TRILL: Resilient Distribution Trees
draft-ietf-trill-resilient-trees-08

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INTERNET-DRAFT                                              Mingui Zhang
Intended Status: Proposed Standard                                Huawei
Updates: 6325                                         Tissa Senevirathne
                                                              Consultant
                                                    Janardhanan Pathangi
                                                                 Gigamon
                                                           Ayan Banerjee
                                                                   Cisco
                                                          Anoop Ghanwani
                                                                    DELL
Expires: December 11, 2017                                  June 9, 2017

                  TRILL: Resilient Distribution Trees
                draft-ietf-trill-resilient-trees-08.txt

Abstract

   The TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol
   provides multicast data forwarding based on IS-IS link state routing.
   Distribution trees are computed based on the link state information
   through Shortest Path First calculation. When a link on the
   distribution tree fails, a campus-wide re-convergence of this
   distribution tree will take place, which can be time consuming and
   may cause considerable disruption to the ongoing multicast service.

   This document specifies how to build backup distribution trees to
   protect links on the primary distribution tree. Since the backup
   distribution tree is built up ahead of the link failure, when a link
   on the primary distribution tree fails, the pre-installed backup
   forwarding table will be utilized to deliver multicast packets
   without waiting for the campus-wide re-convergence. This minimizes
   the service disruption. This document updates RFC 6325.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1. Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     1.2. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2. Usage of the Affinity Sub-TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.1. Allocating Affinity Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.2. Distribution Tree Calculation with Affinity Links . . . . .  7
   3. Resilient Distribution Trees Calculation  . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.1. Designating Roots for Backup Distribution Trees . . . . . .  8
     3.2. Backup DT Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.2.1. Backup DT Calculation with Affinity Links . . . . . . .  9
         3.2.1.1. Algorithm for Choosing Affinity Links . . . . . . .  9
         3.2.1.2. Affinity Links Advertisement  . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   4. Resilient Distribution Trees Installation . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     4.1. Pruning the Backup Distribution Tree  . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.2. RPF Filters Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   5. Protection Mechanisms with Resilient Distribution Trees . . . . 12
     5.1. Global 1:1 Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.2. Global 1+1 Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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