A Policy Management Framework for GMPLS Optical Networks

N. Rico, V.M.N. Vo, and O. Cherkaoui (Canada)


ASON, CIM, GMPLS, Optical Network Management, Policy Management Framework


This paper presents a policy-based management framework for GMPLS-enabled optical networks. First, the (Automatic Switched Optical Networks) and GMPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching) architecture are presented. We then present a framework 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.

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