I'm trying to understand how VLANs work in conjunction with VSI / VPLS. I'm using two HP A5800AF switches connected through MPLS.
Specifically, I want to associate a port on each side with a specific VSI (vpls_cf2) and configure that port in access mode with some VLAN (200). I then want to allow more ports in the same VLAN to see all other ports across the switches through the VSI.
For a single port the following works:
display current-configuration interface GigabitEthernet1/0/34
port link-mode bridge
port access vlan 200
encapsulation s-vid 200
xconnect vsi vpls_cf2 access-mode ethernet
However, I would have expected other ports in the same VLAN (200) to then be able to also "see" port 34. This doesn't seem to be the case unless I specifically add a service instance to them as well. Is there a better way to achieve this? Or will I have to configure each port individually? I can't really see the point of using a VLAN here if the VSI isolates the visibility anyway.
Any pointers would be appreciated.