Can Cisco 7200VXR support for VPLS?

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Feb 24th, 2009

Hi all,

I check Cisco Nagivator Feature to find which IOS support for VPLS on Cisco Router 7200VXR and found that IOS image "c7200-spservicesk9-mz.122-33.SRD.bin" can do it as below;

- VPLS Autodiscovery, BGP-based

- VPLS Multiple VCs per Spoke

When I try to configure Virtual Forwarding Instance, it's not allow me to configure the above features (VPLS Autodiscovery: BGP Based, Manual Configuration of VPLS) and only support point-to-point configuration mode you can see it as below

R1#show version

Cisco IOS Software, 7200 Software (C7200-SPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(33)SRD, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

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R1(config)#l2 vfi ?


R1(config)#l2 vfi VPLS_A ?

point-to-point Point-to-point configuration mode

R1(config)#l2 vfi VPLS_A point-to-point ?



R1(config)#router bgp 100

R1(config-router)#bgp router-id

R1(config-router)#neighbor remote-as 100

R1(config-router)#neighbor update-source lo0

R1(config-router)#address-family ?

ipv4 Address family

ipv6 Address family

l2vpn Address family

nsap Address family

vpnv4 Address family

vpnv6 Address family

R1(config-router)#address-family l2vpn ?

vpls Address Family modifier


R1(config-router)#address-family l2vpn vpls ?


R1(config-router)#address-family l2vpn vpls

% BGP: Error initializing topology



I can use "l2 vfi VPLS_A point-to-point" for Layer 2 VPN Pseudo-Wire Switching but not for VPLS multipoint configuration mode. Can Cisco 7200VXR support VPLS on this IOS image? If it can't, which IOS image can do it on this platform.

I have this problem too.
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shivlu jain Tue, 02/24/2009 - 02:51

cisco 7200VXR doesnot support point to multipoint. For that you need to go with 7600 router.


shivlu jain

Yasir Ashfaque Sat, 02/28/2009 - 08:55

VPLS is not supported on 7200, you can configure point to point here but not point to multipoint, you will have to move to 7600 for that.


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