Starting Cisco IOS Release 16.6.1, Routed pseudowire and VPLS is supported on the RSP3 module.
Routed VPLS is the ability to route and bridge frames to and from the pseudowires. Routed VPLS is configured by assigning
the IP address under the bridge domain interface (BDI), and then associating that BDI with l2 vfi mode for VPLS. This feature combines the traditional Layer2 functionality with Layer3 routing functions.
Some of the benefits of Routed VPLS are:
Offers new service opportunities such as virtual leased-line service and PVC-like layer-based service.
Reduces cost by consolidating multiple core technologies into a single packet-based network infrastructure.
Provides simplified services such as Layer2 transport options for service providers who need to provide L2 connectivity and
maintain customer autonomy.
Protects existing investments when networks extend their customer access to existing Layer2 networks without deploying a new