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Posts about MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

Label Switched Paths Ping (LSP-Ping)

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance)

Metaswitch’s LSP Ping solution is a library of functions that build and parse LSP Ping messages and manage the LSP Ping transactions. It is integrated with DC-MPLS to provide an end-to-end solution.

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ReSerVation Protocol with Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)

Networking software RSVP-TE (ReSerVation Protocol) MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

ReSerVation Protocol with Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) is one of the label distribution protocols supported by DC-MPLS. DC-RSVP provides a complete, scalable, and fault-tolerant source code implementation of RSVP-TE.

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Multi-Protocol Label Switching - Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

Service providers are increasingly transitioning their transport architectures from circuit to packet to address the exploding demand of packet traffic and lower overall CAPEX and OPEX. Equipment manufacturers need to support these next-generation packet transport networks while maintaining the features that carriers find essential, such as comparable QoS, protection and restoration, and OAM that is available with traditional SONET/SDH and WDM/DWDM transport networks.

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Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

DC-MPLS is a full suite of packet and optical MPLS products for any router, switch, optical or service edge device. With the first portable, longest standing and most mature solution in the industry, Metaswitch is the undisputed leader in MPLS network software products throughout the world used by many of the world's leading manufacturers of communications equipment.

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Link Management Protocol (LMP)

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) Ethernet Link Management Protocol (LMP)

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.

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Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) is one of the label distribution protocols supported by DC-MPLS. DC-LDP provides a complete, scalable, and fault-tolerant source code implementation of LDP.

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What is Path Computation Element (PCE)?

Networking software SDN (Software Defined Networking) PCE (Path Computational Element) MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

Path Computation Element (PCE) is a device that computes paths on behalf of the nodes in the network. It can be a router, a COTS server, part of the OSS, or a virtualized entity running in a cloud. When a network node needs a path for an LSP, it makes a request to the PCE using the PCE protocol (PCEP). The PCE has access to topology information for the entire network and uses this in path computations.

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What is Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)?

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

The Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) is used to establish MPLS transport LSPs when traffic engineering is not required. It establishes LSPs that follow the existing IP routing table, and is particularly well suited for establishing a full mesh of LSPs between all of the routers on the network.

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What is MPLS and GMPLS?

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) provides a mechanism for forwarding packets for any network protocol. It was originally developed in the late 1990s to provide faster packet forwarding for IP routers (see RFC 3031). Since then its capabilities have expanded massively, for example to support service creation (VPNs), traffic engineering, network convergence, and increased resiliency.

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What is MPLS-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)?

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

Transport networks have traditionally been built using Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) SONET/SDH devices. These are becoming ineffective and costly in today's packet-oriented world, which is driving service providers to deploy more packet-based equipment in their transport networks.

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What is RSVP-TE?

Networking software RSVP-TE (ReSerVation Protocol) MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

RSVP-TE is used to establish MPLS transport LSPs when there are traffic engineering requirements. It is mainly used to provide QoS and load balancing across the network core, and includes the ability to control all-optical networks.

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What is Optical Transport Network (OTN)?

Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) OTN (Optical Transport Network)

The ITU's Optical Transport Network (OTN), as defined by recommendation G.709, provides a network-wide framework that adds SONET/SDH-like features to WDM equipment (also known as Wavelength Switched Optical Network equipment, or WSON equipment). It creates a transparent, hierarchical network designed for use on both WDM/WSON devices and TDM devices. Two switching layers are formed (TDM and WSON) and functions of transport, multiplexing, routing, management, supervision, and survivability are defined.

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Layer-2 and Layer-3 VPNs datasheet

Datasheets Networking software Layer 3 MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) VPN (Virtual Private Network) Layer 2

Industry leading portable MPLS and IP routing solutions from Metaswitch's network technologies provide all the protocols and toolkits needed for communications equipment vendors building Layer 2 and Lauer 3 virtual private network (VPN) services.

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RSVP-TE Point-to-Multipoint datasheet

Datasheets Networking software Layer 3 RSVP-TE (ReSerVation Protocol) MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

An overview of the RSVP-TE P2MP extensions, their application to IPTV, and support for other (G)MPLS features.

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DC-PCE datasheet

Datasheets Networking software PCE (Path Computational Element) Layer 3 MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

DC-PCE is portable software for path computation element solutions designed for OEMs and carriers. It was architected and developed by the same Metaswitch engineers who created the industry leading IP Routing and MPLS protocol solutions. The end result is a carrier class product that draws upon our long history of success and experience in routing, signaling and session management.

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DC-MPLS datasheet

Datasheets Networking software MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

The industry leading MPLS product family from Metaswitch Network Technologies provides the protocols needed to build complete MPLS, GMPLS, OTN and MPLS-TP control planes. Complementary products and development toolkits provide a complete solution that dramatically reduces project costs and time to market for communications equipment vendors.

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Huawei Path Computational Element (PCE) for E2E Multidomain Networking case study

Cloud Case studies Networking software SDN (Software Defined Networking) PCE (Path Computational Element) Layer 3 MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) Huawei

Huawei’s selection of DC-PCE protocol software from Metaswitch was an expansion of the existing 10-year old relationship between the two companies. Over that time Huawei has turned to Metaswitch for a full suite of control plane technology, including IP routing, MPLS and GMPLS software. Metaswitch has extended its control plane solutions with DC-PCE, with full integration of the routing and GMPLS software. Huawei selected Metaswitch for its PCE solution due to the pre-integration and Huawei’s familiarity with Metaswitch’s high quality and exceptional support.

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