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Application Guide: Managing the Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle

Service Setup, Ongoing Monitoring, Fault Management and Repair

White Paper Abstract

Ensure profitable Ethernet service delivery by streamlining the deployment, monitoring and maintenance of such services.

This practical guide describes the various test procedures, along with implementation considerations and recommendations for use at turn-up, ongoing monitoring and other critical points throughout the service lifecycle to ensure quality of service and maintain Ethernet COS.

The Ethernet service validation tests are based on IEEE 802.3-2005 (formerly 802.3ah), IEEE 802.1ag Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM), ITU-T Y.1731, RFC-2544, and diagnostic loopbacks.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Service Validation Tests
    • IEEE 802.3-2005 (formerly 802.3ah)
    • IEEE 802.1ag
    • ITU-T Y.1731
    • RFC-2544
    • Diagnostic Loopbacks
  • Service Turn-Up
    • Connectivity Verification
    • Diagnostic Loopbacks
    • Stress Testing
    • SLA Verification
  • On-going Service Control and Monitoring
    • Performance monitoring
    • SLA Threshold Reporting
  • Fault Management and Recovery
    • Fault Detection, Isolation and Notification
    • Diagnostic Loopbacks
    • Resiliency and Repair
  • RAD’s Testing-Enabled Ethernet Demarcation Devices
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations

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