IETF ForCES Logical Function Block (LFB) Subsidiary Management

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Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-01-14)
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Deployment experience has demonstrated the value of using the Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) architecture to manage resources other than packet forwarding. In that spirit, the Forwarding Element Manager (FEM) is modelled by creating a Logical Functional Block (LFB) to represent its functionality. We refer to this LFB as the FE Configuration (FEC) LFB. A Control Element (CE) that controls a Forwarding Element's (FE) resources can also manage its configuration via the FEC LFB. This document introduces the FEC LFB, an LFB that specifies the configuration parameters of an FE.


Bhumip Khasnabish (
Evangelos Haleplidis (
Jamal Hadi Salim (

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