Virtual Private Wire Service Support in Ethernet VPN
RFC 8214

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (August 2017; No errata)
Last updated 2017-08-23
Replaces draft-boutros-l2vpn-evpn-vpws
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        S. Boutros
Request for Comments: 8214                                        VMware
Category: Standards Track                                     A. Sajassi
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 S. Salam
                                                                   Cisco
                                                                J. Drake
                                                        Juniper Networks
                                                              J. Rabadan
                                                                   Nokia
                                                             August 2017

          Virtual Private Wire Service Support in Ethernet VPN

Abstract

   This document describes how Ethernet VPN (EVPN) can be used to
   support the Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS) in MPLS/IP networks.
   EVPN accomplishes the following for VPWS: provides Single-Active as
   well as All-Active multihoming with flow-based load-balancing,
   eliminates the need for Pseudowire (PW) signaling, and provides fast
   protection convergence upon node or link failure.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8214.

Boutros, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 8214                  VPWS Support in EVPN               August 2017

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Terminology ................................................5
   2. Service Interface ...............................................6
      2.1. VLAN-Based Service Interface ...............................6
      2.2. VLAN Bundle Service Interface ..............................7
           2.2.1. Port-Based Service Interface ........................7
      2.3. VLAN-Aware Bundle Service Interface ........................7
   3. BGP Extensions ..................................................7
      3.1. EVPN Layer 2 Attributes Extended Community .................8
   4. Operation ......................................................10
   5. EVPN Comparison to PW Signaling ................................11
   6. Failure Scenarios ..............................................12
      6.1. Single-Homed CEs ..........................................12
      6.2. Multihomed CEs ............................................12
   7. Security Considerations ........................................13
   8. IANA Considerations ............................................13
   9. References .....................................................13
      9.1. Normative References ......................................13
      9.2. Informative References ....................................14
   Acknowledgements ..................................................16
   Contributors ......................................................16
   Authors' Addresses ................................................17

Boutros, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 8214                  VPWS Support in EVPN               August 2017

1.  Introduction

   This document describes how EVPN can be used to support VPWS in
   MPLS/IP networks.  The use of EVPN mechanisms for VPWS (EVPN-VPWS)
   brings the benefits of EVPN to Point-to-Point (P2P) services.  These
   benefits include Single-Active redundancy as well as All-Active
   redundancy with flow-based load-balancing.  Furthermore, the use of
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