ME3800 vpls

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Mar 17th, 2011


We need to organize vpls with ME3800 switches. I know that we can use two ME3800 on both sides of MPLS cloud. Is it possible to use ME3800 and ME3600 on both sides of MPLS cloud?

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rsimoni Thu, 03/17/2011 - 13:22

Hi Anton,

unfortunately you cannot use ME3600X. On current release it does not support VPLS.

Only the ME3800X does.



Antonsibir Thu, 03/17/2011 - 23:52

Hello Riccardo,

Thank you for reply! And can ME3800 act as vpls hub for ME3600 ?

rsimoni Fri, 03/18/2011 - 01:54

Hello Anton,

yes why not. Not sure if it is convenient to have an hub and spoke topology for L2VPNs but you can do it. I did not try it but nothing is preventing you form doing that.


Ricardo Suarez Gamez Thu, 04/07/2011 - 13:56


I have a ME3800X @ 12.2(52)EY1 with MetroAggregation and Scaled Services licences (both active) and the switch does not recognize the "l2 vfi" config command (eventhough the Command Reference mentions that command under that release)

I have just been informed that VPLS (vfi) will be available on ME3800X starting from 15.1(2)EY ( alias FCS+1) (June 2011)

rsimoni Fri, 04/08/2011 - 00:01

Hi Ricardo,

that is correct. Maybe I have been kind of misleading on my previous post.

ME3800X hw supports VPLS but not on current sw release while ME3600X will never support it. Indeed the feature support will be in 15.1(2)EY.

Sorry for the confusion.


rsimoni Fri, 04/08/2011 - 00:03

about the command reference guide indicating VPLS can be configured there is a document bug addressing that:

CSCtn47280 "l2 vfi command should be removed from command reference on ME3600/ME3800"

a.auvinet Wed, 07/13/2011 - 11:09


I have tested the IOS 15.1(2)EY, The fonctionnality VPLS is OK on ME-3800X.


waris Fri, 08/12/2011 - 22:56

15.1(2)ey also supports VPLS on ME3600X.

-Waris Sagheer

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