Published Online: 8 AUG 2011
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Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone
How to Cite
Diab, W. W. and Frazier, H. M. (2011) Management, in Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118121993.ch13
- Published Online: 8 AUG 2011
- Published Print: 24 FEB 2011
Print ISBN: 9780738148380
Online ISBN: 9781118121993
- broadband subscriber access network management;
- enterprise network management;
- Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM);
- Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM)
This chapter focuses on broadband subscriber access network management, referred to as Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM). It presents a short background summary of the enterprise network management specifications in IEEE Standard 802.3, and examines the additional management demands that arise when one is operating a broadband subscriber access network. The chapter describes the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) OAM protocol in detail, presenting each of the new management mechanisms provided by IEEE Standard 802.3ah-2004. OAM can operate in either of two modes, referred to as active and passive. A device operating in the active mode can issue loopback commands and variable requests from its link partner. A device operating in the passive mode will respond to loopback commands and variable requests. The OAM discovery process is initiated by a device operating in active mode. The OAM sublayer contains a multiplexer and a parsing function.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
IEEE 802.3 Standards; radio access networks; telecommunication network management