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Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management in a Service Provider Network

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Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management in a Service Provider Network

Last Updated: September 8, 2011

Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) is an end-to-end per-service-instance Ethernet layer operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) protocol. It includes proactive connectivity monitoring, fault verification, and fault isolation for large Ethernet metropolitan-area networks (MANs) and WANs.

The advent of Ethernet as a MAN and WAN technology imposes a new set of OAM requirements on Ethernet's traditional operations, which were centered on enterprise networks only. The expansion of Ethernet technology into the domain of service providers, where networks are substantially larger and more complex than enterprise networks and the user base is wider, makes operational management of link uptime crucial. More importantly, the timeliness in isolating and responding to a failure becomes mandatory for normal day-to-day operations, and OAM translates directly to the competitiveness of the service provider.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the Feature Information Table at the end of this document.

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Prerequisites for Configuring Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

Business Requirements

  • Network topology and network administration have been evaluated.
  • Business and service policies have been established.
  • Partial Route Computation (PRC) codes have been implemented for all supported commands related to configuring High Availability (HA) on a maintenance endpoint (MEP), maintenance intermediate point (MIP), level, service instance ID, cross-check timer, cross-check, and domain.
  • To use Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF) and In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), Stateful Switchover (SSO) must be configured and working properly.

Restrictions for Configuring Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

  • In Cisco IOS releases earlier than Release 12.2(33)SRD, CFM and Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) protocol cannot coexist on the same system.
  • CFM cannot function when the following line cards are used on the same system:
    • FI_WS_X6196_RJ45
    • FI_WS_X6196_RJ21
    • FI_WS_X6548_RJ45
    • FI_WS_X6548_RJ21
  • In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD, support for the coexistence of CFM and PVST was introduced; however, for both protocols to function on the same system, each line card must support at least three match registers and at least one line card must be able to support only a 44-bit MAC match. The exception is the Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 720, which can support CFM/PVST coexistence with only two match registers.
  • CFM loopback messages will not be confined within a maintenance domain according to their maintenance level. The impact of not having CFM loopback messages confined to their maintenance levels occurs at these levels:
    • Architecture--CFM layering is violated for loopback messages.
    • Deployment--A user may potentially misconfigure a network and have loopback messages succeed.
    • Security--A malicious device that recognizes devices' MAC addresses and levels may potentially explore a network topology that should be transparent.
  • Routed interfaces are supported only in Cisco IOS Release 12.4(11)T.
  • CFM is not fully supported on a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provider edge (PE) device. There is no interaction between CFM and an Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) pseudowire. A CFM packet can be transparently passed like regular data packets only via pseudowire, with the following restrictions:
    • For Policy Feature Card (PFC)-based EoMPLS, which uses a Cisco Catalyst LAN card as the MPLS uplink port, a CFM packet can be transparently passed via an EoMPLS pseudowire like regular data packets. The EoMPLS endpoint interface, however, cannot be a MEP or a MIP, although a CFM MEP or MIP can be supported on regular Layer 2 switchport interfaces.
  • CFM configuration is not supported on an EtherChannel in FastEthernet Channel (FEC) mode.
  • The Ethernet-OAM3.0: CFM Over BD, Untagged feature is supported only on ES20 and ES40 line cards.
  • The HA features NFS/SSO Support in CFM 802.1ag/1.0d and ISSU Support in CFM 802.1ag/1.0d are not supported on customer edge (CE) devices.
  • The NFS/SSO Support in CFM 802.1ag/1.0d feature is not supported for the traceroute and error databases.
  • Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD does not support CFM messages passing through a blocked port.
  • Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXI1 does not support CFM.

Information About Configuring Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

Ethernet CFM

Ethernet CFM is an end-to-end per-service-instance Ethernet layer OAM protocol that includes proactive connectivity monitoring, fault verification, and fault isolation. End to end can be PE to PE or CE to CE. A service can be identified as a service provider VLAN (S-VLAN) or an EVC service.

Being an end-to-end technology is the distinction between CFM and other metro-Ethernet OAM protocols. For example, MPLS, ATM, and SONET OAM help in debugging Ethernet wires but are not always end-to-end. 802.3ah OAM is a single-hop and per-physical-wire protocol. It is not end to end or service aware. Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI) is confined between the user-end provider edge (uPE) and CE and relies on CFM for reporting status of the metro-Ethernet network to the CE.

Troubleshooting carrier networks offering Ethernet Layer 2 services is challenging. Customers contract with service providers for end-to-end Ethernet service and service providers may subcontract with operators to provide equipment and networks. Compared to enterprise networks, where Ethernet traditionally has been implemented, these constituent networks belong to distinct organizations or departments, are substantially larger and more complex, and have a wider user base. Ethernet CFM provides a competitive advantage to service providers for which the operational management of link uptime and timeliness in isolating and responding to failures is crucial to daily operations.

Benefits of Ethernet CFM

  • End-to-end service-level OAM technology
  • Reduced operating expense for service provider Ethernet networks
  • Competitive advantage for service providers
  • Supports both distribution and access network environments with the outward facing MEPs enhancement

Customer Service Instance

A customer service instance is an Ethernet virtual connection (EVC), which is identified by an S-VLAN within an Ethernet island, and is identified by a globally unique service ID. A customer service instance can be point-to-point or multipoint-to-multipoint. The figure below shows two customer service instances. Service Instance Green is point to point; Service Instance Blue is multipoint to multipoint.

Maintenance Domain

A maintenance domain is a management space for the purpose of managing and administering a network. A domain is owned and operated by a single entity and defined by the set of ports internal to it and at its boundary. The figure below illustrates a typical maintenance domain.

A unique maintenance level in the range of 0 to 7 is assigned to each domain by a network administrator. Levels and domain names are useful for defining the hierarchical relationship that exists among domains. The hierarchical relationship of domains parallels the structure of customer, service provider, and operator. The larger the domain, the higher the level value. For example, a customer domain would be larger than an operator domain. The customer domain may have a maintenance level of 7 and the operator domain may have a maintenance level of 0. Typically, operators would have the smallest domains and customers the largest domains, with service provider domains between them in size. All levels of the hierarchy must operate together.

Domains should not intersect because intersecting would mean management by more than one entity, which is not allowed. Domains may nest or touch but when two domains nest, the outer domain must have a higher maintenance level than the domain nested within it. Nesting maintenance domains is useful in the business model where a service provider contracts with one or more operators to provide Ethernet service to a customer. Each operator would have its own maintenance domain and the service provider would define its domain--a superset of the operator domains. Furthermore, the customer has its own end-to-end domain which is in turn a superset of the service provider domain. Maintenance levels of various nesting domains should be communicated among the administering organizations. For example, one approach would be to have the service provider assign maintenance levels to operators.

CFM exchanges messages and performs operations on a per-domain basis. For example, running CFM at the operator level does not allow discovery of the network by the higher provider and customer levels.

Network designers decide on domains and configurations. The figure below illustrates a hierarchy of operator, service provider, and customer domains and also illustrates touching, intersecting, and nested domains.

Maintenance Point

A maintenance point is a demarcation point on an interface (port) that participates in CFM within a maintenance domain. Maintenance points on device ports act as filters that confine CFM frames within the bounds of a domain by dropping frames that do not belong to the correct level. Maintenance points must be explicitly configured on Cisco devices. Two classes of maintenance points exist, MEPs and MIPs.

Maintenance Endpoints

MEPs have the following characteristics:

  • Per maintenance domain (level) and service (S-VLAN or EVC)
  • At the edge of a domain, define the boundary
  • Within the bounds of a maintenance domain, confine CFM messages
  • When configured to do so, proactively transmit CFM continuity check messages (CCMs)
  • At the request of an administrator, transmit traceroute and loopback messages
Inward Facing MEPs

Inward facing means the MEP communicates through the Bridge Relay function and uses the Bridge-Brain MAC address. An inward facing MEP performs the following functions:

  • Sends and receives CFM frames at its level through the relay function, not via the wire connected to the port on which the MEP is configured.
  • Drops all CFM frames at its level (or lower level) that come from the direction of the wire.
  • Processes all CFM frames at its level coming from the direction of the relay function.
  • Drops all CFM frames at a lower level coming from the direction of the relay function.
  • Transparently forwards all CFM frames at its level (or a higher level), independent of whether they come in from the relay function side or the wire side.

Note


For the current Cisco IOS implementation, a MEP of level L (where L is less than 7) requires a MIP of level M > L on the same port; hence, CFM frames at a level higher than the level of the MEP will be catalogued by this MIP.
  • If the port on which the inward MEP is configured is blocked by Spanning-Tree Protocol, the MEP can no longer transmit or receive CFM messages.
Outward Facing MEPs for Routed Ports and Switch Ports

Outward facing means that the MEP communicates through the wire. Outward facing MEPs can be configured on routed ports and switch ports. A MIP configuration at a level higher than the level of the outward facing MEP is not required.

Outward facing MEPs on routed ports use the port MAC address. Outward facing MEPs on port channels use the Bridge-Brain MAC address of the first member link. When port channel members change, the identities of outward facing MEPs do not have to change. Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD supports outward facing MEPs on switch ports and Ethernet flow points (EFPs).

An outward facing MEP performs the following functions:

  • Sends and receives CFM frames at its level via the wire connected to the port where the MEP is configured.
  • Drops all CFM frames at its level (or at a lower level) that come from the direction of the relay function.
  • Processes all CFM frames at its level coming from the direction of the wire.
  • Drops all CFM frames at a lower level coming from the direction of the wire.
  • Transparently forwards all CFM frames at levels higher than the level of the outward facing MEP, independent of whether they come in from the relay function side or the wire side. This function is not applicable to routed ports.
  • If the port on which the outward MEP is configured is blocked by Spanning-Tree Protocol, the MEP can still transmit and receive CFM messages via the wire. Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD does not support CFM messages passing through a blocked port.

Maintenance Intermediate Points

MIPs have the following characteristics:

  • Per maintenance domain (level) and for all S-VLANs enabled or allowed on a port.
  • Internal to a domain, not at the boundary.
  • CFM frames received from MEPs and other MIPs are cataloged and forwarded, using both the wire and the relay function.
  • All CFM frames at a lower level are stopped and dropped, independent of whether they originate from the wire or relay function.
  • All CFM frames at a higher level are forwarded, independent of whether they arrive from the wire or relay function.
  • Passive points respond only when triggered by CFM traceroute and loopback messages.
  • Bridge-Brain MAC addresses are used.

If the port on which a MIP is configured is blocked by Spanning-Tree Protocol, the MIP cannot receive CFM messages or relay them toward the relay function side. The MIP can, however, receive and respond to CFM messages from the wire.

A MIP has only one level associated with it and the command-line interface (CLI) does not allow you to configure a MIP for a domain that does not exist.

The figure below illustrates MEPs and MIPs at the operator, service provider, and customer levels.

CFM Messages

CFM uses standard Ethernet frames. CFM frames are distinguishable by EtherType and for multicast messages by MAC address. CFM frames are sourced, terminated, processed, and relayed by bridges. Routers can support only limited CFM functions.

Bridges that cannot interpret CFM messages forward them as normal data frames. All CFM messages are confined to a maintenance domain and to an S-VLAN (PE-VLAN or Provider-VLAN). Three types of messages are supported:

  • Continuity Check
  • Loopback
  • Traceroute

Continuity Check Messages

CFM CCMs are multicast heartbeat messages exchanged periodically among MEPs. They allow MEPs to discover other MEPs within a domain and allow MIPs to discover MEPs. CCMs are confined to a domain and S-VLAN.

CFM CCMs have the following characteristics:

  • Transmitted at a configurable periodic interval by MEPs. The interval can be from 10 seconds to 65535 seconds, the default is 30.
  • Contain a configurable hold-time value to indicate to the receiver the validity of the message. The default is 2.5 times the transmit interval.
  • Catalogued by MIPs at the same maintenance level.
  • Terminated by remote MEPs at the same maintenance level.
  • Unidirectional and do not solicit a response.
  • Carry the status of the port on which the MEP is configured.

Loopback Messages

CFM loopback messages are unicast frames that a MEP transmits, at the request of an administrator, to verify connectivity to a particular maintenance point. A reply to a loopback message indicates whether a destination is reachable but does not allow hop-by-hop discovery of the path. A loopback message is similar in concept to an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo (ping) message.

A CFM loopback message can be generated on demand using the CLI. The source of a loopback message must be a MEP; the destination may be a MEP or a MIP. CFM loopback messages are unicast; replies to loopback messages also are unicast. CFM loopback messages specify the destination MAC address, VLAN, and maintenance domain.

Traceroute Messages

CFM traceroute messages are multicast frames that a MEP transmits, at the request of an administrator, to track the path (hop-by-hop) to a destination MEP. They allow the transmitting node to discover vital connectivity data about the path, and allow the discovery of all MIPs along the path that belong to the same maintenance domain. For each visible MIP, traceroute messages indicate ingress action, relay action, and egress action. Traceroute messages are similar in concept to User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traceroute messages.

Traceroute messages include the destination MAC address, VLAN, and maintenance domain and they have Time To Live (TTL) to limit propagation within the network. They can be generated on demand using the CLI. Traceroute messages are multicast; reply messages are unicast.

Cross-Check Function

The cross-check function is a timer-driven post-provisioning service verification between dynamically discovered MEPs (via CCMs) and expected MEPs (via configuration) for a service. The cross-check function verifies that all endpoints of a multipoint or point-to-point service are operational. The function supports notifications when the service is operational; otherwise it provides alarms and notifications for unexpected endpoints or missing endpoints.

The cross-check function is performed one time. You must initiate the cross-check function from the CLI every time you want a service verification.

SNMP Traps

The support provided by the Cisco IOS software implementation of CFM traps is Cisco proprietary information. MEPs generate two types of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps, continuity check (CC) traps and cross-check traps.

CC Traps

  • MEP up--Sent when a new MEP is discovered, the status of a remote port changes, or connectivity from a previously discovered MEP is restored after interruption.
  • MEP down--Sent when a timeout or last gasp event occurs.
  • Cross-connect--Sent when a service ID does not match the VLAN.
  • Loop--Sent when a MEP receives its own CCMs.
  • Configuration error--Sent when a MEP receives a continuity check with an overlapping MPID.

Cross-Check Traps

  • Service up--Sent when all expected remote MEPs are up in time.
  • MEP missing--Sent when an expected MEP is down.
  • Unknown MEP--Sent when a CCM is received from an unexpected MEP.

Ethernet CFM and Ethernet OAM Interaction

To understand how CFM and OAM interact, you should understand the following concepts:

Ethernet Virtual Circuit

An EVC as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum is a port-level point-to-point or multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 circuit. EVC status can be used by a CE device either to find an alternative path in to the service provider network or in some cases, to fall back to a backup path over Ethernet or over another alternative service such as Frame Relay or ATM.

OAM Manager

The OAM manager is an infrastructure element that streamlines interaction between OAM protocols. The OAM manager requires two interworking OAM protocols, in this case Ethernet CFM and Ethernet OAM. Interaction is unidirectional from the OAM manager to the CFM protocol and the only information exchanged is the user network interface (UNI) port status. Additional port status values available include

  • REMOTE_EE--Remote excessive errors
  • LOCAL_EE--Local excessive errors
  • TEST--Either remote or local loopback

After CFM receives the port status, it communicates that status across the CFM domain.

CFM over Bridge Domains

The Ethernet OAM 3.0--CFM over BD, Untagged feature allows untagged CFM packets to be associated with a MEP. An incoming untagged customer CFM packet has an EtherType of CFM and is mapped to an EVC or bridge domain (BD) based on the encapsulation configured on the EFP. The EFP is configured specifically to recognize these untagged packets.

An EFP is a logical demarcation point of an EVC on an interface and can be associated with a bridge domain. The VLAN ID is used to match and map traffic to the EFP. VLAN IDs have local significance per port similar to ATM/FrameRelay virtual circuits. CFM is supported on a bridge domain associated with an EFP. The association between the bridge domain and the EFP allows CFM to use the encapsulation on the EFP. All EFPs in the same bridge domain form a broadcast domain. The bridge domain ID determines the broadcast domain.

The distinction between a VLAN port and the EFP is the encapsulation. VLAN ports use a default dot1q encapsulation. For EFPs, untagged, single tagged, and double tagged encapsulation exists with dot1q and IEEE dot1ad EtherTypes. Different EFPs belonging to the same bridge domain can use different encapsulations.


Note


The Ethernet OAM 3.0--CFM over BD, Untagged feature is supported only on ES20 and ES40 line cards.

HA Features Supported by CFM

In access and service provider networks using Ethernet technology, HA is a requirement, especially on Ethernet OAM components that manage EVC connectivity. End-to-end connectivity status information is critical and must be maintained on a hot standby route processor (RP).


Note


A hot standby RP has the same software image as the active RP and supports synchronization of line card, protocol, and application state information between RPs for supported features and protocols.

End-to-end connectivity status is maintained on the CE, PE, and access aggregation PE (uPE) network nodes based on information received by protocols such as Ethernet LMI, CFM, and 802.3ah. This status information is used to either stop traffic or switch to backup paths when an EVC is down.

Every transaction involves either accessing or updating data among various databases. If the database is synchronized across active and standby modules, the modules are transparent to clients.

The Cisco IOS infrastructure provides various component application program interfaces (APIs) that help to maintain a hot standby RP. Metro Ethernet HA clients E-LMI, HA/ISSU, CFM HA/ISSU, and 802.3ah HA/ISSU interact with these components, update the database, and trigger necessary events to other components.

Benefits of CFM HA

  • Elimination of network downtime for Cisco IOS software image upgrades, allowing for faster upgrades that result in higher availability than versions earlier than Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD.
  • Elimination of resource scheduling challenges associated with planned outages and late night maintenance windows.
  • Accelerated deployment of new services and applications and facilitation of faster implementation of new features, hardware, and fixes than versions earlier than Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD.
  • Reduced operating costs due to outages while delivering higher service levels than versions earlier than Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD.
  • CFM updates its databases and controls its own HA messaging and versioning, and this control facilitates maintenance.

CFM HA in a Metro Ethernet Network

A standalone CFM implementation does not have explicit HA requirements. When CFM is implemented on a CE or PE with E-LMI, CFM must maintain the EVC state, which requires HA because the EVC state is critical in maintaining end-to-end connectivity. CFM configures the platform with maintenance level, domain, and maintenance point, learns the remote maintenance point information, and maps it to the appropriate EVC. CFM then aggregates data received from all remote ports and updates E-LMI; consequently HA requirements vary for CE and PE.

None of the protocols used in a Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) take action based on an EVC state, but a CE device that uses the E-LMI protocol and receives EVC information will stop sending traffic to the MEN when the EVC is down. When an EVC is down, the CE may also use a backup network, if available.

The CE receives the EVC ID, associated customer VLANs, UNI information, EVC state, and remote UNI ID and state from the MEN. The CE relies on the EVC state to send or stop traffic to the MEN via E-LMI.

The PE has EVC configuration and associated customer VLAN information and derives the EVC state and remote UNI from CFM. This information is sent to the CE using E-LMI.


Note


PEs and CEs running 802.3ah OAM must maintain the port state so peers are not affected by a switchover. This information is also sent to remote nodes in CFM CC messages.

NSF SSO Support in CFM 802.1ag 1.0d

The redundancy configurations SSO and NSF are both supported in Ethernet CFM and are automatically enabled. A switchover from an active to a standby RP occurs when the active RP fails, is removed from the networking device, or is manually taken down for maintenance. NSF interoperates with the SSO feature to minimize network downtime following a switchover. The primary function of Cisco NSF is to continue forwarding IP packets following an RP switchover.

For detailed information about SSO, see the "Stateful Switchover" chapter of the Cisco IOS High Availability Configuration Guide. For detailed information about the NSF feature, see the "Cisco Nonstop Forwarding" chapter of the Cisco IOS High Availability Configuration Guide.

ISSU Support in CFM 802.1ag 1.0d

ISSU allows you to perform a Cisco IOS software upgrade or downgrade without disrupting packet flow. CFM performs a bulk update and a runtime update of the continuity check database to the standby RP, including adding, deleting, or updating a row. This checkpoint data requires ISSU capability to transform messages from one release to another. All the components that perform active RP to standby RP updates using messages require ISSU support.

ISSU is automatically enabled in CFM and lowers the impact that planned maintenance activities have on network availability by allowing software changes while the system is in service. For detailed information about ISSU, see the "Cisco IOS In Service Software Upgrade Process" chapter of the Cisco IOS High Availability Configuration Guide.

How to Set Up Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

Designing CFM Domains


Note


To have an operator, service provider, or customer domain is optional. A network may have a single domain or multiple domains. The steps listed here show the sequence when all three types of domains will be assigned.
Before You Begin
  • Knowledge and understanding of the network topology.
  • Understanding of organizational entities involved in managing the network; for example, operators, service providers, network operations centers (NOCs), and customer service centers.
  • Understanding of the type and scale of services to be offered.
  • Agreement by all organizational entities on the responsibilities, roles, and restrictions for each organizational entity.
  • Determination of the number of maintenance domains in the network.
  • Determination of the nesting and disjoint maintenance domains.
  • Assignment of maintenance levels and names to domains based on agreement between the service provider and operator or operators.
  • Determination of whether the domain should be inward or outward.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    Determine operator level MIPs.

2.    Determine operator level MEPs.

3.    Determine service provider MIPs.

4.    Determine service provider MEPs.

5.    Determine customer MIPs.

6.    Determine customer MEPs.


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
Determine operator level MIPs.  

Follow these steps:

  • Starting at lowest operator level domain, assign a MIP at every interface internal to the operator network to be visible to CFM.
  • Proceed to next higher operator level and assign MIPs.
  • Verify that every port that has a MIP at a lower level does not have maintenance points at a higher level.
  • Repeat steps a through d until all operator MIPs are determined.
 
Step 2
Determine operator level MEPs.  

Follow these steps:

  • Starting at the lowest operator level domain, assign a MEP at every UNI that is part of a service instance.
  • Assign a MEP at the network to network interface (NNI) between operators, if there is more than one operator.
  • Proceed to next higher operator level and assign MEPs.
  • A port with a MIP at a lower level cannot have maintenance points at a higher level. A port with a MEP at a lower level should have either a MIP or MEP at a higher level.
 
Step 3
Determine service provider MIPs.  

Follow these steps:

  • Starting at the lowest service provider level domain, assign service provider MIPs at the NNI between operators (if more than one).
  • Proceed to next higher service provider level and assign MIPs.
  • A port with a MIP at a lower level cannot have maintenance points at a higher level. A port with a MEP at a lower level should not have either a MIP or a MEP at a higher level.
 
Step 4
Determine service provider MEPs.  

Follow these steps:

  • Starting at the lowest service provider level domain, assign a MEP at every UNI that is part of a service instance.
  • Proceed to next higher service provider level and assign MEPs.
  • A port with a MIP at a lower level cannot have maintenance points at a higher level. A port with a MEP at a lower level should have either a MIP or a MEP at a higher level.
 
Step 5
Determine customer MIPs.  

Customer MIPs are allowed only on the UNIs at the uPEs if the service provider allows the customer to run CFM. Otherwise, the service provider can configure Cisco IOS devices to block CFM frames.

  • Configure a MIP on every uPE, at the UNI port, in the customer maintenance domain.
  • Ensure the MIPs are at a maintenance level that is at least one higher than the highest level service provider domain.
 
Step 6
Determine customer MEPs.  

Customer MEPs are on customer equipment. Assign an outward facing MEP within an outward domain at the appropriate customer level at the handoff between the service provider and the customer.

 

Examples

The figure below shows an example of a network with a service provider and two operators, A and B. Three domains are to be established to map to each operator and the service provider. In this example, for simplicity we assume that the network uses Ethernet transport end to end. CFM, however, can be used with other transports.

What to Do Next

After you have defined the Ethernet CFM domains, configure Ethernet CFM functionality by first provisioning the network and then provisioning service.

Configuring Ethernet CFM

Configuring Ethernet CFM consists of the following tasks:

Provisioning the Network

Provisioning the Network on the CE-A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id direction outward

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm enable

7.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

8.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

10.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

11.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]

12.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]

13.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id direction outward


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular maintenance level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets parameters for continuity check messages (CCMs).

 
Step 11
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down config loop cross-connect

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM continuity check events.

 
Step 12
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-unknown mep-missing service-up

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM continuity check events in relation to the cross-check operation between statically configured MEPS and those learned via CCMs.

 
Step 13
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the U-PE A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    exit

9.    ethernet cfm enable

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

13.    interface type number

14.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

15.    exit

16.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

17.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]

18.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]

19.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular maintenance level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular maintenance level.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 13
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet4/2

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP.

 
Step 15
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 17
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down config loop cross-connect

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-up, mep-down, config, loop, and cross-connect events.

 
Step 18
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-unknown mep-missing service-up

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-unknown, mep-missing, and service-up continuity check events in relation to the cross-check operation between statically configured MEPs and those learned via CCMs.

 
Step 19
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the PE-AGG A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm enable

7.    interface type number

8.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

9.    interface type number

10.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

11.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 7
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/1

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP on an interface.

 
Step 9
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet4/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP on an interface.

 
Step 11
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the N-PE A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

6.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm enable

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

12.    interface type number

13.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

14.    exit

15.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

16.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]

17.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]

18.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain and level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain and level.

 
Step 6
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 12
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP on an interface.

 
Step 14
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 15
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 16
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down config loop cross-connect

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-up, mep-down, config, loop, and cross-connect events.

 
Step 17
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-unknown mep-missing service-up

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-unknown, mep-missing, and service-up continuity check events in relation to the cross-check operation between statically configured MEPs and those learned via CCMs.

 
Step 18
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the CE-B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm enable

7.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

8.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

10.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

11.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]

12.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]

13.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward

 

Defines an outward CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 11
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down config loop cross-connect

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-up, mep-down, config, loop, and cross-connect events.

 
Step 12
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-unknown mep-missing service-up

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-unknown, mep-missing, and service-up continuity check events in relation to the cross-check operation between statically configured MEPs and those learned via CCMs.

 
Step 13
end


Example:

Router(config)# end#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the U-PE B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    exit

9.    ethernet cfm enable

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

13.    interface type number

14.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

15.    exit

16.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

17.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]

18.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]

19.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 13
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet2/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified level on an interface.

 
Step 15
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 17
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down config loop cross-connect

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-up, mep-down, config, loop, and cross-connect events.

 
Step 18
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-unknown mep-missing service-up

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-unknown, mep-missing, and service-up continuity check events in relation to the cross-check operation between statically configured MEPs and those learned via CCMs.

 
Step 19
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the PE-AGG B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm enable

7.    interface type number

8.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

9.    interface type number

10.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

11.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 7
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/1

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified level on an interface.

 
Step 9
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified level on an interface.

 
Step 11
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network on the N-PE B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

4.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    exit

9.    ethernet cfm enable

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

13.    interface type number

14.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

15.    exit

16.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]

17.    snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]

18.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 13
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/2

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified level on the interface.

 
Step 15
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 16
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc [mep-up][mep-down][config] [loop] [cross-connect]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down config loop cross-connect

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-up, mep-down, config, loop, and cross-connect events.

 
Step 17
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck [mep-unknown| mep-missing| service-up]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-unknown mep-missing service-up

 

Enables SNMP trap generation for Ethernet CFM mep-unknown, mep-missing, and service-up continuity check events in relation to the cross-check operation between statically configured MEPs and those learned via CCMs.

 
Step 18
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Provisioning Service

Provisioning Service on the CE-A

Perform this task to set up service for Ethernet CFM. Optionally, when this task is completed, you may configure and enable the cross-check function. To perform this optional task, see "Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Inward Facing MEP on the U PE-A".

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm enable

8.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

11.    interface type number

12.   Do one of the following:

  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}
  • switchport

13.   Do one of the following:

  • interface type number . subinterface-number
  • switchport mode trunk

14.   Do one of the following:

  • encapsulation dot1q vlan-id
  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

15.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified maintenance level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 11
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0/3

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 12
Do one of the following:
  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}
  • switchport


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 7 outward domain Customer mpid 701 vlan 100



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport

 

Sets an interface as a domain boundary or specifies the interface type.

 
Step 13
Do one of the following:
  • interface type number . subinterface-number
  • switchport mode trunk


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface ethernet 0/3.5



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport mode trunk

 

Specifies a subinterface and enters subinterface configuration mode. The number that precedes the period (.) must match the number to which this subinterface belongs.

Alternatively, specifies a trunking VLAN Layer 2 interface.

 
Step 14
Do one of the following:
  • encapsulation dot1q vlan-id
  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-subif)# encapsulation dot1q 100



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 7 outward domain Customer mpid 701 vlan 100

 

Enables IEEE 802.1Q encapsulation of traffic in a VLAN on a specified subinterface or provisions an interface as a domain boundary.

 
Step 15
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the U-PE A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

7.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

8.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

9.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

10.    exit

11.    ethernet cfm enable

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

14.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

15.    interface type number

16.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

17.    ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

18.    ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

19.    interface type number

20.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

21.    ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | , level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

22.    ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | , level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

23.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

24.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 6
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain at a specified level.

 
Step 8
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 9
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 15
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/2

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 7

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 17
ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 4 mpid 401 vlan 100

 

Provisions a MEP on the interface at a specified maintenance level and VLAN.

 
Step 18
ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 1 mpid 101 vlan 100

 

Provisions a MEP on the interface at a specified maintenance level and VLAN.

 
Step 19
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet 4/2

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 20
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP on the interface at a specified maintenance level.

 
Step 21
ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | , level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 4 vlan 100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs at a specified level and VLAN.

 
Step 22
ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | , level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 1 vlan 100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs at a specified level and VLAN.

 
Step 23
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 24
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the PE-AGG A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm enable

8.    interface type number

9.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

10.    interface type number

11.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

12.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/1

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 10
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet4/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 12
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the N-PE A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

6.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

9.    exit

10.    ethernet cfm enable

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

14.    interface type number

15.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

16.    interface type number

17.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

18.    ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

19.    exit

20.    ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | , level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

21.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

22.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain at a specified level.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 8
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 9
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 14
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 15
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 1

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 16
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet4/0

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 17
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 4

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 18
ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 2 mpid 102 vlan 100

 

Sets the interface as a domain boundary (edge) at a specified level, defines a MEP, and specifies the VLAN.

 
Step 19
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 20
ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | , level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | , vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 1 vlan 100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs at a specified level and VLAN.

 
Step 21
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 22
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the CE-B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm enable

8.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

11.    interface type number

12.   Do one of the following:

  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}
  • switchport

13.   Do one of the following:

  • interface type number . subinterface-number
  • switchport mode trunk

14.   Do one of the following:

  • encapsulation dot1q vlan-id
  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

15.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID for a CSI within a maintenance domain.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 11
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0/1

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 12
Do one of the following:
  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}
  • switchport


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 7 outward domain Customer mpid 701 vlan 100



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport

 

Sets an interface as a domain boundary or specifies the interface type.

 
Step 13
Do one of the following:
  • interface type number . subinterface-number
  • switchport mode trunk


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface ethernet 0/3.5



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport mode trunk

 

Specifies a subinterface and enters subinterface configuration mode. The number that precedes the period (.) must match the number to which this subinterface belongs.

Alternatively, specifies a trunking VLAN Layer 2 interface.

 
Step 14
Do one of the following:
  • encapsulation dot1q vlan-id
  • ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward| outward domain domain-name] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-subif)# encapsulation dot1q 100



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 7 outward domain Customer mpid 701 vlan 100

 

Enables IEEE 802.1Q encapsulation of traffic in a VLAN on a specified subinterface or provisions an interface as a domain boundary.

 
Step 15
end


Example:

Router(config-subif)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the U-PE B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

7.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

8.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

9.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

10.    exit

11.    ethernet cfm enable

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

14.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

15.    interface type number

16.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

17.    ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}

18.    ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}

19.    interface type number

20.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

21.    exit

22.    ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | ,level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}

23.    ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | ,level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}

24.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

25.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 6
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level.

 
Step 8
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 9
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 15
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 7

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 17
ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 2 mpid 402 vlan 100

 

Sets the interface as a domain boundary (edge) at a specified level, defines it as a MEP, and specifies the VLAN.

 
Step 18
ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 2 mpid 201 vlan 100

 

Sets the interface as a domain boundary (edge) at a specified level, defines it as a MEP, and specifies the VLAN.

 
Step 19
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/0

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 20
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 21
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 22
ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | ,level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 4 vlan 100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs at a specified level and VLAN.

 
Step 23
ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | ,level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| ,vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 2 vlan 100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs at a specified level and VLAN.

 
Step 24
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 25
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the PE-AGG B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm enable

8.    interface type number

9.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

10.    interface type number

11.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

12.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Set the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/1

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specific maintenance level on an interface.

 
Step 10
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 12
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service on the N-PE B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

5.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

6.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

9.    exit

10.    ethernet cfm enable

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

12.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

14.    interface type number

15.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

16.    interface type number

17.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

18.    ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

19.    exit

20.    ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | ,level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}

21.    ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]

22.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 5
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID on a specified VLAN for a CSI within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep archive-hold-time 65

 

Sets the amount of time that data from a missing MEP is kept in the continuity check database or that entries are held in the error database before they are purged.

 
Step 8
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 100

 

Sets a universally unique ID for a CSI on a specified VLANwithin the maintenance domain.

 
Step 9
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm enable


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm enable

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200

 

Sets the maximum size for the CFM traceroute cache table.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60

 

Sets the amount of time that CFM traceroute cache entries are retained.

 
Step 14
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/2

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 15
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 2

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on the interface.

 
Step 16
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/2

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 17
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 4

 

Provisions a MIP at a specific maintenance level on an interface.

 
Step 18
ethernet cfm mep level level-id [inward] mpid id vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 2 mpid 202 vlan 100

 

Sets the interface as a domain boundary (edge), defines it as a MEP, and specifies a VLAN.

 
Step 19
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 20
ethernet cfm cc enable level {any | level-id | ,level-id| level-id - level-id| , level-id - level-id} vlan {any | vlan-id | ,vlan-id| vlan-id - vlan-id| , vlan-id - vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 2 vlan 100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs at a specified level and VLAN.

 
Step 21
ethernet cfm cc level {any | level-id | level-id - level-id|[, level-id - level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any| vlan-id - vlan-id| [, vlan-id - vlan-id]} [interval seconds] [loss-threshold num-msgs]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 22
end


Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuring and Enabling the Cross-Check Function

Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Inward Facing MEP on the U PE-A

Perform this task to configure and enable cross-checking for an inward facing MEP. This task requires you to configure and enable cross-checking on two devices. This task is optional.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep crosscheck mpid 402 vlan 100

 

Statically defines a remote MEP on a specified VLAN within the domain.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay 60

 

Configures the maximum amount of time that the device waits for remote MEPs to come up before the cross-check operation is started

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable level 4 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between remote MEPs in the domain and MEPs learned through CCMs.

 
Example

The following example configures cross-checking on an inward facing MEP (U-PE A):

U-PE A
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep crosscheck mpid 402 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay 60 

The following example enables cross-checking on an inward facing MEP (U-PE A):

U-PE A
U-PEA# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable level 4 vlan 100

Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Inward Facing MEP on the U PE-B

Perform this task to configure and enable cross-checking for an inward facing MEP. This task requires you to configure and enable cross-checking on two devices. This task is optional.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

4.    mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep crosscheck mpid 401 vlan 100

 

Statically defines a remote MEP on a specified VLAN within the domain.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay 60

 

Configures the maximum amount of time that the device waits for remote MEPs to come up before the cross-check operation is started.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable level 4 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between MEPs.

 
Example

The following example configures cross-checking on an inward facing MEP (U-PE B)

 
U-PE B
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep crosscheck mpid 401 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay 60

The following example enables cross-checking on an inward facing MEP (U-PE B)


U-PE B
U-PEB# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable level 4 vlan 100
Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Outward Facing MEP on the CE-A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]

4.    mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward

 

Defines a CFM domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep crosscheck mpid 702 vlan 100

 

Statically defines a remote MEP with a specified ID, VLAN, and domain.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay 60

 

Configures the maximum amount of time that the device waits for remote MEPs to come up before the cross-check operation is started.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable level 7 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between MEPs.

 
Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Outward Facing MEP on the CE-B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]

4.    mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward

 

Defines an outward CFM domain at a specified level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep crosscheck mpid id vlan vlan-id [mac mac-address]


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep crosscheck mpid 401 vlan 100

 

Statically defines a remote MEP on a VLAN within a specified domain.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay 60

 

Configures the maximum amount of time that the device waits for remote MEPs to come up before the cross-check operation is started.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} level {level-id | level-id-level-id [,level-id-level-id]} vlan {vlan-id | any | vlan-id-vlan-id [,vlan-id-vlan-id]}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable level 7 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between MEPs.

 

Configuring CFM over Bridge Domains

Perform this task to configure Ethernet CFM over bridge domains. This task is optional.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id direction outward

4.    service csi-id evc evc-name

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id

9.    service csi-id evc evc-name

10.    mep crosscheck mpid id evc evc-name mac mac-address

11.    exit

12.    ethernet evc evc-name

13.    exit

14.    interface type number

15.    no ip address

16.    service instance id ethernet evc-id

17.    encapsulation dot1q vlan-id

18.    bridge-domain bridge-id

19.    cfm mep domain domain-name outward mpid mpid-value

20.    end

21.    configure terminal

22.    interface type name

23.    no ip address

24.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

25.    service instance id ethernet evc-id

26.    encapsulation dot1q vlan-id

27.    bridge-domain bridge-id

28.    cfm mep domain domain-name inward mpid mpid-value

29.    end

30.    configure terminal

31.    ethernet cfm cc enable level level-id evc evc-name

32.    ethernet cfm cc level any evc evc-name interval seconds loss-threshold num-msgs

33.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id direction outward


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain CUSTOMER level 7 direction outward

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
service csi-id evc evc-name


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service customer_100 evc evc_100

 

Sets a universally unique ID for a CSI within a maintenance domain.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain MIP level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain PROVIDER level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular level and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 9
service csi-id evc evc-name


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service provider_1 evc evc_100

 

Sets a universally unique ID for a CSI within a maintenance domain.

 
Step 10
mep crosscheck mpid id evc evc-name mac mac-address


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# mep crosscheck mpid 200 evc evc_100 mac 1010.1010.1010

 

Statically defines a remote MEP within a maintenance domain.

 
Step 11
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 12
ethernet evc evc-name


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet evc evc_100

 

Defines an EVC and enters EVC configuration mode.

 
Step 13
exit


Example:

Router(config-evc)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 14
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface Ethernet 1/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 15
no ip address


Example:

Router(config-if)# no ip address

 

Disables IP processing.

 
Step 16
service instance id ethernet evc-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# service instance 100 ethernet evc_100

 

Specifies an Ethernet service instance on an interface and enters service instance configuration mode.

 
Step 17
encapsulation dot1q vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# encapsulation dot1q 100

 

Defines the matching criteria to map 802.1Q frames on an ingress interface to the appropriate service instance.

 
Step 18
bridge-domain bridge-id


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# bridge-domain 100

 

Establishes a bridge domain.

 
Step 19
cfm mep domain domain-name outward mpid mpid-value


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# cfm mep domain CUSTOMER outward mpid 1001

 

Configures a MEP for a domain.

 
Step 20
end


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 21
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 22
interface type name


Example:

Router(config)# interface Ethernet 1/1

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 23
no ip address


Example:

Router(config-if)# no ip address

 

Disables IP processing.

 
Step 24
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mip level 7

 

Provisions a MIP at a specified maintenance level on an interface.

 
Step 25
service instance id ethernet evc-id


Example:

Router(config-if)# service instance 100 ethernet evc_100

 

Configures an Ethernet service instance on an interface and enters service instance configuration mode.

 
Step 26
encapsulation dot1q vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# encapsulation dot1q 100

 

Defines the matching criteria to map 802.1Q frames on an ingress interface to the appropriate service instance.

 
Step 27
bridge-domain bridge-id


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# bridge-domain 100

 

Establishes a bridge domain.

 
Step 28
cfm mep domain domain-name inward mpid mpid-value


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# cfm mep domain PROVIDER inward mpid 201

 

Configures a MEP for a domain.

 
Step 29
end


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 30
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 31
ethernet cfm cc enable level level-id evc evc-name


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc enable level 0-7 evc evc_100

 

Globally enables transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 32
ethernet cfm cc level any evc evc-name interval seconds loss-threshold num-msgs


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm cc level any evc evc_100 interval 100 loss-threshold 2

 

Sets the parameters for CCMs.

 
Step 33
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
What to Do Next


Note


When configuring CFM over bridge domains where the bridge-domain ID matches the vlan ID service, you must configure the vlan service and the EVC service with the same service name. The bridge-domain is associated with the EVC service. The vlan and the bridge-domain represent the same broadcast domain.

Troubleshooting Tips

To verify and isolate a fault, start at the highest level maintenance domain and do the following:

  • Check the device error status.
  • When a error exists, perform a loopback test to confirm the error.
  • Run a traceroute to the destination to isolate the fault.
  • If the fault is identified, correct the fault.
  • If the fault is not identified, go to the next lower maintenance domain and repeat these four steps at that maintenance domain level.
  • Repeat the first four steps, as needed, to identify and correct the fault.

Configuring Ethernet OAM Interaction with CFM

For Ethernet OAM to function with CFM, you must configure an EVC and the OAM manager and associate the EVC with CFM. Additionally, you must use an inward facing MEP when you want interaction with the OAM manager.

Configuring the OAM Manager


Note


If you configure, change, or remove a UNI service type, EVC, Ethernet service instance, or CE-VLAN configuration, all configurations are checked to ensure that UNI service types are matched with EVC configurations and Ethernet service instances are matched with CE-VLAN configurations. Configurations are rejected if the pairings do not match.

Perform this task to configure the OAM manager on a PE device.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]

4.    service csi-id vlan vlan-id

5.    exit

6.    ethernet evc evc-id

7.    oam protocol {cfm svlan svlan-id domain domain-name | ldp}

8.    exit

9.    Repeat Steps 3 through 8 to define other CFM domains that you want OAM manager to monitor.

10.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id [direction outward]


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain cstmr1 level 3

 

Defines a CFM domain, sets the domain level, and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
service csi-id vlan vlan-id


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# service csi2 vlan 10

 

Defines a universally unique customer service instance (CSI) and VLAN ID within the maintenance domain.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ether-cfm)# exit

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet evc evc-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet evc 50

 

Defines an EVC and enters EVC configuration mode.

 
Step 7
oam protocol {cfm svlan svlan-id domain domain-name | ldp}


Example:

Router(config-evc)# oam protocol cfm svlan 10 domain cstmr1

 

Configures the EVC OAM protocol.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-evc)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
Repeat Steps 3 through 8 to define other CFM domains that you want OAM manager to monitor. 

--

 
Step 10
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Enabling Ethernet OAM

The order in which the global and interface configuration commands are issued determines the configuration. The last command that is issued has precedence.

Perform this task to enable Ethernet OAM on a device or on an interface.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface type number

4.    ethernet oam [max-rate oampdus | min-rate num-seconds| mode {active | passive} | timeout seconds]

5.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 1/3

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ethernet oam [max-rate oampdus | min-rate num-seconds| mode {active | passive} | timeout seconds]


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet oam max-rate 50

 

Enables Ethernet OAM on an interface.

 
Step 5
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuration Examples for Configuring Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

Example Provisioning a Network

This configuration example shows only CFM-related commands. All commands that are required to set up the data path and configure the VLANs on the device are not shown. However, it should be noted that CFM traffic will not flow into or out of the device if the VLANs are not properly configured.

CE-A
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward
!!
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!!
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
!
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down cross-connect loop config
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-missing mep-unknown service-up

U-PE A
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
!
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet4/2
ethernet cfm mip level 1
! 
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
!
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down cross-connect loop config
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-missing mep-unknown service-up
PE-AGG A
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
!
ethernet cfm enable 
!
interface gigabitethernet3/1
ethernet cfm mip level 1
!
interface gigabitethernet4/1
ethernet cfm mip level 1
N-PE A
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
!
ethernet cfm enable 
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet3/0
ethernet cfm mip level 1
!
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
!
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down cross-connect loop config
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-missing mep-unknown service-up
U-PE B
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
mep archive-hold-time 65
!
ethernet cfm enable 
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet2/0
ethernet cfm mip level 2
!
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
!
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down cross-connect loop config
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-missing mep-unknown service-up
PE-AGG B
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
mep archive-hold-time 65
! 
ethernet cfm enable 
!
interface gigabitethernet1/1
ethernet cfm mip level 2
!
interface gigabitethernet2/1
ethernet cfm mip level 2
N-PE B
!
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
mep archive-hold-time 65
! 
ethernet cfm enable 
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet1/2
ethernet cfm mip level 2
!
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down cross-connect loop config
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-missing mep-unknown service-up
CE-B
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward
!!
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!!
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
!
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc mep-up mep-down cross-connect loop config
snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck mep-missing mep-unknown service-up

Example Provisioning Service

CE-A
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward
service Customer1 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
ethernet cfm mep level 7 direction outward domain Customer1 mpid 701 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm cc enable level 7 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
U-PE A
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm enable 
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
ethernet cfm mip level 7
ethernet cfm mep level 4 mpid 401 vlan 100
ethernet cfm mep level 1 mpid 101 vlan 100
!
interface gigabitethernet4/2
ethernet cfm mip level 1
!
ethernet cfm cc enable level 4 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc enable level 1 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
PE-AGG A
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 100
! 
ethernet cfm enable
!
interface gigabitethernet3/1
ethernet cfm mip level 1
!
interface gigabitethernet4/1
ethernet cfm mip level 1
N-PE A
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 100
! 
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet3/0
ethernet cfm mip level 1
!
interface gigabitethernet4/0
ethernet cfm mip level 4
ethernet cfm mep level 1 mpid 102 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm cc enable level 1 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
U-PE B
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
mep archive-hold-time 65
service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet1/0
ethernet cfm mip level 7
ethernet cfm mep level 4 mpid 402 vlan 100
ethernet cfm mep level 2 mpid 201 vlan 100
!
interface gigabitethernet2/0
ethernet cfm mip level 2
!
ethernet cfm cc enable level 4 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc enable level 2 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
PE-AGG B
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
mep archive-hold-time 65
service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm enable 
!
interface gigabitethernet1/1
ethernet cfm mip level 2
!
interface gigabitethernet2/1
ethernet cfm mip level 2
N-PE B
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
mep archive-hold-time 60
service MetroCustomer1 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
mep archive-hold-time 65
service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm enable 
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet1/2
ethernet cfm mip level 2
!
interface gigabitethernet2/2
ethernet cfm mip level 4
ethernet cfm mep level 2 mpid 202 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm cc enable level 2 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3
CE-B
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7 direction outward
service Customer1 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm enable
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
ethernet cfm mep level 7 direction outward domain Customer1 mpid 702 vlan 100
!
ethernet cfm cc enable level 7 vlan 100
ethernet cfm cc level any vlan any interval 20 loss-threshold 3

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Standards

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MIBs

MIB

MIBs Link

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http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

RFCs

RFC

Title

No new or modified RFCs are supported by this feature, and support for existing RFCs has not been modified.

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Technical Assistance

Description

Link

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http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

Feature Information for Configuring Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Table 1 Feature Information for Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management in a Service Provider Network

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

CFM Outward Facing MEPs on Switch Ports

12.2(33)SRD Cisco IOS XE 3.1.0SG

The CFM Outward Facing MEPs on Switch Ports feature supports outward facing MEPs on switch ports. It is an enhancement to the Outward Facing MEP feature that supports the network at the distribution and access tiers.

The following command was introduced or modified: ethernet cfm mep level mpid vlan.

Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management

12.2(33)SRA12.2(33)SRB 12.4(15)T2 12.2(33)SXI Cisco IOS XE 3.1.0SG

Ethernet CFM is an end-to-end per-service-instance Ethernet layer OAM protocol. It includes proactive connectivity monitoring, fault verification, and fault isolation for large Ethernet MANs and WANs.

Ethernet CFM is supported on the Cisco 7600 router in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRA and on the Cisco 7200 VXR router in Cisco IOS Release 12.4(15)T.

The following commands were introduced or modified: clear ethernet cfm errors, clear ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote, clear ethernet cfm traceroute-cache, debug ethernet cfm all, debug ethernet cfm diagnostic, debug ethernet cfm errors, debug ethernet cfm events, debug ethernet cfm packets, ethernet cfm cc, ethernet cfm cc enable level vlan, ethernet cfm domain level, ethernet cfm enable, ethernet cfm enable (interface), ethernet cfm mep crosscheck, ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay, ethernet cfm mep level mpid vlan, ethernet cfm mip level, ethernet cfm traceroute cache, ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time, ethernet cfm traceroute cache size, mep archive-hold-time, ping ethernet mpid vlan, ping ethernet vlan, service vlan, show ethernet cfm errors, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points local, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote crosscheck, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote detail, show ethernet cfm traceroute-cache, snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc, snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck, traceroute ethernet vlan.

802.3ah and CFM Interworking

12.2(33)SRB 12.2(33)SXI Cisco IOS XE 3.1.0SG

The Ethernet OAM and Ethernet CFM Interworking feature enables Ethernet OAM and CFM to function together in a network.

Ethernet-OAM3.0: CFM Over BD, Untagged

12.2(33)SRD

12.2(50)SY

Ethernet-OAM3.0 with support for CFM over bridge domains is supported on the Cisco 7600 Series Route Switch Processor 720 and on the Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 720 in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRD.

The following commands were introduced or modified: cfm encapsulation, cfm mep domain, debug ethernet cfm all, debug ethernet cfm events, debug ethernet cfm packets, ethernet cfm cc, ethernet cfm cc enable level evc, ethernet cfm mep crosscheck, mep crosscheck mpid evc, mep crosscheck mpid vlan, ping ethernet evc, service evc, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote crosscheck, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote detail, traceroute ethernet evc.

ISSU Support in CFM 802.1ag/1.0d

12.2(33)SRD

ISSU support allows a Cisco IOS software product to perform and upgrade or downgrade without disrupting packet flow.

The following command was introduced or modified: debug ethernet cfm ha.

NSF/SSO Support in CFM 802.1ag/1.0d

12.2(33)SRD Cisco IOS XE 3.1.0SG

CFM support for NSF/SSO allows CFM processes that support dual route processors in active/standby mode to continue forwarding packets following a switchover.

Outward Facing MEP

12.4(11)T 12.2(33)SRB 12.2(33)SXI

The Outward Facing MEP feature is an enhancement to Ethernet CFM that supports the distribution and access environments by supporting outward facing MEPs on routed (Layer 3) ports.

Ethernet CFM with support for outward facing MEPs is supported on the Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) in Cisco IOS Release 12.4(11)T.

The following command was introduced or modified: ethernet cfm mep level mpid vlan.

Glossary

CCM --continuity check message. A multicast CFM frame that a MEP transmits periodically to ensure continuity across the maintenance entities to which the transmitting MEP belongs, at the MA level on which the CCM is sent. No reply is sent in response to receiving a CCM.

EVC --Ethernet virtual connection. An association of two or more user-network interfaces.

fault alarm --An out-of-band signal, typically an SNMP notification, that notifies a system administrator of a connectivity failure.

inward-facing MEP --A MEP that resides in a bridge and transmits to and receives CFM messages from the direction of the bridge relay entity.

maintenance domain --The network or part of the network belonging to a single administration for which faults in connectivity are to be managed. The boundary of a maintenance domain is defined by a set of DSAPs, each of which may become a point of connectivity to a service instance.

maintenance domain name --The unique identifier of a domain that CFM is to protect against accidental concatenation of service instances.

MEP --maintenance endpoint. An actively managed CFM entity associated with a specific DSAP of a service instance, which can generate and receive CFM frames and track any responses. It is an endpoint of a single MA, and terminates a separate maintenance entity for each of the other MEPs in the same MA.

MEP CCDB --A database, maintained by every MEP, that maintains received information about other MEPs in the maintenance domain.

MIP --maintenance intermediate point. A CFM entity, associated with a specific pair of ISS SAPs or EISS Service Access Points, which reacts and responds to CFM frames. It is associated with a single maintenance association and is an intermediate point within one or more maintenance entities.

MIP CCDB --A database of information about the MEPs in the maintenance domain. The MIP CCDB can be maintained by a MIP.

MP --maintenance point. Either a MEP or a MIP.

MPID --maintenance endpoint identifier. A small integer, unique over a given MA, that identifies a specific MEP.

OAM --operations, administration, and maintenance. A term used by several standards bodies to describe protocols and procedures for operating, administrating, and maintaining networks. Examples are ATM OAM and IEEE Std. 802.3ah OAM.

operator --Entity that provides a service provider a single network of provider bridges or a single Layer 2 or Layer 3 backbone network. An operator may be identical to or a part of the same organization as the service provider. For purposes of IEEE P802.1ag, Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, the operator and service provider are presumed to be separate organizations.

Terms such as "customer," "service provider," and "operator" reflect common business relationships among organizations and individuals that use equipment implemented in accordance with IEEE P802.1ag.

UNI --user-network interface. A common term for the connection point between an operator's bridge and customer equipment. A UNI often includes a C-VLAN-aware bridge component. The term UNI is used broadly in the IEEE P802.1ag standard when the purpose for various features of CFM are explained. UNI has no normative meaning.

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