By the end of this chapter, you should know and be able to explain the following:
What MPLS OAM entails
Why MPLS LSP ping and MPLS LSP traceroute are far more powerful troubleshooting tools than IP ping and IP traceroute
How IP SLA can perform MPLS network performance measurement
How Netflow accounting can be used and deployed in MPLS networks
How SNMP can be used in MPLS networks and how it has been made MPLS VPN aware
You can use MPLS Operation and Maintenance (OAM) to detect operational failures, but also for accounting and performance measurement in the MPLS network. Problems on the control plane can be reported by traps or seen by polling the Management Information Base (MIB). This ...