enable l2vpn

enable l2vpn [vpls [vpls_name | all] | vpws [vpws_name | all]]


Enables the specified VPLS or VPWS.

Syntax Description

vpls_name Identifies the VPLS within the switch (character string).
vpws_name Identifies the VPWS within the switch (character string).
all Specifies all VPLS or VPWS instances.


All newly created VPLS or VPWS instances are enabled.

Usage Guidelines

When enabled, VPLS or VPWS attempts to establish sessions between all configured peers. Services must be configured and enabled for sessions to be established successfully.

The l2vpn keyword is introduced in ExtremeXOS Release 12.4 and is required when enabling a VPWS. For backward compatibility, the l2vpn keyword is optional when enabling a VPLS. However, this keyword will be required in a future release, so we recommend that you use this keyword for new configurations and scripts.


The following command enables the VPLS instance myvpls:

enable vpls myvpls

The following command enables the VPWS instance myvpws:

enable l2vpn vpws myvpws


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.6.

The l2vpn and vpws keywords were first available in ExtremeXOS 12.4.

Platform Availability

This command is available only on the platforms that support MPLS as described in the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.