L2VPN Over Port-Channel
The Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) over port-channel feature supports IEEE 802.1Q (dot1q) L2VPN WAN interface port-channel. Using this feature, you can configure the dot1q L2VPN traffic to pass through port-channel uplink
Information About L2VPN Over Port-Channel
The Cisco cBR-8 supports L2VPN, where the Ethernet frames from the
cable modem are cross connected to a specific VLAN interface. The VLAN ID to be
inserted is specified. With the L2VPN over port-channel feature, you can now
support port-channel uplink interface as well as the 10 Gb uplink interface.
For the Transparent LAN Service (TLS) L2VPN, the dot1q maps contain the
cable modem MAC address, the VLAN ID, and the outbound interface. Traffic
received from a specific cable modem is tagged with a VLAN ID and is sent out
from the uplink interface.
For the Data-over-Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS)
L2VPN, cable modem (CM) configuration file holds the L2VPN encodings for both,
the CM and the service flow. At the CMTS level you have to specify the default
port-channel Network Side Interface (NSI). L2VPN encodings are passed by the CM
to the CMTS during registration. The CMTS installs DOCSIS service flow VLAN
mapping based on the information passed to it during the registration. For
upstream traffic, the CMTS sends the dot1q VLAN tagged traffic out from the
uplink interface. On downstream, the CMTS receives the dot1q tagged traffic
from the aggregator. The CMTS replaces the VLAN header with a DOCSIS header to
the corresponding service flow.
Benefits of L2VPN Over Port-Channel
By using the dot1q L2VPN, you can utilize the port-channel interface
feature instead of a single 10 Gb port.
Restrictions for L2VPN Over Port-Channel
The CMTS dot1q L2VPN is designed to support traffic from customer
premises equipment to the network or verse vice. For CMTS L2VPN NSI port,
port-channel interface does not support VLAN redundancy.
How to Configure the L2VPN Over Port-Channel
This section describes how to configure L2VPN over port-channel on the
Configuring the Port-Channel Uplink Port for TLS L2VPN
For TLS L2VPN, you must configure the overall enable CLI and the dot1q
map. In dot1q map, you have to designate the port-channel uplink port.
To configure the port-channel uplink port for TLS L2VPN, complete the
cable l2-vpn-service xconnect nsi dot1q
cable dot1q-vc-map mac address port-channel number vlan id custom name
Configuring the Port-Channel Uplink Port for DOCSIS L2VPN
For DOCSIS L2VPN, you only have to configure the overall enable CLI
with port-channel uplink port. The other L2VPN related parameters are setup by
the CM configuration file type-length-value parsing.
To configure the port-channel uplink port for DOCSIS L2VPN, complete the
cable l2-vpn-service xconnect nsi dot1q interface port-channel number
Verifying Port-Channel Configuration
Verify the Port-Channel Mapping
To verify the port-channel mapping, use the
show cable l2-vpn xconnect dot1q-vc-map command as shown in the
show cable l2-vpn xconnect dot1q-vc-map
MAC Address Ethernet Interface VLAN ID Cable Intf SID Customer Name/VPNID
c8fb.26a5.551c Port-channel64 1200 Cable6/0/0 17 Topgun
View the Port-Channel Interface
To view the port-channel interface, use the
show cable l2-vpn xconnect dot1q-vc-map verbose command as shown
in the example below:
show cable l2-vpn xconnect dot1q-vc-map c8fb.26a5.551c verbose
MAC Address : c8fb.26a5.551c
Customer Name : ats
Prim Sid : 17
Cable Interface : Cable6/0/0
Ethernet Interface : Port-channel64
DOT1Q VLAN ID : 1200
Total US pkts : 189
Total US bytes : 18200
Total DS pkts : 615
Total DS bytes : 39360
Feature Information for L2VPN Over Port-Channel
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Table 1 Feature Information for L2VPN Over Port-Channel
L2VPN over port-channel
Cisco IOS XE Everest 16.5.1
This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS XE Everest 16.5.1 on the Cisco cBR Series Converged Broadband Router.