Performance Measurement Using RFC 6374 for Segment Routing Networks with MPLS Data Plane
draft-ietf-mpls-rfc6374-sr-02

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MPLS Working Group                                        R. Gandhi, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                               C. Filsfils
Intended status: Standards Track                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
Expires: November 6, 2021                                       D. Voyer
                                                             Bell Canada
                                                              S. Salsano
                                        Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
                                                                 M. Chen
                                                                  Huawei
                                                            May 05, 2021

Performance Measurement Using RFC 6374 for Segment Routing Networks with
                            MPLS Data Plane
                     draft-ietf-mpls-rfc6374-sr-02

Abstract

   Segment Routing (SR) leverages the source routing paradigm.  RFC 6374
   specifies protocol mechanisms to enable the efficient and accurate
   measurement of packet loss, one-way and two-way delay, as well as
   related metrics such as delay variation in MPLS networks.  This
   document utilizes these mechanisms for Performance Delay and Loss
   Measurements in SR networks with MPLS data plane (SR-MPLS), for both
   SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-MPLS paths including Policies.  In
   addition, this document defines Return Path TLV and Block Number TLV
   extensions for RFC 6374.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Reference Topology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Query and Response Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Query Message for SR-MPLS Links and Policies  . . . . . .   6
       4.1.1.  Query Message for SR-MPLS Links . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.1.2.  Query Message for SR-MPLS Policies  . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Response Message for SR-MPLS Links and Policies . . . . .   7
       4.2.1.  One-way Measurement Mode  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.2.  Two-way Measurement Mode  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.2.3.  Loopback Measurement Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Delay Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Delay Measurement Message Format  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Timestamps  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Loss Measurement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.1.  Loss Measurement Message Format . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.2.  Combined Loss/Delay Measurement Message Format  . . . . .   9
     6.3.  Counters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  TLV Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Return Path TLV Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       7.1.1.  Return Path Sub-TLV Extension . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     7.2.  Block Number TLV Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Performance Measurement for P2MP SR-MPLS Policies . . . . . .  13
   9.  ECMP for SR-MPLS Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   10. SR-MPLS Link Extended TE Metrics Advertisements . . . . . . .  14
   11. Backwards Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   12. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   13. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     14.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     14.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20

1.  Introduction

   Segment Routing (SR) leverages the source routing paradigm and
   greatly simplifies network operations for Software Defined Networks
   (SDNs).  SR is applicable to both Multiprotocol Label Switching (SR-
   MPLS) and IPv6 (SRv6) data planes.  SR takes advantage of the Equal-
   Cost Multipaths (ECMPs) between source and transit nodes, between
   transit nodes and between transit and destination nodes.  SR Policies
   as defined in [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy] are used to
   steer traffic through a specific, user-defined paths using a stack of
   Segments.  Built-in SR Performance Measurement (PM) is one of the
   essential requirements to provide Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

   [RFC6374] specifies protocol mechanisms to enable the efficient and
   accurate measurement of performance metrics in MPLS networks using
   query and response messages.  [RFC7876] specifies mechanisms for
   sending and processing out-of-band responses over an UDP return path
   when receiving RFC 6374 based query messages.  These mechanisms are
   also well-suited in SR-MPLS networks.

   This document utilizes the mechanisms defined in [RFC6374] for
   Performance Delay and Loss Measurements in SR-MPLS networks, for both
   SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-MPLS paths including Policies.  In
   addition, this document defines Return Path TLV and Block Number TLV
   extensions for [RFC6374].

2.  Conventions Used in This Document

2.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119] [RFC8174]
   when, and only when, they appear in all capitals, as shown here.

2.2.  Abbreviations

   ACH: Associated Channel Header.

   DM: Delay Measurement.

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   ECMP: Equal Cost Multi-Path.

   G-ACh: Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh).

   GAL: Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) Label.

   LM: Loss Measurement.

   MPLS: Multiprotocol Label Switching.

   NTP: Network Time Protocol.

   PM: Performance Measurement.

   PSID: Path Segment Identifier.

   PTP: Precision Time Protocol.

   SID: Segment ID.

   SL: Segment List.

   SR: Segment Routing.

   SR-MPLS: Segment Routing with MPLS data plane.

   TC: Traffic Class.

   TE: Traffic Engineering.

   URO: UDP Return Object.

2.3.  Reference Topology

   In the reference topology shown in Figure 1, the querier node R1
   initiates a query message and the responder node R3 sends a response
   message for the query message received.  The response message is sent
   back to the querier node R1 in-band on the same path (same set of
   links and nodes) or a different path in the reverse direction.

   SR is enabled with MPLS data plane on nodes R1 and R3.  The nodes R1
   and R3 may be directly connected via a link enabled with MPLS
   (Section 2.9.1 of [RFC6374]) or a Point-to-Point (P2P) SR-MPLS path
   [RFC8402].  The link may be a physical interface, virtual link, or
   Link Aggregation Group (LAG) [IEEE802.1AX], or Layer-2 LAG bundle
   member link.  The SR-MPLS path may be an SR-MPLS Policy
   [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy] on node R1 (called head-end)
   with destination to node R3 (called tail-end).

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                          T1                T2
                         /                   \
                +-------+       Query         +-------+
                |       | - - - - - - - - - ->|       |
                |   R1  |=====================|   R3  |
                |       |<- - - - - - - - - - |       |
                +-------+       Response      +-------+
                         \                   /
                          T4                T3
                 Querier                       Responder

                       Figure 1: Reference Topology

3.  Overview

   For delay and loss measurement in SR-MPLS networks, the procedures
   defined in [RFC6374] are used in this document.  Note that one-way,
   two-way and round-trip delay measurements are defined in Section 2.4
   of [RFC6374] and are further described in this document for SR-MPLS
   networks.  Similarly, packet loss measurements are defined in
   Section 2.2 of [RFC6374] and are further described in this document
   for SR-MPLS networks.

   In SR-MPLS networks, the query and response messages defined in
   [RFC6374] are sent as following:

   o  For delay measurement, the query messages are sent in-band (on the
      same path as data traffic) for SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-
      MPLS paths to collect transmit and receive timestamps.

   o  For loss measurement, the query messages are sent in-band (on the
      same path as data traffic) for SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-
      MPLS paths to collect transmit and receive traffic counters (e.g.
      for traffic received on the incoming link for the link loss and
      for the incoming Path Segment Identifier (PSID) for the end-to-end
      SR-MPLS path loss).

   It may be desired in SR-MPLS networks that the same path (same set of
   links and nodes) between the querier and responder be used in both
   directions of the measurement.  This is achieved by using the SR-MPLS
   Return Path TLV extension defined in this document.

   The packet loss measurement using Alternate-Marking Method defined in
   [RFC8321] requires collecting Block Number of the traffic counters.
   This is achieved by using the Block Number TLV extension defined in
   this document.

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   The performance measurement procedure for SR-MPLS links can be used
   to compute extended Traffic Engineering (TE) metrics for delay and
   loss as described in this document.  The metrics are advertised in
   the network using the routing protocol extensions defined in
   [RFC7471], [RFC8570], and [RFC8571].

   The In-Situ Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (IOAM)
   mechanisms for SR-MPLS defined in [I-D.gandhi-mpls-ioam-sr] are used
   to record OAM information in the packets, and are outside the scope
   of this document.

4.  Query and Response Message

   As described in Section 2.9.1 of [RFC6374], the query and response
   messages flow over an MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh).  These
   query and response messages contain G-ACh Label (GAL) (value 13, with
   S=1).  The GAL is followed by an Associated Channel Header (ACH),
   where Channel Type identifies the measurement message type, and the
   message payload following the ACH as shown in Figure 2.

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |             GAL (value 13)            | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |0 0 0 1|Version| Reserved      |       Channel Type            |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

           Figure 2: RFC 6374 Query and Response Message Header

4.1.  Query Message for SR-MPLS Links and Policies

4.1.1.  Query Message for SR-MPLS Links

   A query message as shown in Figure 2 is sent over the SR-MPLS links
   for both delay and loss measurement using the procedures described in
   [RFC6374].  For SR-MPLS links, the TTL value is set to 1 in the SR-
   MPLS header.

4.1.2.  Query Message for SR-MPLS Policies

   A query message for an end-to-end SR-MPLS Policy, for both delay and
   loss measurement, contains SR-MPLS label stack
   [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy], with the G-ACh Label (GAL)
   at the bottom of the stack (with S=1) as shown in Figure 3.  For SR-
   MPLS Policies, the TTL value is set to 255 in the SR-MPLS header.

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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  Label(1)             | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    .                                                               .
    .                                                               .
    .                                                               .
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  Label(n)             | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  GAL (value 13)       | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |0 0 0 1|Version| Reserved      |       Channel Type            |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

     Figure 3: Example Query Message Header for an End-to-end SR-MPLS
                                  Policy

   The SR-MPLS label stack can be empty (format as shown in Figure 2) to
   indicate Implicit NULL label case.

   For SR-MPLS Policy performance measurement, in order to ensure that
   the query message is processed by the intended responder, Destination
   Address TLV (Type 129) [RFC6374] MAY be sent in the query message.
   The responder only returns Success in Control Code if it is the
   intended destination for the query.  Otherwise, it MUST return 0x15:
   Error - Invalid Destination Node Identifier [RFC6374].

4.2.  Response Message for SR-MPLS Links and Policies

4.2.1.  One-way Measurement Mode

   In one-way measurement mode defined in Section 2.4 of [RFC6374], the
   querier can receive "out-of-band" response messages with IP/UDP
   header by properly setting the UDP Return Object (URO) TLV in the
   query message.  The URO TLV (Type=131) is defined in [RFC7876] and
   includes the UDP-Destination-Port and IP Address.  When the querier
   sets an IP address and an UDP port in the URO TLV, the response is
   sent to that IP address as destination address and UDP port as
   destination port.  In addition, the "control code" in the query
   message is set to "out-of-band response requested".

   In one-way delay measurement mode, as per Reference Topology, the
   timestamps T1 and T2 are collected by the query and response
   messages.  Both these timestamps are used to measure one-way delay as
   (T2 - T1).

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4.2.2.  Two-way Measurement Mode

   In two-way measurement mode defined in Section 2.4 of [RFC6374], the
   response messages are sent back to the querier in-band on the same
   link or the same end-to-end SR-MPLS path (same set of links and
   nodes) in the reverse direction.

   For SR-MPLS links, the response message (format as shown in Figure 2)
   is sent back on the same incoming link where the query message is
   received.  In this case, the "control code" in the query message is
   set to "in-band response requested".

   For end-to-end SR-MPLS paths, the responder needs to transmit the
   response message (example as shown in Figure 3) on a specific return
   SR-MPLS path [I-D.ietf-pce-sr-bidir-path].  The querier can request
   in the query message to the responder to send the response message
   back on a given return path using the SR-MPLS Segment List sub-TLV in
   the Return Path TLV defined in this document.

   In two-way delay measurement mode, as per Reference Topology, all
   timestamps T1, T2, T3, and T4 are collected by the query and response
   messages.  All four timestamps are used to measure two-way delay as
   ((T4 - T1) - (T3 - T2)).

4.2.3.  Loopback Measurement Mode

   The Loopback measurement mode defined in Section 2.8 of [RFC6374] can
   be used to measure round-trip delay for a bidirectional circular SR-
   MPLS path [I-D.ietf-pce-sr-bidir-path].  The query messages in this
   case also carry the return path label stack as part of the MPLS
   header.  The GAL is carried at the bottom of the label stack (with
   S=1) (example as shown in Figure 3).

   As the responder does not process the query messages and generate
   response messages, the Loopback Request object (Type 3) [RFC6374] is
   not required for an end-to-end SR-MPLS path.

   In loopback delay measurement mode, as per Reference Topology, the
   timestamps T1 and T4 are collected by the query messages.  Both these
   timestamps are used to measure round-trip delay as (T4 - T1).

5.  Delay Measurement

5.1.  Delay Measurement Message Format

   As defined in [RFC6374], MPLS DM query and response messages use
   Associated Channel Header (ACH) (value 0x000C for delay measurement)
   [RFC6374], which identifies the message type, and the message payload

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   following the ACH.  For both SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-MPLS
   Policies, the same MPLS DM ACH value is used.

   The DM message payload as defined in Section 3.2 of [RFC6374] is used
   for delay measurement, for both SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-MPLS
   Policies.

5.2.  Timestamps

   The Section 3.4 of [RFC6374] defines timestamp format that can be
   used for delay measurement.  The IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol
   (PTP) timestamp format [IEEE1588] is used by default as described in
   Appendix A of [RFC6374].  The timestamping in hardware is recommended
   in SR-MPLS networks.

6.  Loss Measurement

   The LM protocol can perform two distinct kinds of loss measurement as
   described in Section 2.9.8 of [RFC6374].

   o  In inferred mode, LM will measure the loss of specially generated
      test messages in order to infer the approximate data plane loss
      level.  Inferred mode LM provides only approximate loss
      accounting.

   o  In direct mode, LM will directly measure data plane packet loss.
      Direct mode LM provides perfect loss accounting, but may require
      hardware support.

6.1.  Loss Measurement Message Format

   As defined in [RFC6374], MPLS LM query and response messages use
   Associated Channel Header (ACH) (value 0x000A for direct loss
   measurement or value 0x000B for inferred loss measurement), which
   identifies the message type, and the message payload following the
   ACH.  For both SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-MPLS Policies, the
   same MPLS LM ACH value is used.

   The LM message payload as defined in Section 3.1 of [RFC6374] is used
   for loss measurement, for both SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-MPLS
   Policies.

6.2.  Combined Loss/Delay Measurement Message Format

   As defined in [RFC6374], Combined DM+LM query and response messages
   use Associated Channel Header (ACH) (value 0x000D for direct loss and
   delay measurement or value 0x000E for inferred loss and delay
   measurement), which identifies the message type, and the message

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   payload following the ACH.  For both SR-MPLS links and end-to-end SR-
   MPLS Policies, the same MPLS DM+LM ACH value is used.

   The message payload as defined in Section 3.3 of [RFC6374] is used
   for combined delay and loss measurement, for both SR-MPLS links and
   end-to-end SR-MPLS Policies.

6.3.  Counters

   The Path Segment Identifier (PSID)
   [I-D.ietf-spring-mpls-path-segment] carried in the received data
   packet for the traffic flow under measurement can be used for
   accounting received traffic on the on the egress node of the SR-MPLS
   Policy.  In direct mode, the PSID in the received query message as
   shown in Figure 4 can be used to associate the receive traffic
   counter on the responder to detect the transmit packet loss for the
   end-to-end SR-MPLS Policy.

   In inferred mode, the PSID in the received query message as shown in
   Figure 4 can be used to count the received query messages on the
   responder to detect the transmit packet loss for an end-to-end SR-
   MPLS Policy.

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  PSID                 | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  GAL (value 13)       | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |0 0 0 1|Version| Reserved      |       Channel Type            |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

     Figure 4: Example With Path Segment Identifier for SR-MPLS Policy

   Different values of PSID can be used to measure packet loss per SR-
   MPLS Policy, per Candidate Path or per Segment List of the SR Policy
   [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy].

7.  TLV Extensions

7.1.  Return Path TLV Extension

   In two-way measurement mode, the responder needs to send the response
   message on a specific return path.  The querier can request in the
   query message to the responder to send a response message back on a
   given return path (e.g. co-routed SR-MPLS path for two-way

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   measurement).  This way the responder avoids creating and maintaining
   extra dynamic SR states for the return paths.

   In one-way measurement mode, the querier can send its reachability
   information to the responder using Return Path TLV.

   [RFC6374] defines query and response messages those can include or
   more optional TLVs.  New TLV Type (TBA2) is defined in this document
   for Return Path to carry return path information in query messages.
   The format of the Return Path TLV is shown in Figure 5:

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |  Type = TBA2  |    Length     |      Reserved                 |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                    Return Path Sub-TLV                        |
    .                                                               .
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                         Figure 5: Return Path TLV

   The Return Path TLV is a Mandatory TLV Type.  The querier MUST only
   insert one Return Path TLV in the query message.  The responder that
   supports this TLV, MUST only process the first Return Path TLV and
   ignore the other Return Path TLVs if present.  The responder also
   MUST NOT add Return Path TLV in the response message.  The Reserved
   field MUST be set to 0 and MUST be ignored on the receive side.

7.1.1.  Return Path Sub-TLV Extension

   The Return Path TLV contains a Sub-TLV to carry the return path.  The
   format of the SR-MPLS Segment List Sub-TLV is shown in Figure 6.  The
   SR-MPLS Segment List Sub-TLV contains SR-MPLS Label Stack.  The Label
   entries in the Segment List MUST be in network order.  The SR-MPLS
   Segment List Sub-TLV in the Return Path TLV is of the following Type:

   o  Type (value 1): SR-MPLS Segment List of the Return Path

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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |     Type      |    Length     |      Reserved                 |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                    Label(1)                                   |
    .                                                               .
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    .                                                               .
    .                                                               .
    .                                                               .
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                    Label(n) (bottom of stack)                 |
    .                                                               .
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

         Figure 6: SR-MPLS Segment List Sub-TLV in Return Path TLV

   An SR-MPLS Segment List Sub-TLV may carry only Binding SID
   [I-D.ietf-pce-binding-label-sid] of the Return SR-MPLS Policy.

   The Return Path TLV MUST carry only one Return Path Sub-TLV.  The
   responder that supports this Sub-TLV, MUST only process the first
   Return Path Sub-TLV and ignore the other Return Path Sub-TLVs if
   present.  The responder also MUST send response message back on the
   return path specified in the Return Path Sub-TLV.  The Reserved field
   MUST be set to 0 and MUST be ignored on the receive side.

7.2.  Block Number TLV Extension

   The direct mode loss measurement using Alternate-Marking Method
   defined in [RFC8321] requires collecting Block Number of the counters
   for the data traffic flow under measurement.  To be able to correlate
   the transmit and receive traffic counters of the matching Block
   Number, the Block Number of the traffic counters is carried in the LM
   query and response messages.

   [RFC6374] defines query and response messages those can include one
   or more optional TLVs.  New TLV Type (value TBA1) is defined in this
   document to carry the Block Number (8-bit) of the traffic counters in
   the LM query and response messages.  The format of the Block Number
   TLV is shown in Figure 7:

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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |  Type = TBA1  |    Length     | Reserved    |R| Block Number  |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                        Figure 7: Block Number TLV

   The Block Number TLV is a Mandatory TLV Type.  The querier MUST only
   insert one Block Number TLV in the query message to identify the
   Block Number for the traffic counters in the forward direction.  The
   responder that supports this TLV, MUST only inert one Block Number
   TLV in the response message to identify the Block Number for the
   traffic counters in the reverse direction.  The responder also MUST
   return the first Block Number TLV from the query message and ignore
   the other Block Number TLVs if present.  The R Flag MUST be clear in
   the query message and set in the response message.  The Reserved
   field MUST be set to 0 and MUST be ignored on the receive side.

8.  Performance Measurement for P2MP SR-MPLS Policies

   The Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) SR-MPLS path that originates from a
   root node terminates on multiple destinations called leaf nodes (e.g.
   P2MP SR-MPLS Policy [I-D.ietf-pim-sr-p2mp-policy]).

   The procedures for delay and loss measurement described in this
   document for end-to-end P2P SR-MPLS Policies are also equally
   applicable to the P2MP SR-MPLS Policies.  The procedure for one-way
   measurement is defined as following:

   o  The querier root node sends query messages using the Tree-SID
      defined in [I-D.ietf-pim-sr-p2mp-policy] for the P2MP SR-MPLS
      Policy as shown in Figure 8.  The query messages may contain the
      replication SID as defined in
      [I-D.ietf-spring-sr-replication-segment].

   o  Each responder leaf node sends its node address in the "Source
      Address" TLV (Type 130) [RFC6374] in the response messages.  This
      TLV allows the querier root node to identify the responder leaf
      nodes of the P2MP SR-MPLS Policy.

   o  The P2MP root node measures the delay and loss performance for
      each P2MP leaf node individually.

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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |              Tree-SID                 | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    .                                                               .
    .                                                               .
    .                                                               .
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |              GAL (value 13)           | TC  |S|      TTL      |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |0 0 0 1|Version| Reserved      |       Channel Type            |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

         Figure 8: Example Query with Tree-SID for SR-MPLS Policy

   The considerations for two-way and loopback measurement modes for
   P2MP SR-MPLS Policy (e.g. for co-routed bidirectional SR-MPLS path)
   are outside the scope of this document.

9.  ECMP for SR-MPLS Policies

   An SR-MPLS Policy can have ECMPs between the source and transit
   nodes, between transit nodes and between transit and destination
   nodes.  Usage of Anycast SID [RFC8402] by an SR-MPLS Policy can
   result in ECMP paths via transit nodes part of that Anycast group.
   The query and response messages need to be sent to traverse different
   ECMP paths to measure delay of each of the ECMP path of an SR-MPLS
   Policy.

   Forwarding plane has various hashing functions available to forward
   packets on specific ECMP paths.  For SR-MPLS Policy, sweeping of
   entropy label [RFC6790] values can be used in query and response
   messages to take advantage of the hashing function in forwarding
   plane to influence the ECMP path taken by them.

   The considerations for loss measurement for different ECMP paths of
   an SR-MPLS Policy are outside the scope of this document.

10.  SR-MPLS Link Extended TE Metrics Advertisements

   The extended TE metrics for SR-MPLS link delay and loss can be
   computed using the performance measurement procedures described in
   this document to advertise in the routing domain as follows:

   o  For OSPF, ISIS, and BGP-LS, protocol extensions defined in
      [RFC7471], [RFC8570], and [RFC8571], respectively, are used for

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      advertising the extended TE link delay and loss metrics in the
      network.

   o  The extended TE link delay and loss metrics are advertised for
      Layer-2 LAG bundle member links in OSPF
      [I-D.ietf-lsr-ospf-l2bundles] and ISIS [RFC8668] using the same
      protocol extensions defined in [RFC7471] and [RFC8570],
      respectively.

   o  The advertised delay-variance metric, Packet Delay Variation (PDV)
      is computed as described in Section 4.2 of [RFC5481].

   o  In the absence of one-way delay measurement, the extended TE link
      one-way delay metrics can be computed using the two-way and round-
      trip delay values by dividing the values by 2.

11.  Backwards Compatibility

   The procedures defined in this document are backwards compatible with
   the procedures defined in [RFC6374] at both querier and responder.
   If the responder does not support the new Mandatory TLV Types defined
   in this document, it MUST return Error 0x17: Unsupported Mandatory
   TLV Object as per [RFC6374].

12.  Security Considerations

   This document describes the procedures for performance delay and loss
   measurement for SR-MPLS networks, for both SR-MPLS links and end-to-
   end SR-MPLS Policies using the mechanisms defined in [RFC6374] and
   [RFC7876].  This document does not introduce any additional security
   considerations other than those covered in [RFC6374], [RFC7471],
   [RFC8570], [RFC8571], and [RFC7876].

13.  IANA Considerations

   IANA is requested to allocate a value for the following Mandatory
   Block Number TLV Type for [RFC6374] to be carried in the query and
   response messages from the "MPLS Loss/Delay Measurement TLV Object"
   registry contained within the "Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh)
   Parameters" registry set:

   o  Type TBA1: Block Number TLV

   IANA is also requested to allocate a value for the following
   Mandatory Return Path TLV Type for [RFC6374] to be carried in the
   query messages from the "MPLS Loss/Delay Measurement TLV Object"
   registry contained within the "Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh)
   Parameters" registry set:

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   o  Type TBA2: Return Path TLV

   IANA is requested to create the "Return Path Sub-TLV" sub-registry as
   part of the Return Path TLV registry.  All code points in the range 1
   through 127 in this registry shall be allocated according to the
   "IETF Review" procedure as specified in [RFC8126].  Code points in
   the range 128 through 239 in this registry shall be allocated
   according to the "First Come First Served" procedure as specified in
   [RFC8126].  Remaining code points are allocated according to Table 1:

               +-----------+--------------+---------------+
               | Value     | Description  | Reference     |
               +-----------+--------------+---------------+
               | 0         |   Reserved   | This document |
               | 1 - 127   |  Unassigned  | This document |
               | 128 - 239 |  Unassigned  | This document |
               | 240 - 249 | Experimental | This document |
               | 250 - 254 | Private Use  | This document |
               | 255       |   Reserved   | This document |
               +-----------+--------------+---------------+

              Table 1: Return Path Sub-TLV Type Sub-Registry

   This document defines the following new values in the Return Path
   Sub-TLV sub-registry:

    +-------+-----------------------------------------+---------------+
    | Value |               Description               | Reference     |
    +-------+-----------------------------------------+---------------+
    | 1     | SR-MPLS Segment List of the Return Path | This document |
    +-------+-----------------------------------------+---------------+

                    Table 2: Return Path Sub-TLV Types

14.  References

14.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>.

   [RFC6374]  Frost, D. and S. Bryant, "Packet Loss and Delay
              Measurement for MPLS Networks", RFC 6374,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6374, September 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6374>.

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   [RFC7876]  Bryant, S., Sivabalan, S., and S. Soni, "UDP Return Path
              for Packet Loss and Delay Measurement for MPLS Networks",
              RFC 7876, DOI 10.17487/RFC7876, July 2016,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7876>.

   [RFC8174]  Leiba, B., "Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC
              2119 Key Words", BCP 14, RFC 8174, DOI 10.17487/RFC8174,
              May 2017, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8174>.

14.2.  Informative References

   [IEEE1588]
              IEEE, "1588-2008 IEEE Standard for a Precision Clock
              Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and
              Control Systems", March 2008.

   [RFC5481]  Morton, A. and B. Claise, "Packet Delay Variation
              Applicability Statement", RFC 5481, DOI 10.17487/RFC5481,
              March 2009, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5481>.

   [RFC6790]  Kompella, K., Drake, J., Amante, S., Henderickx, W., and
              L. Yong, "The Use of Entropy Labels in MPLS Forwarding",
              RFC 6790, DOI 10.17487/RFC6790, November 2012,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6790>.

   [RFC7471]  Giacalone, S., Ward, D., Drake, J., Atlas, A., and S.
              Previdi, "OSPF Traffic Engineering (TE) Metric
              Extensions", RFC 7471, DOI 10.17487/RFC7471, March 2015,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7471>.

   [RFC8126]  Cotton, M., Leiba, B., and T. Narten, "Guidelines for
              Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26,
              RFC 8126, DOI 10.17487/RFC8126, June 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8126>.

   [RFC8321]  Fioccola, G., Ed., Capello, A., Cociglio, M., Castaldelli,
              L., Chen, M., Zheng, L., Mirsky, G., and T. Mizrahi,
              "Alternate-Marking Method for Passive and Hybrid
              Performance Monitoring", RFC 8321, DOI 10.17487/RFC8321,
              January 2018, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8321>.

   [RFC8402]  Filsfils, C., Ed., Previdi, S., Ed., Ginsberg, L.,
              Decraene, B., Litkowski, S., and R. Shakir, "Segment
              Routing Architecture", RFC 8402, DOI 10.17487/RFC8402,
              July 2018, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8402>.

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   [RFC8570]  Ginsberg, L., Ed., Previdi, S., Ed., Giacalone, S., Ward,
              D., Drake, J., and Q. Wu, "IS-IS Traffic Engineering (TE)
              Metric Extensions", RFC 8570, DOI 10.17487/RFC8570, March
              2019, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8570>.

   [RFC8571]  Ginsberg, L., Ed., Previdi, S., Wu, Q., Tantsura, J., and
              C. Filsfils, "BGP - Link State (BGP-LS) Advertisement of
              IGP Traffic Engineering Performance Metric Extensions",
              RFC 8571, DOI 10.17487/RFC8571, March 2019,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8571>.

   [RFC8668]  Ginsberg, L., Ed., Bashandy, A., Filsfils, C., Nanduri,
              M., and E. Aries, "Advertising Layer 2 Bundle Member Link
              Attributes in IS-IS", RFC 8668, DOI 10.17487/RFC8668,
              December 2019, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8668>.

   [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy]
              Filsfils, C., Talaulikar, K., Voyer, D., Bogdanov, A., and
              P. Mattes, "Segment Routing Policy Architecture", draft-
              ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy-09 (work in progress),
              November 2020.

   [I-D.ietf-pim-sr-p2mp-policy]
              Voyer, D., Filsfils, C., Parekh, R., Bidgoli, H., and Z.
              Zhang, "Segment Routing Point-to-Multipoint Policy",
              draft-ietf-pim-sr-p2mp-policy-02 (work in progress),
              February 2021.

   [I-D.ietf-spring-sr-replication-segment]
              Voyer, D., Filsfils, C., Parekh, R., Bidgoli, H., and Z.
              Zhang, "SR Replication Segment for Multi-point Service
              Delivery", draft-ietf-spring-sr-replication-segment-04
              (work in progress), February 2021.

   [I-D.ietf-pce-binding-label-sid]
              Sivabalan, S., Filsfils, C., Tantsura, J., Previdi, S.,
              and C. Li, "Carrying Binding Label/Segment Identifier in
              PCE-based Networks.", draft-ietf-pce-binding-label-sid-08
              (work in progress), April 2021.

   [I-D.ietf-spring-mpls-path-segment]
              Cheng, W., Li, H., Chen, M., Gandhi, R., and R. Zigler,
              "Path Segment in MPLS Based Segment Routing Network",
              draft-ietf-spring-mpls-path-segment-04 (work in progress),
              April 2021.

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   [I-D.ietf-lsr-ospf-l2bundles]
              Talaulikar, K. and P. Psenak, "Advertising L2 Bundle
              Member Link Attributes in OSPF", draft-ietf-lsr-ospf-
              l2bundles-01 (work in progress), April 2021.

   [I-D.ietf-pce-sr-bidir-path]
              Li, C., Chen, M., Cheng, W., Gandhi, R., and Q. Xiong,
              "Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP)
              Extensions for Associated Bidirectional Segment Routing
              (SR) Paths", draft-ietf-pce-sr-bidir-path-05 (work in
              progress), January 2021.

   [I-D.gandhi-mpls-ioam-sr]
              Gandhi, R., Ali, Z., Filsfils, C., Brockners, F., Wen, B.,
              and V. Kozak, "MPLS Data Plane Encapsulation for In-situ
              OAM Data", draft-gandhi-mpls-ioam-sr-06 (work in
              progress), February 2021.

   [IEEE802.1AX]
              IEEE Std. 802.1AX, "IEEE Standard for Local and
              metropolitan area networks - Link Aggregation", November
              2008.

Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to thank Thierry Couture for the discussions
   on the use-cases for the performance measurement in segment routing
   networks.  Authors would like to thank Patrick Khordoc for
   implementing the mechanisms defined in this document.  The authors
   would like to thank Greg Mirsky for providing many useful comments
   and suggestions.  The authors would also like to thank Stewart
   Bryant, Sam Aldrin, Tarek Saad, and Rajiv Asati for their review
   comments.  Thanks to Huaimo Chen, Yimin Shen, and Xufeng Liu for
   MPLS-RT expert review.

Contributors

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   Sagar Soni
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   Email: sagsoni@cisco.com

   Zafar Ali
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   Email: zali@cisco.com

   Pier Luigi Ventre
   CNIT
   Italy
   Email: pierluigi.ventre@cnit.it

Authors' Addresses

   Rakesh Gandhi (editor)
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   Canada

   Email: rgandhi@cisco.com

   Clarence Filsfils
   Cisco Systems, Inc.

   Email: cfilsfil@cisco.com

   Daniel Voyer
   Bell Canada

   Email: daniel.voyer@bell.ca

   Stefano Salsano
   Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
   Italy

   Email: stefano.salsano@uniroma2.it

   Mach(Guoyi) Chen
   Huawei

   Email: mach.chen@huawei.com

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