This document specifies Operations and Management (OAM) requirements
that improve on the traditional OAM tools like Ping and Traceroute.
These requirements have arisen from the fact that more details than
given by Ping and Traceroute are required while troubleshooting or
doing performance and network planning. These requirements have been
gathered from network operators especially from data centers where
the networks have slightly different characteristics compared to
regular campus/carrier networks.