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Optical Network Control: Architecture, Protocols, and Standards

Book Description

Optical Network Control is the first expert guide and single-source reference for controlling and managing optical networks. This book fills the gap between optical network engineering and routing/signaling—helping both optical and IP professionals build networks that are more robust, flexible, manageable, and profitable. Coverage includes:

  • Designing networks to deliver a range of on-demand services from mission-critical, time-sensitive protected services to low-cost unprotected services

  • Network control and operations in WDM/DWDM and SONET/SDH environments

  • Control principles and features for evolving mesh-based optical networks and existing ring networks—with practical examples

  • Emerging, proposed, and future optical routing/signaling protocols and standards including GMPLS, ASON and Optical UNI

  • Optical network control planes: design, scenarios, interworking, and interactions with existing network management systems

  • Crucial IETF, ITU-T, OIF, ANSI, Bellcore, and industry information—brought together for the first time

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Preface
    3. Technology Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. Optical Transmission Systems
      3. Multiplexing, Grooming, and Switching
      4. Summary
    4. SONET and SDH Basics
      1. Introduction
      2. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
      3. Getting to Know the SONET and SDH Signals
      4. SONET/SDH Layering
    5. SONET and SDH: Advanced Topics
      1. Introduction
      2. All about Concatenation
      3. Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme
      4. Payload Mappings
      5. SONET/SDH Transparency Services
      6. When Things Go Wrong
      7. Summary
    6. Protection, Restoration, and Diversity in Optical Networks
      1. Introduction
      2. Linear Protection
      3. Ring-Based Protection
      4. Mesh Restoration
      5. Summary
    7. Modern Optical Network Control Plane
      1. Introduction
      2. Control Plane Architecture and Functional Model
      3. Control Plane Aspects in IP Networks
      4. Control of MPLS Networks
      5. Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)
      6. Control of ATM Networks: The P-NNI Protocols
      7. Summary
    8. Neighbor Discovery
      1. Introduction
      2. Types of Adjacencies and Discovery Procedures
      3. Protocol Mechanisms
      4. LMP
      5. Summary
    9. Signaling for Connection Provisioning
      1. Introduction
      2. The ITU-T G.7713 Model
      3. GMPLS Signaling
      4. RSVP and RSVP-TE
      5. GMPLS Extensions to RSVP-TE
      6. P-NNI Signaling Adaptations for Optical Networks
      7. Summary
    10. Signaling for Protection and Restoration
      1. Introduction
      2. Span Protection
      3. End-to-End Dedicated Mesh Protection
      4. End-to-End Shared Mesh Protection
      5. Discussion
      6. Summary
    11. Routing Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. History of Routing
      3. Routing Protocol Basics
      4. Internet Routing Protocols
      5. P-NNI
      6. Summary
    12. Intradomain Optical Routing
      1. Introduction
      2. Differences between IP and Optical Routing
      3. Routing with Physical Diversity
      4. Routing with Constraints
      5. Link Bundling
      6. Source Routing
      7. Optical Intradomain Routing
      8. Routing across Multiple Areas
      9. Issues
      10. Summary
    13. Route Computation and Path Selection
      1. Introduction
      2. Shortest Path Computation
      3. Routing with Simple Constraints
      4. Path Selection for Diversity
      5. Network Optimization
      6. Summary
    14. Interdomain Control
      1. Introduction
      2. Interdomain Control Requirements
      3. Domain Hierarchies
      4. Interdomain Routing
      5. Discovery Processes and Hierarchy
      6. Summary
    15. Management Systems and the Control Plane
      1. Overview of Transport Systems Management
      2. Information Models
      3. Protocols for Systems Management
      4. Relationship with the Control Plane
      5. Summary
    16. Optical Control Plane Internetworking
      1. Introduction
      2. Business Drivers and Inhibitors
      3. Different Standards: Competing or Complementary?
      4. Interoperability Status
      5. Deployment Issues
    17. Glossary
    18. Bibliography