Operations and Management (OAM) Requirements for Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) Networks
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, mpls mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mpls chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Operations and Management Requirements for Multi-Protocol Label Switched Networks' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following documents: - 'Operations and Management Requirements for Multi-Protocol Label Switched Networks ' <draft-ietf-mpls-oam-requirements-08.txt> as an Informational RFC - 'A Framework for MPLS Operations and Management (OAM) ' <draft-ietf-mpls-oam-frmwk-06.txt> as an Informational RFC These documents are products of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alex Zinin and Ross Callon. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mpls-oam-requirements-08.txt
Technical Summary The OAM requirements document describes requirements for user and data plane operations and management for MPLS. These requirements have been gathered from network operators who have extensive experience deploying MPLS networks, similarly some of these requirements have appeared in other documents. This draft specifies Operations and Management requirements for Multi-Protocol Label Switching, as well as for applications of Multi-Protocol Label Switching such as pseudowire voice and virtual private network services. The OAM framework document desribes how data plane protocols can be applied to operations and maintenance procedures for Multi-Protocol Label Switching. The document is structured to outline how Operations and Management functionality can be used to assist in fault management, configuration, accounting, performance management and security, commonly known by the acronym FCAPS. Working Group Summary The WG had a consensus on progressing this document. Protocol Quality The documents have been reviewed by Alex Zinin for the IESG and by Dimitri Papadimitriou for the Routing Area directorat.