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MPLS Fundamentals by Luc De Ghein - CCIE No. 1897

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Chapter 14. MPLS Operation and Maintenance

What You Will Learn

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 ...

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