MEF 66 SOAM for IP Services

2020 Jul

Product Portfolio: IP | Standard Type: SOAM Fault and Performance Measurement

Summary:

This document specifies Service Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (SOAM) of IP Services described using the IP Service Attributes as defined in MEF 61.1. This covers both Fault Management (FM) and Performance Monitoring (PM) of IP services.


Abstract:

This document specifies Service Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (SOAM) of IP Services described using the IP Service Attributes as defined in MEF 61.1. This covers both Fault Management (FM) and Performance Monitoring (PM) of IP services.

The goal of this document is to define a set of specific fault and performance measurement methods that are recommended to be implemented by equipment providers and Service Providers. The methods defined include Proactive and On-demand Fault Management and active Performance Monitoring.

The focus of FM is on Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) as defined in RFC 5880, RFC 5881, and RFC 5883 for Proactive monitoring. Ping and traceroute using ICMP as defined in RFC 792 and RFC 4443 are used for On-demand monitoring and defect localization. These tools are well defined and broadly implemented today. This document defines options, modes, and parameters for these tools based on defined use cases. The focus of PM for Active Measurement is on Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) and TWAMP Light as defined in RFC 5357 and Simple Two-way Active Measurement Protocol (STAMP) as defined in RFC 8762. TWAMP, TWAMP Light, and STAMP are included in the scope to cover both complex and more simplified implementations.


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