Service Providers have adopted unique technologies for different applications and services, such as voice, video, business-critical data services, and Internet access. Cisco IOS Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) enables network operators to consolidate disparate networks, integrate applications over a single network infrastructure, and scale existing backbones.
Service Providers encounter operational challenges as they deploy MPLS networks, including the provisioning, fault management, maintenance, performance, and optimization of the MPLS deployment. Cisco, leveraging its internal domain experience, is actively promoting the implementation of industry standards. It is also working closely with customers to understand and solve problems related to managing MPLS networks.
Cisco IOS MPLS Embedded Management tools offer complete MPLS Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Provisioning, and Security (FCAPS).
The building blocks of the Cisco MPLS Embedded Management architecture include:
- MPLS OAM - Fault Management
- MPLS Performance Tools with IP Service Level Agreements
- MPLS Accounting with Netflow
- MPLS MIBs
- MPLS protocol enhancements for self-provisioning and self-healing MPLS networks