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Configuration Guide - Ethernet Switching

S7700 and S9700 V200R011C10

This document describes the configuration of Ethernet services, including configuring link aggregation, VLANs, Voice VLAN, VLAN mapping, QinQ, GVRP, MAC table, STP/RSTP/MSTP, SEP, and so on.
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Configuring the ERPS over VPLS Function

Configuring the ERPS over VPLS Function


  1. A routing protocol has been run on the PEs on the VPLS network to ensure that they can communicate.
  2. Basic MPLS capabilities have been configured on the VPLS network, and LDP LSPs has been established.
  3. VPLS connections have been established between each two PEs, and each Ethernet sub-interface or VLANIF interface has been bound to a VSI.
  4. Interfaces on CEs and PEs have been added to the ERPS ring.


On the VPLS network shown in Figure 19-15, CEs are dual-homed to PEs. However, PE3 receives two copies of CE1 traffic from both PE1 and PE2. To resolve this problem, enable ERPS on CE1, CE2, PE1, and PE2 and configure CE2's interface2 as an RPL owner port to block traffic from CE1. In this way, CE1's traffic reaches PE3 over PE1 without traversing CE2, thereby preventing any duplicate traffic or loops.

In Figure 19-15, the ERPS ring connects to a VPLS network through Ethernet sub-interfaces or VLANIF interfaces. To ensure that the VPLS network can promptly detect topology changes of the ERPS ring, enable topology change notification on the main interface through which PE1 and PE2 access the ERPS ring.

Figure 19-15  Example for configuring ERPS over VPLS in scenarios where a CE is dual-homed to PEs (through Ethernet sub-interfaces or VLANIF interfaces)


  1. Run system-view

    The system view is displayed.

  2. Run interface interface-type interface-number

    The interface view is displayed.

  3. Run erps vpls-subinterface enable

    Topology change notification is enabled on the interface.

    By default, the interface does not instruct VSI-bound sub-interfaces or VLANIF interfaces to update MAC address entries promptly after the ERPS ring topology changes.

    After topology change notification is enabled on the interface, when the forwarding status of the interface changes to Discarding, its VSI-bound sub-interfaces or member interfaces of the VLANIF interface will change to the Discarding state to prevent loops on the VPLS network on which a CE is dual-homed to PEs.

Verifying the Configuration

Run the display this command in the interface view to verify that topology change notification is enabled.

Updated: 2019-10-18

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