Recent progress in ITU-T Recommendation G.709 standardization has
introduced new ODU containers (ODU0, ODU4, ODU2e and ODUflex) and
enhanced Optical Transport Networking (OTN) flexibility. Several
recent documents have proposed ways to modify GMPLS signaling
protocols to support these new OTN features.
It is important that a single solution is developed for use in GMPLS
signaling and routing protocols. This solution must support ODUk
multiplexing capabilities, address all of the new features, be
acceptable to all equipment vendors, and be extensible considering
continued OTN evolution.
This document describes the extensions to the Generalized Multi-
Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) signaling to control the evolving
Optical Transport Networks (OTN) addressing ODUk multiplexing and new
features including ODU0, ODU4, ODU2e and ODUflex.