Multi-Domain VLAN Path Signaling Method Having Tag Swapping Function for GMPLS Controlled Wide Area Layer-2 Network

Kou KIKUTA  Masahiro NISHIDA  Daisuke ISHII  Satoru OKAMOTO  Naoaki YAMANAKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.4    pp.1353-1356
Publication Date: 2009/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.1353
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Switching for Communications
GMPLS,  RSVP-TE,  layer-2 switch,  VLAN,  

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A multi-domain GMPLS layer-2 switch capable network with VLAN tag swapping is demonstrated for the first time. In this demonstration, we verify three new features, establishing path with designating VLAN IDs, swapping VLAN ID on prototype switch, and management of VLAN IDs per domain. Using those three features, carrier-class Ethernet backbone networks which supports path route designation in multi-domain network can be established.