MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Applicability: Use Cases and Design
RFC 6965

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      L. Fang, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6965                                         Cisco
Category: Informational                                         N. Bitar
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Verizon
                                                                R. Zhang
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent
                                                              M. Daikoku
                                                                    KDDI
                                                                  P. Pan
                                                                Infinera
                                                             August 2013

  MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Applicability: Use Cases and Design

Abstract

   This document describes the applicability of the MPLS Transport
   Profile (MPLS-TP) with use case studies and network design
   considerations.  The use cases include Metro Ethernet access and
   aggregation transport, mobile backhaul, and packet optical transport.

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/rfc6965.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Terminology ................................................3
      1.2. Background .................................................4
   2. MPLS-TP Use Cases ...............................................6
      2.1. Metro Access and Aggregation ...............................6
      2.2. Packet Optical Transport ...................................7
      2.3. Mobile Backhaul ............................................8
           2.3.1. 2G and 3G Mobile Backhaul ...........................8
           2.3.2. 4G/LTE Mobile Backhaul ..............................9
   3. Network Design Considerations ..................................10
      3.1. The Role of MPLS-TP .......................................10
      3.2. Provisioning Mode .........................................10
      3.3. Standards Compliance ......................................10
      3.4. End-to-End MPLS OAM Consistency ...........................11
      3.5. PW Design Considerations in MPLS-TP Networks ..............11
      3.6. Proactive and On-Demand MPLS-TP OAM Tools .................12
      3.7. MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS Interworking Considerations ...........12
   4. Security Considerations ........................................13
   5. Acknowledgements ...............................................13
   6. References .....................................................13
      6.1. Normative References ......................................13
      6.2. Informative References ....................................14
   7. Contributors ...................................................15

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RFC 6965              MPLS-TP Use Cases and Design           August 2013

1.  Introduction

   This document describes the applicability of the MPLS Transport
   Profile (MPLS-TP) with use case studies and network design
   considerations.

1.1.  Terminology

      Term     Definition
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