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Pseudowire Redundancy
RFC 6718

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          P. Muley
Request for Comments: 6718                                   M. Aissaoui
Category: Informational                                         M. Bocci
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           Alcatel-Lucent
                                                             August 2012

                         Pseudowire Redundancy

Abstract

   This document describes a framework comprised of a number of
   scenarios and associated requirements for pseudowire (PW) redundancy.
   A set of redundant PWs is configured between provider edge (PE) nodes
   in single-segment PW applications or between terminating PE (T-PE)
   nodes in multi-segment PW applications.  In order for the PE/T-PE
   nodes to indicate the preferred PW to use for forwarding PW packets
   to one another, a new PW status is required to indicate the
   preferential forwarding status of active or standby for each PW in
   the redundant set.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6718.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Terminology .....................................................4
      2.1. Requirements Language ......................................6
   3. Reference Models ................................................6
      3.1. PE Architecture ............................................6
      3.2. PW Redundancy Network Reference Scenarios ..................7
           3.2.1. PW Redundancy for AC and PE Protection: One
                  Dual-Homed CE with Redundant SS-PWs .................7
           3.2.2. PW Redundancy for AC and PE Protection: Two
                  Dual-Homed CEs with Redundant SS-PWs ................8
           3.2.3. PW Redundancy for S-PE Protection:
                  Single-Homed CEs with Redundant MS-PWs .............10
           3.2.4. PW Redundancy for PE-rs Protection in
                  H-VPLS Using SS-PWs ................................11
           3.2.5. PW Redundancy for PE Protection in a VPLS
                  Ring Using SS-PWs ..................................13
           3.2.6. PW Redundancy for VPLS n-PE Protection
                  Using SS-PWs .......................................14
   4. Generic PW Redundancy Requirements .............................15
      4.1. Protection Switching Requirements .........................15
      4.2. Operational Requirements ..................................15
   5. Security Considerations ........................................16
   6. Contributors ...................................................16
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................17
   8. References .....................................................17
      8.1. Normative References ......................................17
      8.2. Informative Reference .....................................18

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1.  Introduction

   The objective of pseudowire (PW) redundancy is to maintain
   connectivity across the packet switched network (PSN) used by the
   emulated service if a component in the path of the emulated service

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