mpls l2transport vc detail command output. In the following example, the pseudowire is configured on an Ethernet port and VLAN interworking is configured in the pseudowire class. The relevant output is shown in bold:

PE1# show mpls l2 vc 34 detail
Local interface: Et0/1 up, line protocol up, Ethernet up
  MPLS VC type is Ethernet, interworking type is Eth VLAN
  Destination address: 10.1.1.2, VC ID: 34, VC status: down
    Output interface: if-?(0), imposed label stack {}
    Preferred path: not configured  
    Default path: no route
    No adjacency
  Create time: 00:00:13, last status change time: 00:00:13
  Signaling protocol: LDP, peer unknown 
    Targeted Hello: 10.1.1.1(LDP Id) -> 10.1.1.2
    Status TLV support (local/remote)   : enabled/None (no remote binding)
      LDP route watch                   : enabled
      Label/status state machine        : local standby, AC-ready, LnuRnd
      Last local dataplane   status rcvd: No fault
      Last local SSS circuit status rcvd: No fault
      Last local SSS circuit status sent: Not sent
      Last local  LDP TLV    status sent: None
      Last remote LDP TLV    status rcvd: None (no remote binding)
      Last remote LDP ADJ    status rcvd: None (no remote binding)
    MPLS VC labels: local 2003, remote unassigned 
    Group ID: local 0, remote unknown
    MTU: local 1500, remote unknown
    Remote interface description: 
  Sequencing: receive disabled, send disabled
  VC statistics:
    packet totals: receive 0, send 0
    byte totals:   receive 0, send 0
    packet drops:  receive 0, seq error 0, send 0

Configuration Examples for L2VPN Interworking

Ethernet to VLAN over L2TPV3 (Bridged) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Ethernet to VLAN over L2TPv3:

PE1

PE2

ip cef 
!
l2tp-class interworking-class 
authentication
hostname PE1
password 0 lab
!
pseudowire-class inter-ether-vlan 
encapsulation l2tpv3
interworking ethernet
protocol l2tpv3 interworking-class
ip local interface Loopback0
!
interface Loopback0
ip address 10.8.8.8 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet1/0
xconnect 10.9.9.9 1 pw-class inter-ether-vlan
ip cef 
!
l2tp-class interworking-class
authentication
hostname PE2
password 0 lab
!
pseudowire-class inter-ether-vlan
encapsulation l2tpv3
interworking ethernet
protocol l2tpv3 interworking-class
ip local interface Loopback0
!
interface Loopback0
ip address 10.9.9.9 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet0/0
no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/0.3
encapsulation dot1Q 10
xconnect 10.8.8.8 1 pw-class inter-ether-vlan

Ethernet to VLAN over AToM (Bridged) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Ethernet to VLAN over AToM:

PE1

PE2

ip cef 
!
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id Loopback0 force
!
pseudowire-class atom-eth-iw
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ethernet
!
interface Loopback0
ip address 10.8.8.8 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet1/0.1
 encapsulation dot1q 100
 xconnect 10.9.9.9 123 pw-class atom-eth-iw


              
ip cef 
!
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id Loopback0 force
!
pseudowire-class atom
 encapsulation mpls
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.9.9.9 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet0/0
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet1/0
 xconnect 10.9.9.9 123 pw-class atom


              

Frame Relay to VLAN over L2TPV3 (Routed) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Frame Relay to VLAN over L2TPv3:

PE1

PE2

configure terminal
ip cef
frame-relay switching
!
!
interface loopback 0
ip address 10.8.8.8 255.255.255.255
no shutdown
!
pseudowire-class ip
 encapsulation l2tpv3
 interworking ip
 ip local interface loopback0
!
interface POS1/0
encapsulation frame-relay
clock source internal
logging event dlci-status-change
no shutdown
no fair-queue
!
connect fr-vlan POS1/0 206 l2transport
 xconnect 10.9.9.9 6 pw-class ip
!
router ospf 10
 network 10.0.0.2 0.0.0.0 area 0
 network 10.8.8.8 0.0.0.0 area 0
configure terminal
ip routing
ip cef
frame-relay switching
!
interface loopback 0
ip address 10.9.9.9 255.255.255.255
no shutdown
!
pseudowire-class ip
 encapsulation l2tpv3
 interworking ip
 ip local interface loopback0
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/1
  speed 10
  no shutdown
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/1.6
encapsulation dot1Q 6
xconnect 10.8.8.8 6 pw-class ip
no shutdown
!
router ospf 10
 network 10.0.0.2 0.0.0.0 area 0
 network 10.9.9.9 0.0.0.0 area 0

Frame Relay to VLAN over AToM (Routed) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Frame Relay to VLAN over AToM:

PE1

PE2

configure terminal
ip cef
frame-relay switching
!
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id loopback0
mpls ip
!
pseudowire-class atom
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ip
!
interface loopback 0
 ip address 10.8.8.8 255.255.255.255
 no shutdown
!
connect fr-vlan POS1/0 206 l2transport
 xconnect 10.9.9.9 6 pw-class atom
configure terminal
ip routing
ip cef
frame-relay switching
!
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id loopback0
mpls ip
!
pseudowire-class atom
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ip
!
interface loopback 0
 ip address 10.9.9.9 255.255.255.255
 no shutdown
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/1.6
 encapsulation dot1Q 6
 xconnect 10.8.8.8 6 pw-class atom
 no shutdown

Frame Relay to ATM AAL5 over AToM (Routed) Example


Note


Frame Relay to ATM AAL5 is available only with AToM in IP mode.

The following example shows the configuration of Frame Relay to ATM AAL5 over AToM:

PE1

PE2

ip cef
frame-relay switching
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id loopback0 force
pseudowire-class fratmip
encapsulation mpls
interworking ip
interface Loopback0
ip address 10.33.33.33 255.255.255.255
interface serial 2/0
encapsulation frame-relay ietf
frame-relay intf-type dce
connect fr-eth serial 2/0 100 l2transport
xconnect 10.22.22.22 333 pw-class fratmip
interface POS1/0
ip address 10.1.7.3 255.255.255.0
crc 32
clock source internal
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
router ospf 10
passive-interface Loopback0
network 10.33.33.33 0.0.0.0 area 10
network 10.1.7.0 0.0.0.255 area 10
ip cef
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id loopback0 force
pseudowire-class fratmip
encapsulation mpls
interworking ip
interface Loopback0
ip address 10.22.22.22 255.255.255.255
interface ATM 2/0
pvc 0/203 l2transport
encapsulation aa5snap
xconnect 10.33.33.33 333 pw-class fratmip
interface POS1/0
ip address 10.1.1.2 255.255.255.0
crc 32 
clock source internal
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
router ospf 10
passive-interface Loopback0
network 10.22.22.22 0.0.0.0 area 10
network 10.1.1.0 0.0.0.255 area 10


              

VLAN to ATM AAL5 over AToM (Bridged) Example

The following example shows the configuration of VLAN to ATM AAL5 over AToM:

PE1

PE2

ip cef
!
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id Loopback0
!
pseudowire-class inter-ether
encapsulation mpls
interworking ethernet
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.8.8.8 255.255.255.255
!
interface ATM1/0.1 point-to-point
pvc 0/100 l2transport
encapsulation aal5snap
xconnect 10.9.9.9 123 pw-class inter-ether
!
interface FastEthernet1/0
xconnect 10.9.9.9 1 pw-class inter-ether
!
router ospf 10
 log-adjacency-changes
 network 10.8.8.8 0.0.0.0 area 0
 network 10.1.1.1 0.0.0.0 area 0
ip cef
!
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id Loopback0
!
pseudowire-class inter-ether
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ethernet
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.9.9.9 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet0/0
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/0.1
encapsulation dot1Q 10
xconnect 10.8.8.8 123 pw-class inter-ether
!
router ospf 10
 log-adjacency-changes
 network 10.9.9.9 0.0.0.0 area 0
 network 10.1.1.2 0.0.0.0 area 0

Frame Relay to PPP over L2TPv3 (Routed) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Frame Relay to PPP over L2TPv3:

PE1

PE2

ip cef
ip routing
!
!
!
pseudowire-class ppp-fr
encapsulation l2tpv3
interworking ip
ip local interface Loopback0
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/0
 ip address 10.16.1.1 255.255.255.0
!
interface Serial3/0/0
no ip address
encapsulation ppp
ppp authentication chap
!
ip route 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 10.16.1.2
!
xconnect 10.2.2.2 1 pw-class ppp-fr
ppp ipcp address proxy 10.65.32.14


              
ip cef 
ip routing
!
frame-relay switching
!
pseudowire-class ppp-fr
encapsulation l2tpv3
interworking ip
ip local interface Loopback0
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.2.2.2 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/0
ip address 10.16.2.1 255.255.255.0
!
interface Serial3/0/0
no ip address
encapsulation frame-relay
frame-relay intf-type dce
!
ip route 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 10.16.2.2
!
connect ppp-fr Serial3/0/0 100 l2transport
 xconnect 10.1.1.1 100 pw-class ppp-fr

Frame Relay to PPP over AToM (Routed) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Frame Relay to PPP over AToM:

PE1

PE2

ip cef
ip routing
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id loopback0 force
!
!
!
pseudowire-class ppp-fr
encapsulation mpls
interworking ip
ip local interface Loopback0
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/0
ip address 10.16.1.1 255.255.255.0
mpls ip
label protocol ldp
!
interface Serial3/0/0
 no ip address
 encapsulation ppp
 ppp authentication chap
 xconnect 10.2.2.2 1 pw-class ppp-fr
ppp ipcp address proxy 10.65.32.14 
!
ip route 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 10.16.1.2


              
ip cef 
ip routing
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id loopback0 force
!
frame-relay switching
!
pseudowire-class ppp-fr
encapsulation mpls
interworking ip
ip local interface Loopback0
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.2.2.2 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/0
ip address 10.16.2.1 255.255.255.0
mpls ip
mpls label protocol ldp
!
interface Serial3/0/0
no ip address
encapsulation frame-relay
frame-relay intf-type dce
!
ip route 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 10.16.2.2
!
connect ppp-fr Serial3/0/0 100 l2transport
 xconnect 10.1.1.1 100 pw-class ppp-fr

Ethernet VLAN to PPP over AToM (Routed) Example

The following example shows the configuration of Ethernet VLAN to PPP over AToM:

PE1

PE2

configure terminal
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id Loopback0
mpls ip
!
pseudowire-class ppp-ether
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ip
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.8.8.8 255.255.255.255
 no shutdown
!
interface POS2/0/1
 no ip address
 encapsulation ppp
 no peer default ip address
 ppp ipcp address proxy 10.10.10.1
 xconnect 10.9.9.9 300 pw-class ppp-ether  
 no shutdown


                


              
configure terminal
mpls label protocol ldp
mpls ldp router-id Loopback0
mpls ip
!
pseudowire-class ppp-ether
 encapsulation mpls
 interworking ip
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.9.9.9 255.255.255.255
 no shutdown
!
interface vlan300
 mtu 4470
 no ip address
 xconnect 10.8.8.8 300 pw-class ppp-ether  
 no shutdown 
!
interface GigabitEthernet6/2
 switchport
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 300
 switchport mode trunk
 no shutdown

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the L2VPN Interworking feature.

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Any Transport over MPLS

Cisco 12000 series routers hardware support

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/cis12000/linecard/lc_spa/spa_swcs/1232sy/index.htm http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1829/prod_release_notes_list.html Cross-Platform Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.0S.

Cisco 7600 series routers hardware support

Cisco 3270 series routers hardware support

Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2SE Release Notes

Standards

Standards

Title

draft-ietf-l2tpext-l2tp-base-03.txt

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (Version 3) 'L2TPv3'

draft-martini-l2circuit-trans-mpls-09.txt

Transport of Layer 2 Frames Over MPLS

draft-ietf-pwe3-frame-relay-03.txt.

Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Frame Relay over MPLS Networks

draft-martini-l2circuit-encap-mpls-04.txt.

Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Layer 2 Frames Over IP and MPLS Networks

draft-ietf-pwe3-ethernet-encap-08.txt.

Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks

draft-ietf-pwe3-hdlc-ppp-encap-mpls-03.txt.

Encapsulation Methods for Transport of PPP/HDLC over MPLS Networks

draft-ietf-ppvpn-l2vpn-00.txt.

An Architecture for L2VPNs

MIBs

MIBs

MIBs Link

No new or modified MIBs are supported by this feature, and support for existing MIBs has not been modified by this feature.

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

RFCs

RFCs

Title

No new or modified RFCs are supported by this feature, and support for existing RFCs has not been modified by this feature.

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Technical Assistance

Description

Link

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Feature Information for L2VPN Interworking

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 6Feature Information for L2VPN Interworking

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

L2VPN Interworking

12.0(26)S 12.0(30)S 12.0(32)S 12.0(32)SY 12.2(33)SRA 12.4(11)T 12.2(33)SXH 12.2(33)SRD 12.2(52)SE 12.2(33)SRE

This feature allows disparate attachment circuits to be connected. An interworking function facilitates the translation between the different Layer 2 encapsulations.

This feature was introduced in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(26)S.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.0(30)S, support was added for Cisco 12000 series Internet routers.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)S, support was added on Engine 5 line cards (SIP-401, SIP-501, SIP-600, and SIP-601) in Cisco 12000 series routers for the following four transport types:

  • Ethernet/VLAN to Frame Relay Interworking
  • Ethernet/VLAN to ATM AAL5 Interworking
  • Ethernet to VLAN Interworking
  • Frame Relay to ATM AAL5 Interworking

On the Cisco 12000 series Internet router, support was added for IP Services Engine (ISE) and Engine 5 line cards that are configured for L2TPv3 tunneling.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRA, support was added for the Cisco 7600 series routers.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.4(11)T, support was added for the following transport types:

  • Ethernet to VLAN Interworking
  • Ethernet/VLAN to Frame Relay Interworking

This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD, support for routed and bridged interworking on SIP-400 was added for the Cisco 7600 series routers.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(52)SE, the L2VPN Internetworking: VLAN Enable/Disable option for AToM feature was added for the Cisco 3750 Metro switch.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE, the L2VPN Internetworking: VLAN Enable/Disable option for AToM feature was added for the Cisco 7600 series router.

The following commands were introduced or modified: interworking

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1 With the L2VPN Interworking: VLAN Enable/Disable Option for AToM feature, VLAN interworking can also be supported. For more information, see the "VLAN Interworking" section on page 14 .
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