MPLS Network Management

1st Edition

MIBs, Tools, and Techniques

Authors: Thomas Nadeau
Hardcover ISBN: 9781558607514
eBook ISBN: 9780080512167
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 19th December 2002
Page Count: 525
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 A Brief Introduction to MPLS 1.2 Applications of MPLS 1.3 Key Aspects of MPLS Network Management 1.4 Management Information Base Modules for MPLS Interview: George Swallow

Chapter 2 Management Interfaces 2.1 The Basics of Management Interfaces 2.2 The Command Line Interface 2.3 CORBA 2.4 XML 2.5 Bulk File Transfer 2.6 The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Interview: Arun Vishwanathan

Chapter 3 The MPLS Label Switching Router Management Information Base (MPLS-LSR MIB) 3.1 Who Should Use It 3.2 MPLS-LSR MIB at a Glance 3.3 Labels In, Labels Out 3.4 A Simple Example 3.5 The MPLS Interface Configuration Table 3.6 The InSegment Table 3.7 The MPLS OutSegment Table 3.8 The Cross-Connect Table 3.9 The Traffic Parameter Table 3.10 A Note about SNMP RowPointer Use 3.11 The Label Stack Table 3.12 Notifications 3.13 Scalability Issues with Notifications 3.14 Next Index 3.15 A Note about Indexing Interview: Kireeti Kompella

Chapter 4 The MPLS Label Distribution Protocol MIB (MPLS-LDP MIB) 4.1 The Label Distribution Protocol 4.2 Managing LDP 4.3 Definition of Terms Used in the MIB 4.4 The LDP Identifier 4.5 LDP Entity Table 4.6 LDP Entity Configuration General Label Range Table 4.7 ATM Tables 4.8 Frame Relay Tables 4.9 LDP Entity Example 4.10 Gathering Statistics for Entities 4.11 LDP Peer Table 4.12 LDP Hello Adjacencies Table 4.13 LDP


MPLS-enabled networks are enjoying tremendous growth, but practical information on managing MPLS-enabled networks has remained hard to find. Until now.

MPLS Network Management: MIBs, Tools, and Techniques is the first and only book that will help you master MPLS management technologies and techniques, as they apply to classic MPLS networks, traffic-engineered networks, and VPNs. Written by the co-author of most current MPLS management standards, it provides detailed, authoritative coverage of official MIBs, examining key topics ranging from syntax to access levels to object interaction. It also offers extensive consideration of third-party management interfaces, including tools for metering traffic and predicting traffic growth and behavior. If you're a network operator, network device engineer, or MPLS application developer, you need this book to get all you can out of all of MPLS's many capabilities.

Key Features

  • The only book devoted entirely to the tools and techniques for controlling, monitoring, debugging, and optimizing MPLS-enabled networks.

  • Authoritative information from the co-author of most IETF MIBs relating to MPLS and GMPLS, PWE3, and PPVPN.

  • Covers both standards-based and proprietary management technologies.

  • Includes interviews with seminal figures in the development of MPLS.

  • Via a companion web site, provides information on late-breaking developments in MPLS management and links to additional resources.

  • To be followed by a second volume presenting best-practice case studies dealing with how real companies approach the management of their MPLS networks.


third party network operators and engineers implementing MPLS for various devices


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"This book deserves to be read not just because it is the first book on MPLS network management, but because it focuses on solving the real problems network managers face." —From the Foreword by Bruce Davie, Cisco Fellow, Cisco Systems "With this book, Thomas Nadeau provides both the necessary foundation and intricate details required to effectively deploy and operate MPLS-enabled applications and networks." —Danny McPherson, TCB "This text should be required reading for anyone deploying an MPLS-enabled network. It guides the reader through the body of MPLS MIBs, providing a level of detail that is appropriate for both network operators and developers of network management software." —Ronald P. Bonica, Co-chairman, IETF CCAMP WG "Tom's effort is a needed and precious contribution for turning MPLS technology and applications into a winning factor in our networking business." —Marco Carugi, IETF PPVPN WG Co-Chair - France Telecom R&D "The author has succeeded in attracting readers by using clear and simple descriptions of problems and incorporating many informative figures...The author of this book has succeeded in finding a clever way to combine descriptions of general concepts and terms explained with educational passion and an enormous amount of MIB detail that is basically just excerpts from relevant standards and drafts." - IEEE Communications Magazine

About the Authors

Thomas Nadeau Author

Thomas D. Nadeau is Chief Architect of Open Source and Distinguished Engineer at Brocade Communications. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Engineer in The PSTD CTO Office at Juniper Networks where he is responsible for leading all aspects of Software Defined Networks and Network Programmability. Thomas received his BSCS from The University of New Hampshire, and a M.Sc. from The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science since 2000 and teaches courses on the topic of data communications. He is also on the technical committee of several prominent networking conferences where he provides technical guidance on their content, as well as frequently presents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Architect Open Source Software, Distinguished Engineer