IS-IS Routing with Reverse Metric
draft-ietf-isis-reverse-metric-04

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Networking Working Group                                         N. Shen
Internet-Draft                                             Cisco Systems
Intended status: Standards Track                               S. Amante
Expires: February 26, 2017                                   Apple, Inc.
                                                          M. Abrahamsson
                                                        T-Systems Nordic
                                                         August 25, 2016

                   IS-IS Routing with Reverse Metric
                   draft-ietf-isis-reverse-metric-04

Abstract

   This document describes the mechanism to allow IS-IS routing to
   quickly and accurately shift traffic away from either a point-to-
   point or multi-access LAN interface by signaling to an adjacent IS-IS
   neighbor with the metric towards itself during network maintenance or
   other operational events.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Node and Link Isolation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Distributed Forwarding Planes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  Mobility Cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.4.  Spine-Leaf Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.5.  IS-IS Reverse Metric  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.6.  Specification of Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  IS-IS Reverse Metric TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Elements of Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Processing Changes to Default Metric  . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Processing Changes to Default Metric for Multi-Topology
           IS-IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.3.  Multi-Access LAN Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Operational Guidelines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Node Isolation Challenges  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix B.  Link Isolation Challenges  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix C.  Use of Reverse Metric for LDP/IGP Synchronization on
                LAN's  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix D.  Contributors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction

   The IS-IS [ISO10589] routing protocol has been widely used in
   Internet Service Provider IP/MPLS networks.  Operational experience
   with the protocol, combined with ever increasing requirements for
   lossless operations have demonstrated some operational issues.  This
   document describes the issues and a new mechanism for improving it.

1.1.  Node and Link Isolation
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