The Metaswitch L2VPN Manager enables the provisioning of E-LAN and E-LINE type services using MPLS-based L2VPNs. L2VPN Manager acts as a central database of L2VPN information on a device and owns all L2VPN Bridge. The L2VPN Manager interfaces with VPLS and VPWS forwarders in layer 2 switches along with Metaswitch BGP, TPM and LDP offerings to distribute L2 VPN routes, configure pseudowire bindings and send/receive MAC address withdraw requests. The L2VPN Manager interworks with local management interfaces.
Used in combination with the Metaswitch products shown in the diagram, DC‑L2VPN Manager supports the following Layer 2 VPN function.
DC-L2VPN Manager itself provides the following functions: