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Configuration Guide - Reliability

CloudEngine 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 V200R003C00

This document describes the configurations of Reliability, including BFD Configuration, VRRP Configuration, DLDP Configuration, Smart Link and Monitor Link Configuration, EFM Configuration, and CFM Configuration.
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Basic Concepts of EFM

Basic Concepts of EFM

OAM PDUs

EFM works at the data link layer and uses protocol packets called OAM Protocol Data Units (PDUs). EFM devices periodically exchange OAMPDUs to report the link status, helping network administrators effectively manage networks. Figure 6-2 shows the OAMPDU format and common types of OAMPDUs. Table 6-1 lists and describes fields in an OAMPDU.

Figure 6-2 OAMPDU format
Table 6-1 Fields in an OAMPDU
Field Description

Destination addr

Destination MAC address, which is a slow protocol multicast address 0x0180-C200-0002. Network bridges cannot forward slow protocol packets. EFM OAMPDUs cannot be forwarded over multiple devices, even if OAM is supported or enabled on the devices.

Source addr

Source address, which is a unicast MAC address of a port on the transmit end. If no port MAC address is specified on the transmit end, the bridge MAC address of the transmit end is used.

Type

Slow protocol type, which has a fixed value of 0x8809.

Subtype

Subtype of a slow protocol. The value is 0x03, indicating that the slow subprotocol is EFM.

Flags

Status of an EFM entity.
  • Remote Stable

  • Remote Evaluating

  • Local Stable

  • Local Evaluating

  • Critical Event

  • Dying Gasp

  • Link Fault

Code

OAMPDU type.
  • 0X00: Information OAMPDU

  • 0X01: Event Notification OAMPDU

  • 0X04: Loopback Control OAMPDU

Table 6-2 lists common types of OAMPDUs.

Table 6-2 OAMPDU types

OAMPDU Type

Description

Information OAMPDU

  • Used to discover a remote EFM entity, initiate a handshake process, and establish an EFM connection. After the EFM connection is established, both EFM entities periodically exchange Information OAMPDUs to monitor link connectivity.

  • Used to advertise fault information. Upon receiving a critical link event carried in a Flags field of an Information OAMPDU sent by the remote EFM entity, the local EFM entity sends an Information OAMPDU to notify the remote EFM entity of the event.

Event Notification OAMPDU

Used to monitor links. If an errored frame event, errored code period event, or errored frame second event occurs on an interface, the interface sends an Event Notification OAMPDU to notify the remote interface of the event.

Loopback Control OAMPDU

Used to enable or disable the remote loopback function.

Connection Modes

EFM supports two connection modes: active and passive. An EFM connection can only be initiated by an OAM entity working in active mode. An OAM entity working in passive mode waits to receive a connection request from its peer entity. Table 6-3 lists capabilities for processing OAMPDUs in the two modes.

Table 6-3 Capabilities for processing OAMPDUs in active and passive modes

Capability

Active Mode

Passive Mode

Initiate a connection request by sending an Information OAMPDU during the discovery process

Supported

Not supported

Respond to a connection request during the discovery process

Supported

Supported

Send Information OAMPDUs

Supported

Supported

Send Event Notification OAMPDUs

Supported

Supported

Send Loopback Control OAMPDUs

Supported

Not supported

Respond to Loopback Control OAMPDUs

Supported (The remote EFM entity must work in active mode.)

Supported

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