A ForwarderEndpoint is a type of service access point that is defined for each Forwarder logical interface on the host PE router. A ForwarderEndpoint is a logical object that terminates one end of a PseudoWire connection and holds, from an endpoint’s point of view, the status of the PseudoWire connection.

For a ForwarderEndpoint that is associated with a VLAN Attachment Circuit, the MPLS Manager data model contains an underlying relationship between the ForwarderEndpoint and the VLAN Attachment Circuit. Put another way, the VLAN is layered over the ForwarderEndpoint. This relationship causes MPLS Manager to generate a VLAN impact if the ForwarderEndpoint fails, or if the Forwarder for the ForwarderEndpoint fails.