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Configuring IEEE Standard-Compliant Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

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Configuring IEEE Standard-Compliant Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

Last Updated: December 16, 2012

Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) is an end-to-end per-service Ethernet layer operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) protocol. CFM 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.

This document describes the implementation of IEEE 802.1ag Standard-Compliant CFM (IEEE CFM) in Cisco IOS software.

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Prerequisites for Configuring IEEE Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

  • Network topology and network administration have been evaluated.
  • Business and service policies have been established.
  • Parser return codes (PRCs) have been implemented for all supported commands related to configuring CFM 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.
  • To deploy CFM and the Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) Simulation feature, the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) root switch must be inside the Multiple Spanning-Tree (MST) region.

Restrictions for Configuring IEEE Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

  • The IEEE CFM subsystem does not coexist in the same image as the Cisco pre-Standard CFM Draft 1 subsystem.
  • IEEE CFM is supported on LAN cards. Linecards that do not support CFM will not boot up, but they display an error message.
  • Unsupported line cards must be either removed or turned off.
  • When physical ports are configured to a port channel on which CFM is configured, the following constraints apply:
    • Physical ports must allow use of the VLAN that is configured as part of the port channel's CFM configuration.
    • CFM on secondary port channels is not supported.
    • CFM configuration on Fast EtherChannel (FEC) port channels is not supported.
  • CFM is not fully supported on an MPLS provider edge (PE) device. There is no interaction between CFM and an EoMPLS pseudowire. CFM packets 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.
  • High Availability (HA) feature support in CFM is platform dependent.
  • 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.
  • PVST simulation is not supported on blocked ports.

Information About Configuring IEEE Ethernet CFM in a Service Provider Network

IEEE CFM

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

  • End-to-end service-level OAM technology
  • Reduced operating expense for service provider Ethernet networks
  • Competitive advantage for service providers
  • Support for both distribution and access network environments with Down (toward the wire) MEPs

Customer Service Instance

A customer service is an EVC, which is identified by the encapsulation VLAN within an Ethernet island, and is identified by a globally unique service ID. A customer service can be point-to-point or multipoint-to-multipoint. The figure below shows two customer services. Service Green is point to point; Service Blue is multipoint to multipoint.

Maintenance Association

A maintenance association (MA) identifies a service that can be uniquely identified within a maintenance domain. There can be many MAs within a domain. The MA direction is specified when the MA is configured. The short MA name must be configured on a domain before MEPs can be configured. Configuring a MA is not required for devices that have only MIPs.

The CFM protocol runs for a specific MA.

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 following characteristics of domains are supported:

  • Name is a maximum of 154 characters
  • Domain "null" is supported; the short maintenance association name is used as the identifier
  • Domain configuration is not required for devices that have only MIPs
  • Direction is specified when the maintenance association is configured
  • Mix of Up (toward the bridge) and Down (toward the wire) MEPs is supported

A domain can be removed when all maintenance points within the domain have been removed and all remote MEP entries in the CCDB for the domain have been purged.

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 or 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 Association Endpoints

Maintenance association endpoints (MEPs) reside at the edge of a maintenance domain and confine CFM messages within the domain via the maintenance domain level. MEPs periodically transmit and receive continuity check messages (CCMs) from other MEPs within the domain. At the request of an administrator, linktrace and loopback messages can also be transmitted. MEPs are either "Up" (toward the bridge) or "Down" (toward the wire). The default direction is Up.

MEP supports multicast loopback and ping. When a multicast ping is done for a particular domain or service or vlan, all the related remote MEPs reply to the ping.

A port MEP supports a Down MEP with no VLAN and if a static remote MEP has not been detected, normal data traffic is stopped.

MEP configurations can be removed after all pending loopback and traceroute replies are removed and the service on the interface is set to transparent mode. To set the service to transparent mode, MIP filtering should not be configured.

Up MEPs

Up MEPs communicate through the Bridge Relay function and use the Bridge-Brain MAC address. An Up MEP performs the following functions:

  • Sends and receives CFM frames at its level through the Bridge relay, 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 bridge.
  • Drops all CFM frames at a lower level coming from the direction of the bridge.
  • Transparently forwards all CFM frames at a higher level, independent of whether they come in from the bridge side or the wire side.
  • If the port on which the Up MEP is configured is blocked by Spanning-Tree Protocol, the MEP can still transmit or receive CFM messages via the bridge function.
Down MEPs for Routed Ports and Switch Ports

Down MEPs communicate through the wire. They can be configured on routed ports and switch ports. A MIP configuration at a level higher than the level of a Down MEP is not required.

Down MEPs use the port MAC address. Down MEPs on port channels use the MAC address of the first member port. When port channel members change, the identities of Down MEPs do not have to change.

A Down 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 bridge.
  • 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.
  • If the port on which the Down MEP is configured is blocked by Spanning-Tree Protocol, the MEP can still transmit and receive CFM messages via the wire.
  • Transparently forwards all CFM frames at a higher level, independent of whether they came in from the bridge or wire.

Maintenance Intermediate Points

Maintenance intermediate points (MIPs) are within a maintenance domain and catalog and forward information received from MEPs. MIPs are passive points that respond only to CFM linktrace and loopback messages. A MIP has only one level associated with it.

MIPs are defined as two MIP half functions (MHFs): An Up MHF that resides above the port filtering entities and a Down MHF that resides below the port filtering entities. The same configuration parameters and characteristics apply to both MHFs of a MIP, as follows:

  • Can be created manually or dynamically (auto MIPs)
  • Dynamically created depending on configured policies at managed objects (MA, maintenance domain, or the default domain level)
  • Manual MIPs can be created under an interface and under a service instance within an interface.
  • Auto MIP commands can be issued globally or under a domain or service.
  • Auto MIPs can be created for VLANs at the default maintenance domain level if they are not attached to a specific MA, or they can be:
    • Created at a specified level for a maintenance domain or MA on any bridge port.
    • When a lower MEP-only option is given, auto MIPs are created at a specified level only where a MEP is configured at the next lower level for a maintenance domain or MA.
    • When an auto MIP command is not issued at the domain level or the MA level, auto MIPs are not created for a maintenance domain or MA level.
    • When an auto MIP command is not issued at the domain level but is issued at the MA level, auto MIPs are created at the MA level.
  • Can be created per MA, which means that a MIP in a MA can be lower level than a MEP in another MA.
  • Auto MIP creation command can be issued at the maintenance domain (level), which will create MIPs 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 Bridge relay.
  • When MIP filtering is enabled, all CFM frames at a lower level are stopped and dropped, independent of whether they originate from the wire or the Bridge relay.
  • All CFM frames at a higher level are forwarded, independent of whether they arrive from the wire or from the Bridge relay.
  • 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 can receive CFM messages and catalog them but cannot send them toward the Bridge relay. The MIP can receive and respond to CFM messages from the wire.

A MIP has only one level associated with it. The level filtering option is supported.

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 MA. Three types of messages are supported:

  • Continuity Check
  • Linktrace
  • Loopback

Continuity Check Messages

CFM continuity check messages (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.

CFM CCMs have the following characteristics:

  • Transmitted at a periodic interval by MEPs. The interval can be one of the following configurable values. The default is 10 seconds.
    • 10 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 10 minutes

Note


Default and supported interval values are platform dependent.
  • Cataloged by MIPs at the same maintenance level.
  • Terminated by remote MEPs at the same maintenance level.
  • Unidirectional and do not solicit a response.
  • Indicate the status of the bridge port on which the MEP is configured.

Linktrace Messages

CFM linktrace messages (LTMs) 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 are similar to Layer 3 traceroute messages. LTMs 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. LTMs are intercepted by maintenance points along the path and processed, transmitted, or dropped. At each hop where there is a maintenance point at the same level, a linktrace message reply (LTR) is transmitted back to the originating MEP. For each visible MIP, linktrace messages indicate ingress action, relay action, and egress action.

Linktrace 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. LTMs are multicast and LTRs are unicast.

Loopback Messages

CFM loopback messages (LBMs) 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 (LBR) 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.

Because LBMs are unicast, they are forwarded like normal data frames except with the maintenance level restriction. If the outgoing port is known in the bridge's forwarding database and allows CFM frames at the message's maintenance level to pass through, the frame is sent out on that port. If the outgoing port is unknown, the message is broadcast on all ports in that domain.

A CFM LBM 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. Both CFM LBMs and LBRs are unicast. CFM LBMs specify the destination MAC address or MPID, VLAN, and maintenance domain.

Cross-Check Function

The cross-check function is a timer-driven postprovisioning service verification between dynamically discovered MEPs (via continuity check messages 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 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 Interworking

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; for example, Ethernet CFM 802.1ag and link level Ethernet OAM 802.3ah. 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.

HA Feature Support in 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 high availability.
  • 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 if HA wasn't supported.
  • Reduced operating costs due to outages while delivering high service levels.
  • 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 CCMs.

NSF SSO Support in IEEE CFM

The redundancy configurations SSO and NSF are both supported in IEEE 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 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 IEEE CFM

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.

IEEE CFM Bridge Domain Support


Note


When an EFP with an inward-facing MEP (a PE interface toward a uPE interface) is configured with the default EFP encapsulation, the inward-facing MEPs on both ends receive CCMs from each other at a preset time interval. However, with the default encapsulation configured, packets are dropped and as a result, the CCMs are dropped at the ingress port. To stop packets from being dropped, at the default EFP configure the desired encapsulation using the cfm encapsulation command.

An Ethernet flow point (EFP) or a service instance is a logical demarcation point of a bridge domain on an interface. VLAN tags are used to match and map traffic to the EFP. VLAN IDs have local significance per port similar to ATM/Frame Relay 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


IEEE CFM support for bridge domains is available only on ES20 and ES40 line cards.

Untagged CFM packets can be associated with a maintenance point. An incoming untagged customer CFM packet has an EtherType of CFM and is mapped to an EVC (bridge domain) based on the encapsulation configured on the EFP. The EFP can be configured specifically to recognize these untagged packets.

Switchport VLANs and EFPs configured with bridge domains handle MEPs and MIPs for a service independently. The bridge domain-to-VLAN space mapping is different for different platforms. For bridge domain and switchport VLAN interworking (maintenance points, ingress and egress are on both switchports and EFPs), a bridge domain-VLAN service should be configured on platforms where the bridge domain and switchport VLAN represent the same broadcast domain. On the Cisco 7600 series router, a bridge domain and a switchport VLAN with the same number form a single broadcast domain.

How to Set Up IEEE 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 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.

Configuring IEEE Ethernet CFM

Provisioning the Network

Provisioning the Network for CE-A

Perform this task to prepare the network for Ethernet CFM.

Before You Begin

To configure MIPs at different interfaces and service instances, you must configure an auto MIP under the domain and service.


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 global

7.    ethernet cfm ieee

8.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain Customer level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular maintenance level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
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
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

 

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



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for U-PE A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    exit

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

6.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mip {auto-create level level-id vlan {vlan-id| vlan-id-vlan-id| , vlan-id-vlan-id}[lower-mep-only] [sender-id chassis]| filter}

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

10.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

11.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

12.    exit

13.    ethernet cfm global

14.    ethernet cfm ieee

15.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

16.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

17.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

18.    interface type number

19.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

20.    exit

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

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

23.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular maintenance level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 6
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mip {auto-create level level-id vlan {vlan-id| vlan-id-vlan-id| , vlan-id-vlan-id}[lower-mep-only] [sender-id chassis]| filter}


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm mip auto-create level 1 vlan 2000

 

Dynamically creates a MIP and provisions it globally at a specified maintenance level for VLAN IDs that are not associated with specific MAs or enables level filtering.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular maintenance level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 10
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 11
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 12
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 15
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 16
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 17
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 18
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet4/2

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 19
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 20
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 21
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 22
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

 

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 23
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for PE-AGG A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm global

8.    ethernet cfm ieee

9.    interface type number

10.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

11.    interface type number

12.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 9
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/1

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 11
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet4/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 13
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for 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.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

6.    exit

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

8.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

9.    exit

10.    ethernet cfm global

11.    ethernet cfm ieee

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.    exit

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

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

20.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain and level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 8
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
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 gigabitethernet3/0

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 17
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 18
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 19
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

 

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 20
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for U-PE B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    exit

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

6.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

7.    exit

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

9.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

10.    exit

11.    ethernet cfm global

12.    ethernet cfm ieee

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

14.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

15.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

16.    interface type number

17.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

18.    exit

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

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

21.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 5
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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 6
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 9
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 14
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 15
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 16
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet2/0

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 17
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

 
Step 18
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 19
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 20
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

 

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 21
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for 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.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm global

8.    ethernet cfm ieee

9.    interface type number

10.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

11.    interface type number

12.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 9
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/1

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

 
Step 11
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 13
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for U-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.    exit

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

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

9.    exit

10.    ethernet cfm global

11.    ethernet cfm ieee

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.    exit

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

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

20.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 9
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
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 gigabitethernet1/2

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 17
exit


Example:

Router(config-if)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 18
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 19
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

 

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 20
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning the Network for CE-B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.   

2.    enable

3.    configure terminal

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

5.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

6.    exit

7.    ethernet cfm global

8.    ethernet cfm ieee

9.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

10.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

11.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

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

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

14.    end


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

 

CE-B

 
Step 2
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 3
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 4
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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 5
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
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
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 13
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

 

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 14
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Provisioning Service

Provisioning Service for 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 the Cross-Check Function".

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

5.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

6.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

7.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

8.    exit

9.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

10.    exit

11.    ethernet cfm global

12.    ethernet cfm ieee

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

14.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

15.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

16.    interface type number

17.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

18.   Do one of the following:

  • switchport
  • switchport mode trunk

19.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

20.    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 maintenance level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 5
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 6
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 7
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 9
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 14
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 15
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 16
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0/3

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 17
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

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

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 18
Do one of the following:
  • switchport
  • switchport mode trunk


Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport



Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport mode trunk

 

Specifies a switchport or alternatively, specifies a trunking VLAN Layer 2 interface.

 
Step 19
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

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

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 20
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for U-PE A
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    exit

5.    exit

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

7.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

8.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

9.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

10.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

11.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

12.    exit

13.    exit

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

15.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

16.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

17.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

18.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

19.    exit

20.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

21.    exit

22.    ethernet cfm global

23.    ethernet cfm ieee

24.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

25.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

26.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

27.    interface type number

28.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

29.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

30.    interface type number

31.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

32.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 6
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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 7
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 8
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 9
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 10
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 11
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 12
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 13
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 15
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 16
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 17
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 18
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 19
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 20
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 21
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 22
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 23
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 24
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 25
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 26
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 27
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/2

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 28
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 29
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

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

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 30
interface type number


Example:

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

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 31
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 32
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for 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.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

6.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

7.    exit

8.    exit

9.    ethernet cfm global

10.    ethernet cfm ieee

11.    interface type number

12.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

13.    interface type number

14.    ethernet cfm mip level level-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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 6
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 10
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 11
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/1

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 13
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet4/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 14
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 15
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for 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.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

6.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

7.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

8.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

9.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

10.    exit

11.    exit

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

13.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

14.    mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]

15.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

16.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

17.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

18.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

19.    exit

20.    exit

21.    ethernet cfm global

22.    ethernet cfm ieee

23.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

24.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

25.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

26.    interface type number

27.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

28.    interface type number

29.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

30.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

31.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 6
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 7
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 8
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 9
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 11
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 13
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 14
mip auto-create [lower-mep-only]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mip auto-create

 

Enables the dynamic creation of a MIP at a maintenance domain level.

 
Step 15
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 16
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 17
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 18
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 19
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 20
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 21
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 22
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 23
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 24
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 25
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 26
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet3/0

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 27
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional manual MIP
 
Step 28
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet4/0

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 29
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional manual MIP
 
Step 30
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

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

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 31
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for U-PE B
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    exit

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

6.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

7.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

8.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

9.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

10.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

11.    exit

12.    exit

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

14.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

15.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

16.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

17.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

18.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

19.    exit

20.    exit

21.    ethernet cfm global

22.    ethernet cfm ieee

23.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

24.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

25.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

26.    interface type number

27.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

28.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

29.    interface type number

30.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

31.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 5
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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 6
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 7
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 8
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 9
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 10
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 11
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 12
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm domain domain-name level level-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 14
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 15
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 16
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 17
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 18
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 19
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 20
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 21
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 22
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 23
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 24
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 25
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 26
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/0

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 27
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 28
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

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

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 29
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/0

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 30
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 31
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

6.    exit

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm global

9.    ethernet cfm ieee

10.    interface type number

11.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

12.    interface type number

13.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

14.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 9
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 10
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/1

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 12
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/1

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 13
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 14
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

6.    exit

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

8.    mep archive-hold-time minutes

9.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

10.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

11.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

12.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

13.    exit

14.    exit

15.    ethernet cfm global

16.    ethernet cfm ieee

17.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

18.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

19.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

20.    interface type number

21.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

22.    interface type number

23.    ethernet cfm mip level level-id

24.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

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 ServiceProvider level 4

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 8
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 101

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 10
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 11
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 12
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 13
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 14
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 15
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 16
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 17
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 18
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 19
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 20
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet1/2

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 21
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 22
interface type number


Example:

Router(config-if)# interface gigabitethernet2/2

 

Specifies an interface.

 
Step 23
ethernet cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Provisions a manual MIP.

  • This is an optional use of a manual MIP and can override auto MIP configuration.
 
Step 24
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

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

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 25
end


Example:

Router(config-if)#



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Provisioning Service for 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]

6.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

7.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

8.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

9.    exit

10.    exit

11.    ethernet cfm global

12.    ethernet cfm ieee

13.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache

14.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache size entries

15.    ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time minutes

16.    interface type number

17.    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}

18.   Do one of the following:

  • switchport
  • switchport mode trunk

19.    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}

20.    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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep archive-hold-time minutes


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# 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 {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 6
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

 
Step 7
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Configures the time period between CCM transmissions.

 
Step 8
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 10

 

Sets the number of CCMs that should be missed before declaring that a remote MEP is down.

 
Step 9
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 11
ethernet cfm global


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm global

 

Enables CFM processing globally on the device.

 
Step 12
ethernet cfm ieee


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm ieee

 

Enables the CFM IEEE version of CFM.

  • This command is automatically issued when the ethernet cfm global command is issued
 
Step 13
ethernet cfm traceroute cache


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm traceroute cache

 

Enables caching of CFM data learned through traceroute messages.

 
Step 14
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 15
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 16
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0/1

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 17
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-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 7 outward domain Customer mpid 701 vlan 100

 

Sets an interface as a domain boundary.

 
Step 18
Do one of the following:
  • switchport
  • switchport mode trunk


Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport



Example:



Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport mode trunk

 

Specifies a switchport or alternatively, specifies a trunking VLAN Layer 2 interface.

 
Step 19
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-if)# ethernet cfm mep level 7 outward domain Customer mpid 701 vlan 100

 

Provisions an interface as a domain boundary.

 
Step 20
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuring and Enabling the Cross-Check Function

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

Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Up MEP (U-PE A)
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} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | 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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

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


Example:

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

 

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

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

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



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | vlan-id - vlan-id | , vlan-id - vlan-id}}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable domain cust4 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between the list of configured remote MEPs of a domain and MEPs learned through CCMs.

 
Examples

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

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

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

U-PE A
U-PEA# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable domain cust4 vlan 100
Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for an Up MEP (U-PE B)
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} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | 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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

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


Example:

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

 

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

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

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



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | vlan-id - vlan-id | , vlan-id - vlan-id}}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable domain cust4 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between the list of configured remote MEPs of a domain and MEPs learned through CCMs.

 
Examples

The following example configures cross-checking on an Up MEP (U-PE B):

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

The following example enables cross-checking on an Up MEP (U-PE B):


U-PE B
U-PEB# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable domain cust4 vlan 100
Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for a Down MEP (CE-A)
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    mep mpid mpid

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | 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 Customer level 7

 

Defines a CFM domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep mpid mpid


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mep mpid 702

 

Statically defines the MEPs within a maintenance association.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

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



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | vlan-id - vlan-id | , vlan-id - vlan-id}}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable domain cust4 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between the list of configured remote MEPs of a domain and MEPs learned through CCMs.

 
Configuring and Enabling Cross-Checking for a Down MEP (CE-B)
SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.    mep mpid mpid

5.    exit

6.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay delay

7.    exit

8.    ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | 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 Customer level 7

 

Defines an outward CFM domain at a specified level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
mep mpid mpid


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# mep mpid 702

 

Statically defines the MEPs within a maintenance association.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

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



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 8
ethernet cfm mep crosscheck {enable | disable} domain domain-name {port | vlan{vlan-id | vlan-id - vlan-id | , vlan-id - vlan-id}}


Example:

Router# ethernet cfm mep crosscheck enable domain cust4 vlan 100

 

Enables cross-checking between the list of configured remote MEPs of a domain and MEPs learned through CCMs.

 

Configuring Ethernet OAM 802.3ah 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 Up 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

4.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]

5.    exit

6.    exit

7.    ethernet evc evc-id

8.    oam protocol {cfm svlan svlan-id domain

9.    exit

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

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 cstmr1 level 3

 

Defines a CFM domain, sets the domain level, and places the command-line interface (CLI) in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service vlan-id 10

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into Ethernet CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
ethernet evc evc-id


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet evc 50

 

Defines an EVC and places the CLI in EVC configuration mode.

 
Step 8
oam protocol {cfm svlan svlan-id domain


Example:

domain-name | ldp}



Example:

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

 

Configures the OAM protocol.

 
Step 9
exit


Example:

Router(config-evc)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 10
Repeat Steps 3 through 9 to define other CFM domains that you want OAM manager to monitor. 

--

 
Step 11
end


Example:

Router(config)# end



Example:

Router#

 

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.    switchport

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

6.    ethernet oam remote-loopback {supported | timeout seconds}

7.    ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}

8.    service instance id ethernet [evc-name]

9.    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 places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 4
switchport


Example:

Router(config-if)# switchport

 

Configures a switchport.

 
Step 5
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 6
ethernet oam remote-loopback {supported | timeout seconds}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet oam remote-loopback supported

 

Enables Ethernet remote loopback on the interface or sets a loopback timeout period.

 
Step 7
ethernet cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid {port | vlan vlan-id}


Example:

Router(config-if)# ethernet cfm mep domain cstmr1 mpid 33 vlan 10

 

Sets a port as internal to a maintenance domain and defines it as a MEP.

 
Step 8
service instance id ethernet [evc-name]


Example:

Router(config-if)# service instance 1 ethernet evc1

 

Configures an Ethernet service instance and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 9
end


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuring CFM for Bridge Domains

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

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

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

4.   Do one of the following:

  • service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]

5.    exit

6.    exit

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

8.    exit

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

10.    service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]

11.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

12.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

13.    continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]

14.    mep mpid mpid

15.    exit

16.    ethernet evc evc-name

17.    exit

18.    interface type number

19.    no ip address

20.    service instance id ethernet [evc-name]

21.    encapsulation dot1q vlan-id

22.    bridge-domain bridge-id

23.    cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid-value

24.    end

25.    configure terminal

26.    interface type name

27.    no ip address

28.    service instance id ethernet [evc-name]

29.    encapsulation dot1q vlan-id

30.    bridge-domain bridge-id

31.    cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid-value

32.    cfm mip level level-id

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


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet cfm domain CUSTOMER level 7

 

Defines a CFM maintenance domain at a particular level and places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 4
Do one of the following:
  • service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service s1 evc e1 vlan 10



Example:



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service s1 evc e1

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into Ethernet CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config-ecfm)#

 

Returns the CLI to Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 7
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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
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 places the CLI in Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

 
Step 10
service {ma-name | ma-num | vlan-id vlan-id | vpn-id vpn-id} [port | vlan vlan-id [direction down]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm)# service vlan-id 10

 

Configures a maintenance association within a maintenance domain and places the CLI into Ethernet CFM service configuration mode.

 
Step 11
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 10s

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

  • The time period between message transmissions is set.
 
Step 12
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check loss-threshold 5

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

  • The number of CCMs missed before the remote MEP is declared down is set.
 
Step 13
continuity-check [interval time | loss-threshold threshold | static rmep]


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check static rmep

 

Enables the transmission of CCMs.

  • Verification that the MEP received in the CCM is valid.
 
Step 14
mep mpid mpid


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# mep mpid 200

 

Statically defines MEPs within a maintenance association.

 
Step 15
exit


Example:

Router(config-ecfm-srv)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 16
ethernet evc evc-name


Example:

Router(config)# ethernet evc evc_100

 

Defines an EVC and places the CLI in EVC configuration mode.

 
Step 17
exit


Example:

Router(config-evc)# exit



Example:

Router(config)#

 

Returns the CLI to global configuration mode.

 
Step 18
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface Ethernet 1/0

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 19
no ip address


Example:

Router(config-if)# no ip address

 

Disables IP processing.

 
Step 20
service instance id ethernet [evc-name]


Example:

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

 

Specifies an Ethernet service instance on an interface and places the CLI in service instance configuration mode.

 
Step 21
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 22
bridge-domain bridge-id


Example:

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

 

Establishes a bridge domain.

 
Step 23
cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid-value


Example:

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

 

Configures a MEP for a domain.

 
Step 24
end


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 25
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 26
interface type name


Example:

Router(config)# interface Ethernet 1/1

 

Specifies an interface and places the CLI in interface configuration mode.

 
Step 27
no ip address


Example:

Router(config-if)# no ip address

 

Disables IP processing.

 
Step 28
service instance id ethernet [evc-name]


Example:

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

 

Configures an Ethernet service instance on an interface and places the CLI in service instance configuration mode.

 
Step 29
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 30
bridge-domain bridge-id


Example:

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

 

Establishes a bridge domain.

 
Step 31
cfm mep domain domain-name mpid mpid-value


Example:

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

 

Configures a MEP for a domain.

 
Step 32
cfm mip level level-id


Example:

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

 

Configures a MIP at a specified level.

 
Step 33
end


Example:

Router(config-if-srv)# end



Example:

Router#

 

Returns the CLI to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Troubleshooting Tips

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

  1. Check the device error status.
  2. When a error exists, perform a loopback test to confirm the error.
  3. Run a traceroute to the destination to isolate the fault.
  4. If the fault is identified, correct the fault.
  5. If the fault is not identified, go to the next lower maintenance domain and repeat steps 1 through 4 at that maintenance domain level.
  6. Repeat the first four steps, as needed, to identify and correct the fault.

Configuration Examples for Configuring IEEE 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 Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
!
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm mip auto-create level 7 vlan 1-4094
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 7 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
 ethernet cfm mep domain ServiceProvider-L4 mpid 401 vlan 101
 ethernet cfm mep domain OperatorA-L1 mpid 101 vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet4/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 1 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
!
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 Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
!
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm mip auto-create level 7 vlan 1-4094
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 7 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
 ethernet cfm mep domain ServiceProvider-L4 mpid 401 vlan 101
 ethernet cfm mep domain OperatorA-L1 mpid 101 vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet4/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 1 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
!
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 Configuration

ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA-L1 level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
  mip auto-create
  service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet3/1
 ethernet cfm mip level 1 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet4/1
 ethernet cfm mip level 1    <<<< Manual MIP

N-PE A Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
!
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider-L4 level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
 mip auto-create
service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet3/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 1 		 <<<< manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet4/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 4    <<<< manual MIP
!
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 Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer-L7 level 7
 mip auto-create
 service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down
!  
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider-L4 level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
 mip auto-create
 mep archive-hold-time 65
 service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet1/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 7   <<<< manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet2/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 2   <<<< manual MIP
!
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 Configuration

ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
 mep archive-hold-time 65
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet1/1
 ethernet cfm mip level 2   <<<< manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet2/1
 ethernet cfm mip level 2   <<<< manual MIP

N-PE B Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
!
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
 mep archive-hold-time 65
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet1/2
ethernet cfm mip level 2    <<<< manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet2/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 4   <<<< manual MIP
!
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 Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer-L7 level 7
 service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down
  continuity-check
!
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 Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer-L7 level 7
 service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2	
 ethernet cfm mep domain Customer-L7 mpid 701 vlan 101

U-PE A Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm mip auto-create level 7 vlan 1-4094
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider-L4 level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA-L1 level 1
 mep archive-hold-time 65
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 7 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
 ethernet cfm mep domain ServiceProvider-L4 mpid 401 vlan 101
 ethernet cfm mep domain OperatorA-L1 mpid 101 vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet4/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 1 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP

PE-AGG A Configuration

ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA-L1 level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
  mip auto-create
  service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet3/1
 ethernet cfm mip level 1 vlan 101   <<<< Manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet4/1
 ethernet cfm mip level 1    <<<< Manual MIP

N-PE A Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
!
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider-L4 level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorA level 1
mep archive-hold-time 65
 mip auto-create
service MetroCustomer1OpA vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet3/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 1    <<<< manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet4/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 4    <<<< manual MIP
 ethernet cfm mep domain OperatorA mpid 102 vlan 101

U-PE B Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer-L7 level 7
 mip auto-create
 service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down
!  
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider-L4 level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
 mep archive-hold-time 65
 service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet1/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 7   <<<< manual MIP
 ethernet cfm mep domain ServiceProvider-L4 mpid 402 vlan 101
 ethernet cfm mep domain OperatorB mpid 201 vlan 101
!
interface gigabitethernet2/0
 ethernet cfm mip level 2   <<<< manual MIP

N-PE B Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain ServiceProvider level 4
 mep archive-hold-time 60
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1 vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
ethernet cfm domain OperatorB level 2
 mep archive-hold-time 65
 mip auto-create
 service MetroCustomer1OpB vlan 101
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet1/2
ethernet cfm mip level 2      <<<< manual MIP
!
interface gigabitethernet2/2
 ethernet cfm mip level 4     <<<< manual MIP
 ethernet cfm mep domain OperatorB mpid 202 vlan 101

CE-B Configuration

!
ethernet cfm global
ethernet cfm ieee
ethernet cfm traceroute cache
ethernet cfm traceroute cache size 200
ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time 60
!
ethernet cfm domain Customer-L7 level 7
 service Customer1 vlan 101 direction down
  continuity-check
!
interface gigabitethernet3/2
 ethernet cfm mep domain Customer-L7 mpid 702 vlan 101

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic

Document Title

CFM commands: complete command syntax, command mode, command history, defaults, usage guidelines, and examples

Cisco IOS Carrier Ethernet Command Reference

Cisco IOS commands: master list of commands with complete command syntax, command mode, command history, defaults, usage guidelines, and examples

Cisco IOS Master Command List, All Releases

Configuring Ethernet connectivity fault management in a service provider network (Cisco pre-Standard CFM Draft 1)

"Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management in a Service Provider Network" module in the Cisco IOS Carrier Ethernet Configuration Guide

Ethernet Local Management Interface on a provider edge device

"Configuring Ethernet Local Management Interface on a Provider Edge Device" module in the Cisco IOS Carrier Ethernet Configuration Guide

IP SLAs for Metro Ethernet

"IP SLAs for Metro Ethernet"

NSF/SSO and MPLS

"NSF/SSO - MPLS LDP and LDP Graceful Restart"

ISSU feature and functions

"Cisco IOS Broadband High Availability In Service Software Upgrade"

Performing an ISSU

"Cisco IOS In Service Software Upgrade Process and Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade Process"

SSO

"Stateful Switchover" chapter of the Cisco IOS High Availability Configuration Guide

Standards

Standard

Title

IEEE 802.1ag Standard

802.1ag - Connectivity Fault Management

IEEE 802.3ah

IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile

IETF VPLS OAM

L2VPN OAM Requirements and Framework

ITU-T

ITU-T Y.1731 OAM Mechanisms for Ethernet-Based Networks

MIBs

MIB

MIBs Link

CISCO-ETHER-CFM-MIB

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco software releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

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

The Cisco Support and Documentation website provides online resources to download documentation, software, and tools. Use these resources to install and configure the software and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. Access to most tools on the Cisco Support and Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

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

Feature Information for Configuring IEEE 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 IEEE CFM in a Service Provider Network

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

802.1ag - IEEE D8.1 Standard-Compliant CFM, Y.1731 multicast LBM / AIS / RDI / LCK, IP SLA for Ethernet

12.2(33)SXI2

15.1(1)T

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

This feature is the implementation of IEEE 802.1ag Standard-Compliant CFM in Cisco software.

The following commands were introduced or modified: alarm, clear ethernet cfm errors, clear ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote, clear ethernet cfm statistics, clear ethernet cfm traceroute-cache, continuity-check, cos(CFM), debug cfm, debug ethernet cfm all, debug ethernet cfm diagnostic, debug ethernet cfm error, debug ethernet cfm events, debug ethernet cfm ha, debug ethernet cfm packets, ethernet cfm alarm, ethernet cfm cc, ethernet cfm domain level, ethernet cfm global, ethernet cfm ieee, ethernet cfm interface, ethernet cfm logging, ethernet cfm mep crosscheck, ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay, ethernet cfm mep domain mpid, ethernet cfm mip, ethernet cfm mip level, ethernet cfm traceroute cache, ethernet cfm traceroute cache hold-time, ethernet cfm traceroute cache size, id (CFM), maximum meps, mep archive-hold-time, mep mpid, mip auto-create, mip auto-create(cfm-srv), ping ethernet, sender-id, sender-id (cfm-srv), service, show ethernet cfm domain, show ethernet cfm errors, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points local, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote detail, show ethernet cfm mpdb, show ethernet cfm statistics, show ethernet cfm traceroute-cache, snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm cc, snmp-server enable traps ethernet cfm crosscheck, traceroute ethernet.

IEEE 802.1ag-2007 Compliant CFM - Bridge Domain Support

12.2(33)SRE

12.2(50)SY

This feature provides support for bridge domains in IEEE 802.1ag Standard-Compliant CFM in Cisco IOS software.

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 mep crosscheck, service evc, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote crosscheck, show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote detail.

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.

configuration error list --Used to maintain a list of informational configuration errors for the port whenever a MEP is created or deleted. The information is displayed using the show ethernet cfm command

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.

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 destination service access points (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.

MCL --maximum configured level. The highest level (0-7) service for Up MEPs, Down MEPs, or a MIP. This value is kept per service, either VLAN or bridge domain.

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/D1.0, 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/D1.0.

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/D1.0 standard when the purpose for various features of CFM are explained. UNI has no normative meaning.

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

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