Optimizations of Label Switched Path State Synchronization Procedures for a Stateful PCE
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PCE Working Group                                              E. Crabbe
Internet-Draft                                              Google, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                               J. Medved
Expires: September 14, 2014                          Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                                I. Minei
                                                            Google, Inc.
                                                                R. Varga
                                               Pantheon Technologies SRO
                                                                X. Zhang
                                                                D. Dhody
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                          March 13, 2014

 Optimizations of Label Switched Path State Synchronization Procedures
                           for a Stateful PCE
             draft-ietf-pce-stateful-sync-optimizations-00

Abstract

   A stateful Path Computation Element (PCE) has access to not only the
   information disseminated by the network's Interior Gateway Protocol
   (IGP), but also the set of active paths and their reserved resources
   for its computation.  The additional Label Switched Path (LSP) state
   information allows the PCE to compute constrained paths while
   considering individual LSPs and their interactions.  This requires a
   reliable state synchronization mechanism between the PCE and the
   network, PCE and path computation clients (PCCs), and between
   cooperating PCEs.  The basic mechanism for state synchronization is
   part of the stateful PCE specification.  This draft presents
   motivations for optimizations to the base state synchronization
   procedure and specifies the required Path Computation Element
   Communication Protocol (PCEP) extensions.

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].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  State Synchronization Avoidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  State Synchronization Avoidance Procedure . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  PCEP Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.3.1.  LSP State Database Version Number TLV . . . . . . . .   8
       3.3.2.  Speaker Entity Identifier TLV . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  PCE-triggered State Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  PCE-triggered State Synchronization Procedure . . . . . .  10
   5.  Incremental State Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.2.  Incremental Synchronization Procedure . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Advertising Support of Synchronization Optimizations  . . . .  14
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
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