Use case for a scalable and topology aware MPLS data plane monitoring system

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (spring WG)
Last updated 2015-10-15
Replaces draft-geib-spring-oam-usecase, draft-geib-segment-routing-oam-usecase
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This document describes features and a use case of a path monitoring system. Segment based routing enables a scalable and simple method to monitor data plane liveliness of the complete set of paths belonging to a single domain. Compared with legacy MPLS ping and path trace, MPLS topology awareness reduces management and control plane involvement of OAM measurements while enabling new OAM features.


Ruediger Geib (
Clarence Filsfils (
Carlos Pignataro (
Nagendra Kumar (

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