Link Management Protocol (LMP) is designed to ease the configuration and management of optical network devices. Such devices may be interconnected by thousands of data-bearing links, which are aggregated into a smaller number of traffic engineering (TE) links. LMP provides automatic configuration of such devices, negotiation of capabilities, and localization of faults.
DC-LMP provides a complete, scalable, and fault-tolerant source code implementation of LMP.
The DC-LMP Features section below lists the most important functions provided by the DC-LMP product. For more information about the architecture and interfaces of the DC-LMP product, see the DC-LMP Architecture page. For a more detailed discussion of the LMP protocol, see the LMP Protocol page.
DC-LMP is designed for use in highly scaled devices, potentially requiring distribution and redundancy of software, and complements DC-MPLS to provide a complete control plane for optical devices such as
DC-LMP supports both networks where the control channels are in-band and networks where the control channels are out-of-band.
The following lists the features supported in the DC-LMP protocol product.