I-Light’s Converged Ethernet systems provides 1G and 10G ports with options to provision Ethernet Private Line (EPL) in a port to port scenario or Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) in a virtual port to virtual port scenario. EVPL differs from EPL in port usage, EPL services consume the whole port. Only a single EPL service can be provisioned to any given port. EVPL adds virtualized ports, which allow multiple services to be provisioned to a single port. EPL and EVPL services can be provisioned with or without G.8032 ring protection.