Bridge Virtual Interface (BVI) Configuration on Cisco ASR 9000

Cisco BVI (Bridge Virtual Interface) enables Layer 3 routing on a bridge group, connecting different Layer 2 networks.
BVI (Bridge Group Virtual Interface) is a routed interface that represents a set of interfaces that gets bridge.

Here is the sample Bridge Virtual Interface (BVI) Configuration on Cisco ASR 9000.



  1. Configure the interface

    interface GigE0/0/0/0
    description Connection to Server1 eth0

  2. Configure the l2vpn

    bridge group 1000
    bridge-domain 1000
    interface GigE0/0/0/0
    routed interface BVI1000

3.Configure the Bridge Virtual Interface (BVI)

interface BVI1000
description BVI to Server1
ipv4 address



show ip int b
show interface BVI1000
show l2vpn bridge-domain group 1000
show arp BVI1000

RP/0/RSP1/CPU0:ASR9000#show l2vpn bridge-domain group 1000

Legend: pp = Partially Programmed.
Bridge group: 1000, bridge-domain: 1000, id: 2, state: up, ShgId: 0, MSTi: 0
Aging: 300 s, MAC limit: 4000, Action: none, Notification: syslog
Filter MAC addresses: 0
ACs: 3 (3 up), VFIs: 0, PWs: 0 (0 up), PBBs: 0 (0 up)
List of ACs:
BV3000, state: up, BVI MAC addresses: 1
Ge0/0/0/0, state: up, Static MAC addresses: 0

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