The sFlow VPLS extension adds support for providing VPLS-related information to sFlow packet samples, for VPLS forwarded traffic. Specifically, for customer traffic ingressing on a CE-facing PE interface in a VPLS deployment that uses statically configured LDP pseudowires, information such as the name of the VPLS instance and the ID of the pseudowire that the packet will egress over will be included in the sFlow datagram. 

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) appears in (almost) all respects as an Ethernet type service to customers of a Service Provider (SP). A VPLS glues together several individual LANs across a packet switched network to appear and function as a single bridged LAN.