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Conclusion

In this article, we've seen some of the more basic elements of MPLS and associated network management. The provision of carrier-class network management is a complex and expensive process. The need for an end-to-end view of network-managed objects has only been hinted at in this article, but this is a key element of emerging services, such as RFC 2547–based IP VPNs.

For More Information

If you would like to read more about network management system software components, see Chapters 6–9 of the book from which this article is derived, Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation (Prentice Hall PTR, 2003, ISBN 0131011138). The book covers many other areas of network management, using MPLS as a modern backdrop.

References

[1] "Carriers struggling to cash in on MPLS," Network World, June 6, 2003

[2] "Is Sprint Rethinking MPLS?" Light Reading, July, 2003

[3] Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation (Prentice Hall PTR, 2003, ISBN 0131011138), by Stephen B. Morris

Glossary

API: application programming interface

ATM: Asynchronous Transfer Mode

EMS: element management system

FR: frame relay

LER: label-edge router

LSR: label-switching router

LSP: label-switched path

MPLS: multiprotocol label switching

NMS: network management system

OSS: operations support system

QoS: quality of service

ROI: return on investment

SLA: service-level agreement

SP: service provider

VoIP: voice over IP

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