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Mobile-ipv6 MPLS OAM requirements
conference contributionposted on 2005-12-01, 00:00 authored by Sasan AdibiSasan Adibi, S Erfani
This paper reflects the requirements of the Operation, Administration and Maintenance of Mobile-IP MPLS-ready networks. So far variety of architectures and ideas have been proposed, however there's no unified management present to date to investigate the integrity of these architectures and their interoperability with the pre-existing infrastructures thoroughly. This is particularly crucial as transport of diverse traffic types such as voice, and data on top of Layer II traffic such as 802.11, and MPLS become more common and the ability to detect, handle and diagnose control and data plane defects becomes critical. In this paper we investigate different modules' requirements, standardization efforts, fault detection, connectivity verification and overall functionality management. This requires overall and inter-layer topology change to ensure large-scale Mobile-IP MPLS deployment could be accomplished by appropriate OAM tools to efficiently manage packet networks. This new management scheme is very important because existing mismatches and defects may not only affect the fundamental operation of an MPLS network carrying Mobile-IP traffic, but also because they may impact SLA commitments for customers of that network. This also further opens the door to efficiently deployment of Quality of Service (QoS) as a new standard way of traffic engineering (TE) and will facilitate the cure for current gaps and in micro-mobility and lack of a unified-end-to-end security scheme. © 2005 IEEE.