UFiber GPON - Triple-Play Services Using VLANs


 Overview


This article will give the necessary information to implement VLANs on UFiber OLT (UF-OLT) and UFiber Nano G (UF-Nano) to provide 'Triple-Play' services such as Internet, IPTV, and Voice.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
This article applies to all publicly released UFiber firmware versions. This article requires basic networking knowledge outlined in other knowledge base articles such as configuring VLANs on EdgeRouter.
 
Devices used in this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction & Diagram
  2. UFiber OLT Settings
  3. Testing & Verification
  4. Related Articles

Introduction & Diagram


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The UFiber platform fully supports VLANs, which allows for providing 'Triple Play' services to customers using GPON. This guide will give the steps to implement VLANs using UFiber and EdgeRouter products. The topology will consist of a router such as an EdgeRouter Infinity with VLANs configured, UFiber OLT, and UFiber Nano G along with the accessories and proper setup discussed in other articles.

This is done using ONU Profiles which can be created in the OLT GUI or using UNMS. It is also possible to use these steps to create different Profiles for different Internet service packages to limit bandwidth based on subscribed service plans.

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In the example, VLAN100 will be pushed to all three Nano G devices. VLAN200 will be pushed to UF-Nano-2 and UF-Nano-3, whereas VLAN300 will only be pushed to UF-Nano-3.


UFiber OLT Settings


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There are two locations where VLANs need to be added on the UFiber OLT. The first will be on the SFP+ uplink port, and then for each ONU Profile.

1. Add the VLANs to the SFP+ uplink Port(s).

Link negotiation: 10Gbps
Native VLAN: -
Include VLANs: 100, 200, 300

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NOTE: You may create multiple ONU profiles to include or exclude VLANs as needed.

2. Create the different ONU Profiles and add the necessary VLANs.

Profile 1: Internet

Name: Internet
Admin Password: <secret>
Mode: Bridge
Native VLAN: 100
Include VLANs: -

Profile 2: Internet, IPTV

Name: Internet, IPTV
Admin Password: <secret>
Mode: Bridge
Native VLAN: 100
Include VLANs: 200

Profile 3: Internet, IPTV, Voice

Name: Internet, IPTV, Voice
Admin Password: <secret>
Mode: Bridge
Native VLAN: 100
Include VLANs: 200, 300

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Testing & Verification


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For a simple test, you may connect a computer with multiple VLAN interfaces configured and tagged for VLANs 200 and 300. Using the example above you will see that the connected device receives an IP in the Native VLAN and is tagged for VLANs 200 and 300.

Also, if connecting a managed switch to the LAN port on the Nano G, the device itself will receive an address in the native VLAN and when trunking the Uplink port of the switch for these VLANs, you can then untag ports for the IPTV and Voice VLANs to segregate those services if needed.


Related Articles


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