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Policy approach to managing WDM networks
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a policy-based management framework for GMPLS-enabled optical networks. First, the ASON (Automatic Switched Optical Networks) and GMPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching) architecture are presented. We will explain how the policy plane relates to the control and management plane, and the role it plays in the dynamic configuration of GMPLS optical paths. We will present a framwork based on an admission control protocol COPS) Common Open Policy Service) defined by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and on an Information Model based on the CIM (Common Information Model) model defined by DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force). This framework allows interworking between the policy and control plane, and provides a comprehensive policy provisioning setup for optical networks. An information model extended from CIM for managing dynamically configured optical networks is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2003
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5247, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II, (19 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511023
Show Author Affiliations
Nathalie Rico, Univ. of Montreal (Canada)
Omar Cherkaoui, Univ. of Quebec in Montreal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5247:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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