Entropy label for SPRING tunnels
draft-ietf-mpls-spring-entropy-label-12

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Network Working Group                                            S. Kini
Internet-Draft
Intended status: Standards Track                             K. Kompella
Expires: January 17, 2019                                        Juniper
                                                            S. Sivabalan
                                                                   Cisco
                                                            S. Litkowski
                                                                  Orange
                                                               R. Shakir
                                                                  Google
                                                             J. Tantsura
                                                           July 16, 2018

                    Entropy label for SPRING tunnels
                draft-ietf-mpls-spring-entropy-label-12

Abstract

   Segment Routing (SR) leverages the source routing paradigm.  A node
   steers a packet through an ordered list of instructions, called
   segments.  Segment Routing can be applied to the Multi Protocol Label
   Switching (MPLS) data plane.  Entropy label (EL) is a technique used
   in MPLS to improve load-balancing.  This document examines and
   describes how ELs are to be applied to Segment Routing MPLS.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Abbreviations and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Use-case requiring multipath load-balancing . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Entropy Readable Label Depth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Maximum SID Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  LSP stitching using the Binding-SID . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Insertion of entropy labels for SPRING path . . . . . . . . .  11
     7.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       7.1.1.  Example 1 where the ingress node has a sufficient MSD  12
       7.1.2.  Example 2 where the ingress node does not have a
               sufficient MSD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.2.  Considerations for the placement of entropy labels  . . .  14
       7.2.1.  ERLD value  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       7.2.2.  Segment type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
         7.2.2.1.  Node-SID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
         7.2.2.2.  Adjacency-set SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
         7.2.2.3.  Adjacency-SID representing a single IP link . . .  17
         7.2.2.4.  Adjacency-SID representing a single link within
                   an L2 bundle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
         7.2.2.5.  Adjacency-SID representing an L2 bundle . . . . .  17
       7.2.3.  Maximizing number of LSRs that will load-balance  . .  18
       7.2.4.  Preference for a part of the path . . . . . . . . . .  18
       7.2.5.  Combining criteria  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   8.  A simple example algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   9.  Deployment Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   10. Options considered  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
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