OSPF-TE Extensions for General Network Element Constraints (RFC7580)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jun-26
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
F. Zhang: AUTHOR [+5]
Some data-plane technologies that require the use of a GMPLS control plane impose additional constraints on switching capability and label assignment. In addition, some of these technologies should be capable of performing non-local label assignment based on the nature of the technology, e.g., wavelength continuity constraint in Wavelength Switched Optical Networks (WSONs) [RFC6163]. Such constraints can lead to the requirement for link-by-link label availability in path computation and label assignment.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) F. Zhang Request for Comments: 7580 Y. Lee Category: Standards Track J. Han ISSN: 2070-1721 Huawei G. Bernstein Grotto Networking Y. Xu CATR June 2015
OSPF-TE Extensions for General Network Element Constraints
Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) can be used to control a wide variety of technologies including packet switching (e.g., MPLS), time division (e.g., Synchronous Optical Network / Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) and Optical Transport Network (OTN)), wavelength (lambdas), and spatial switching (e.g., incoming port or fiber to outgoing port or fiber). In some of these technologies, network elements and links may impose additional routing constraints such as asymmetric switch connectivity, non- local label assignment, and label range limitations on links. This document describes Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol extensions to support these kinds of constraints under the control of GMPLS.
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RFC 7580 Generic Constraint OSPF-TE June 2015
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