Optical Plug and Play Technique for Automatic GMPLS Network Construction

Rie HAYASHI  Kaori SHIMIZU  Kohei SHIOMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.7   pp.1933-1943
Publication Date: 2011/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.1933
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
plug and play,  optical network,  WDM,  GMPLS,  

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Summary: 
We propose a mechanism called “optical plug and play” for constructing GMPLS networks automatically. It offers lower operation effort and fast network construction, and avoids misconfiguration. Optical plug and play architecture has its procedure, a link-up search mechanism for OXCs, network and node architectures to realize optical plug and play, and an LMP extension to exchange the information between nodes necessary for identifying adjacent nodes. We implement prototypes of both OXCs and routers that support the optical plug and play proposal. Simulations and experiments confirm its performance and feasibility.