MEF 17 Service OAM Framework and Requirements

2007 Apr

Product Portfolio: Carrier Ethernet

Standard Type: SOAM Fault and Performance Measurement


Provides requirements to be satisfied by the Service OAM mechanisms in MENs and framework for discussing and implementing those mechanisms. It also provides context for several MEF specifications (UNI type 2 and E-NNI) and the work of other standards bodies


OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) can be used to manage network infrastruc- tures and services provided across these network infrastructures. This document provides re- quirements and framework for Service OAM within MEF compliant Metro Ethernet Networks (MENs). Service OAM requirements represent expectations of Service Providers in managing Ethernet Services within the MENs and Subscribers in managing Ethernet Services across the MENs. Service OAM framework describes the high-level constructs used to model different MEN and Service components that are relevant for OAM. The framework also describes the re- lationship between Service OAM and the architectural constructs of Ethernet Services (ETH), Transport Service (TRAN) and Application Service (APP) Layers as identified in. 

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