Hierarchical Stateful Path Computation Element (PCE).

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A Stateful Path Computation Element (PCE) maintains information on the current network state, including: computed Label Switched Path (LSPs), reserved resources within the network, and pending path computation requests. This information may then be considered when computing new traffic engineered LSPs, and for associated and dependent LSPs, received from Path Computation Clients (PCCs). The Hierarchical Path Computation Element (H-PCE) architecture, provides an architecture to allow the optimum sequence of inter-connected domains to be selected, and network policy to be applied if applicable, via the use of a hierarchical relationship between PCEs. Combining the capabilities of Stateful PCE and the Hierarchical PCE would be advantageous. This document describes general considerations and use cases for the deployment of Stateful PCE(s) using the Hierarchical PCE architecture.


Dhruv Dhody (dhruv.ietf@gmail.com)
Young Lee (leeyoung@huawei.com)
Daniele Ceccarelli (daniele.ceccarelli@ericsson.com)
Jongyoon Shin (jongyoon.shin@sk.com)
Daniel King (d.king@lancaster.ac.uk)
Oscar de Dios (ogondio@tid.es)

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