create vpls fec-id-type pseudo-wire

create vpls vpls_name fec-id-type pseudo-wire pwid


This command has been replaced with the following command: create l2vpn [vpls vpls_name | vpwsvpws_name] fec-id-type pseudo-wire pwid .

This command is still supported for backward compatibility, but it will be removed from a future release, so we recommend that you start using the new command.


Creates a VPLS instance with the specified vpls_name.

Syntax Description

vpls_name Identifies the VPLS within the switch (character string). The vpls_name string must begin with an alphabetic character, and may contain up to 31 additional alphanumeric characters.
pwid Specifies a PW ID. Must be a non-zero 32-bit value that has network-wide significance.


For the VPLS dot1q tag, the default value is exclude.

Usage Guidelines

This command creates a VPLS instance with the specified vpls_name. Each VPLS represents a separate virtual switch instance (VSI).

The vpls_name parameter must begin with an alphabetical character and may contain alphanumeric characters and underscores ( _ ), but it cannot contain spaces. The maximum allowed length for a name is 32 characters. For name creation guidelines and a list of reserved names, see Object Names in the ExtremeXOS 32.2 User Guide .

Each VPLS is a member of a single VPN and each VPN may have only one associated VPLS per switch. External to the switch, each VPN has an identifier.

Any non-zero 32-bit value that has network-wide significance can be specified for the identifier. This pwid is used on all pseudowires in the VPLS.



The switch's LSR ID must be configured before a VPLS can be created.


This example creates a VPLS with 99 as the PW ID:

create vpls vpls1 fec-id-type pseudo-wire 99


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.6.

Platform Availability

This command is available only on the platforms that support MPLS as described in the ExtremeXOS 32.2 Feature License Requirements document.