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Network Management Requirements for MPLS-based Transport Networks
RFC 5951

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                            K. Lam
Request for Comments: 5951                                Alcatel-Lucent
Category: Standards Track                                   S. Mansfield
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  E. Gray
                                                                Ericsson
                                                          September 2010

   Network Management Requirements for MPLS-based Transport Networks

Abstract

   This document specifies the requirements for the management of
   equipment used in networks supporting an MPLS Transport Profile
   (MPLS-TP).  The requirements are defined for specification of
   network management aspects of protocol mechanisms and procedures
   that constitute the building blocks out of which the MPLS
   Transport Profile is constructed.  That is, these requirements
   indicate what management capabilities need to be available in
   MPLS for use in managing the MPLS-TP.  This document is intended
   to identify essential network management capabilities, not to
   specify what functions any particular MPLS implementation
   supports.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further
   information on Internet Standards is available in 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
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5951.

Lam, et al.                  Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 5951        NM Requirements for MPLS-based Transport  September 2010

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Lam, et al.                  Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 5951        NM Requirements for MPLS-based Transport  September 2010

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Terminology ................................................5
   2. Management Interface Requirements ...............................7
   3. Management Communication Channel (MCC) Requirements .............7
   4. Management Communication Network (MCN) Requirements .............7
   5. Fault Management Requirements ...................................9
      5.1. Supervision Function .......................................9
      5.2. Validation Function .......................................10
      5.3. Alarm Handling Function ...................................11
           5.3.1. Alarm Severity Assignment ..........................11
           5.3.2. Alarm Suppression ..................................11
           5.3.3. Alarm Reporting ....................................11
           5.3.4. Alarm Reporting Control ............................12
   6. Configuration Management Requirements ..........................12
      6.1. System Configuration ......................................12
      6.2. Control Plane Configuration ...............................13
      6.3. Path Configuration ........................................13
      6.4. Protection Configuration ..................................14
      6.5. OAM Configuration .........................................14
   7. Performance Management Requirements ............................15
      7.1. Path Characterization Performance Metrics .................15
      7.2. Performance Measurement Instrumentation ...................16
           7.2.1. Measurement Frequency ..............................16
           7.2.2. Measurement Scope ..................................17
   8. Security Management Requirements ...............................17
      8.1. Management Communication Channel Security .................17
      8.2. Signaling Communication Channel Security ..................18
      8.3. Distributed Denial of Service .............................18

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