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The GMPLS control plane architecture for optical networks routing and signaling for agile high speed switching

Chapter


Abstract


  • Optical networking technology underwent a major revolution in the 1990s as the old paradigm of SONET/SDH systems to support circuit-switched connections began to give way to a new mesh network of transparent, high-speed optical switches with the capability to support a variety of higher-layer traffic types and services. In order for such a network to operate efficiently, it is essential that it employ a control plane that is capable of managing both legacy framed traffic and new traffic types. Also, the optical control plane must be able to operate across network boundaries, both at the edge interface to the customer's equipment and at administrative domain boundaries in the core network. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has tasked several working groups to develop the architecture for such a control plane as well as protocols to support its functioning. These groups' work has built on previous work in the IETF on Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), which was developed to allow packet routers to operate more efficiently. In this chapter, we describe the GMPLS architecture and related protocols, specifically RSVP-TE, OSPF-TE, and LMP. © 2005 Springer-Verlag US.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Griffith, D. (2005). The GMPLS control plane architecture for optical networks routing and signaling for agile high speed switching. In Emerging Optical Network Technologies: Architectures, Protocols and Performance (pp. 193-218). doi:10.1007/0-387-22584-6_9

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780387225821

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-66749142696

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Emerging Optical Network Technologies: Architectures, Protocols and Performance

Start Page


  • 193

End Page


  • 218

Abstract


  • Optical networking technology underwent a major revolution in the 1990s as the old paradigm of SONET/SDH systems to support circuit-switched connections began to give way to a new mesh network of transparent, high-speed optical switches with the capability to support a variety of higher-layer traffic types and services. In order for such a network to operate efficiently, it is essential that it employ a control plane that is capable of managing both legacy framed traffic and new traffic types. Also, the optical control plane must be able to operate across network boundaries, both at the edge interface to the customer's equipment and at administrative domain boundaries in the core network. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has tasked several working groups to develop the architecture for such a control plane as well as protocols to support its functioning. These groups' work has built on previous work in the IETF on Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), which was developed to allow packet routers to operate more efficiently. In this chapter, we describe the GMPLS architecture and related protocols, specifically RSVP-TE, OSPF-TE, and LMP. © 2005 Springer-Verlag US.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Griffith, D. (2005). The GMPLS control plane architecture for optical networks routing and signaling for agile high speed switching. In Emerging Optical Network Technologies: Architectures, Protocols and Performance (pp. 193-218). doi:10.1007/0-387-22584-6_9

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780387225821

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-66749142696

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Emerging Optical Network Technologies: Architectures, Protocols and Performance

Start Page


  • 193

End Page


  • 218