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Network Management Framework for MPLS-based Transport Networks (RFC5950) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199701D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Sep-15
Document File: 36 page(s) / 40K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Mansfield: AUTHOR [+6]


This document provides the network management framework for the Transport Profile for Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS-TP). Requirements for network management in an MPLS-TP network are documented in "Network Management Requirements for MPLS-based Transport Networks" [3], and this document explains how network elements and networks that support MPLS-TP can be managed using solutions that satisfy those requirements. The relationship between Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), management, and other framework documents is described in the MPLS-TP framework [4] document.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                 S. Mansfield, Ed. Request for Comments: 5950                                  E. Gray, Ed. Category: Informational                                         Ericsson ISSN: 2070-1721                                              K. Lam, Ed.                                                           Alcatel-Lucent                                                           September 2010

      Network Management Framework for MPLS-based Transport Networks


   This document provides the network management framework for the    Transport Profile for Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS-TP).

   This framework relies on the management terminology from the ITU-T to    describe the management architecture that could be used for an MPLS-    TP management network.

   The management of the MPLS-TP network could be based on multi-tiered    distributed management systems.  This document provides a description    of the network and element management architectures that could be    applied and also describes heuristics associated with fault,    configuration, and performance aspects of the management system.

   This document is a product of a joint Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF) / International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication    Standardization Sector (ITU-T) effort to include an MPLS Transport    Profile within the IETF MPLS and PWE3 architectures to support the    capabilities and functionalities of a packet transport network.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Mansfield, et al.             Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5950          NM Framework for MPLS-based Transport   September 2010

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