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An Overview of Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Tools (RFC7276) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237328D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-13

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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T. Mizrahi: AUTHOR [+3]


"OAM" is a general term that refers to a toolset for detecting, isolating, and reporting failures, and for monitoring network performance.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        T. Mizrahi Request for Comments: 7276                                       Marvell Category: Informational                                      N. Sprecher ISSN: 2070-1721                             Nokia Solutions and Networks                                                            E. Bellagamba                                                                 Ericsson                                                            Y. Weingarten                                                                June 2014

                              An Overview of         Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Tools


   Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) is a general term    that refers to a toolset for fault detection and isolation, and for    performance measurement.  Over the years, various OAM tools have been    defined for various layers in the protocol stack.

   This document summarizes some of the OAM tools defined in the IETF in    the context of IP unicast, MPLS, MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP),    pseudowires, and Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links    (TRILL).  This document focuses on tools for detecting and isolating    failures in networks and for performance monitoring.  Control and    management aspects of OAM are outside the scope of this document.    Network repair functions such as Fast Reroute (FRR) and protection    switching, which are often triggered by OAM protocols, are also out    of the scope of this document.

   The target audience of this document includes network equipment    vendors, network operators, and standards development organizations.    This document can be used as an index to some of the main OAM tools    defined in the IETF.  At the end of the document, a list of the OAM    toolsets and a list of the OAM functions are presented as a summary.

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 RFC 7276                  Overview of OAM Tools                June 2014

 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 Gro...