Active OAM for Service Function Chains in Networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (sfc WG)
Authors Greg Mirsky  , Wei Meng  , Bhumip Khasnabish  , Cui(Linda) Wang 
Last updated 2018-10-26 (latest revision 2018-10-08)
Replaced by draft-ietf-sfc-multi-layer-oam
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A set of requirements for active Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) of Service Function Chains (SFCs) in networks is presented. Based on these requirements an encapsulation of active OAM message in SFC and a mechanism to detect and localize defects described. Also, this document updates RFC 8300 in the definition of O (OAM) bit in the Network Service Header (NSH) and defines how the active OAM message identified in SFC NSH.


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Wei Meng (unknown-email-Wei-Meng)
Bhumip Khasnabish (
Cui(Linda) Wang (

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