LAN Switching Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S
REP Access Gateway
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REP Access Gateway

REP Access Gateway

Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP) is a Cisco proprietary protocol that provides an alternative to the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). REP provides fast reconvergence and traffic recovery when a link in a ring fails. Fast reconvergence is achieved by notifying all nodes in the ring with a control message that activates the redundant path to the core network.

The REP Access Gateway Enhancements feature allows fast failure detection notifications between devices configured with REP access gateway (REP-AG), by enabling communication between Connectivity Fault Manager (CFM) and REP.

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Restrictions for REP Access Gateway Enhancements

  • EFD is only supported on physical ports and services; it is not supported on VLAN sub interfaces.
  • The CCM interval for CMF service on which EFD is supported is limited by the platform capabilities.
  • The EFD feature is only supported on Down MEPs.
  • EFD is not supported on trunk services.
  • EFD is not supported for both G-8032 and REP at the same time.
  • Only one MEP on a given interface or EFP may be configured for EFD. You cannot have MEPs operating at multiple CFM levels on the same interface.

Information About REP Access Gateway Enhancements

REP Access Gateway Enhancements

In a network where a REP and non-REP devices are connected and when a link failure occurs, a Non-REP device network (access gateway) directly connected to REP network sends failure notification, so that REP network can reroute the traffic to an alternate route. But, access devices supporting REP Edge No-Neighbor (REP ENN) only support one interface configured as a REP Edge No-Neighbor port, resulting in an unsupported architecture with the REP Access Gateway (REP AG) device.

Figure 1. REP Access Gateway



Fast failure detection in a REP-AG configured device can be achieved by enabling communication between Connectivity Fault Manager (CFM) and REP. CFM on the edge ports can notify REP if any failure is detected on the monitored links, allowing the appropriate re-convergence actions to be taken.

The mechanism for the communication is for REP to register as an Ethernet Fault Detection (EFD) client, so that any CFM defects above a configurable threshold triggers a notification to REP.

How to Configure REP Access Gateway Enhancements

Configuring REP Access Gateway Enhancements

Perform this task to configure EFD messages to REP devices.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    ethernet cfm global

    4.    link-protection enable

    5.    link-protection group management vlan vlan-id

    6.    link-protection group group-number pccm vlan vlan-id

    7.    ethernet cfm domain domain-namelevel level-id [ direction outward ]

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

    9.    continuity-check

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

    11.    efd notify rep

    12.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 ethernet cfm global


    Example:
    Device(config)# ethernet cfm global
     

    Enables Ethernet CFM globally.

     
    Step 4 link-protection enable


    Example:
    Device(config)# link-protection enable
     

    Enables link protection globally on the router.

     
    Step 5link-protection group management vlan vlan-id


    Example:
    Device(config)# link-protection group management vlan 51
     

    Defines the management VLAN used for link protection.

     
    Step 6link-protection group group-number pccm vlan vlan-id


    Example:
    Device(config)# link-protection group 2 pccm vlan 16
     

    Specifies an ODU-to-ODU continuity check message (P-CCM) VLAN.

     
    Step 7 ethernet cfm domain domain-namelevel level-id [ direction outward ]


    Example:
    Device(config)# ethernet cfm domain REP_domain level 4
     

    Configures the CFM domain for ODU 1 and enters Ethernet CFM configuration mode.

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


    Example:
    Device(config-ecfm)# service rep_service evc rep-evc vlan 1001 direction down
     

    Defines a maintenance association for ODU 1 and enters Ethernet CFM service instance configuration mode.

     
    Step 9 continuity-check


    Example:
    Device(config-ecfm)# continuity-check 
     

    Enables CCM message transmission.

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


    Example:
    Device(config)# Device(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 3.3ms 
     

    Configures the time period between CCM message transmissions

     
    Step 11efd notify rep


    Example:
    Device(config-ecfm-srv)# efd notify rep
     

    Enables EFD notifications to REP devices.

     
    Step 12end


    Example:
    Device(config-ecfm-srv)# end
     

    Returns to user EXEC mode.

     

    Verifying REP Access Gateway Enhancements

    Perform this optional task to verify the status of interface monitored for EFD.

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    show interface number rep detail


    DETAILED STEPS
      Step 1   enable

      Enables privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted.



      Example:
      device> enable
      
      Step 2   show interface number rep detail

      Use this command to verify that EFD is enabled for REP devices:



      Example:
      device# show interface ethenet 0/0/1 rep detail
      GigabitEthernet1/7   REP enabled
      Segment-id: 10 (Primary Edge No-Neighbor)
      PortID: 0007001AE3DC2680
      Preferred flag: Yes
      EFD Status: Enabled
      EFD State: Fault/Clear
      Operational Link Status: NO_NEIGHBOR
      Current Key: 0007001AE3DC26806BD6
      Port Role: Alternate
      Blocked VLAN: 30-40
      Admin-vlan: 500
      
      

      Configuration Examples For REP Access Gateway Enhancements

      Example Configuring REP Access Gateway Enhancements

      This example shows how to configure EFD messages for REP devices.

      Device> enable
      Device# configure terminal
      Device(config)# ethernet cfm global
      Device(config)# link-protection enable
      Device(config)# link-protection group management vlan 51
      Device(config)# link-protection group 2 pccm vlan 16
      Device(config)# ethernet cfm domain REP_domain level 4
      Device(config-ecfm)# service rep_service evc rep-evc vlan 1001 direction down 
      Device(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check
      Device(config-ecfm-srv)# continuity-check interval 3.3ms
      Device(config-ecfm-srv)# efd notify rep
      Device(config-ecfm-srv)# end
      
      

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      Feature Information for REP Access Gateway Enhancement

      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.

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      Table 1 Feature Information for Resilient Ethernet Protocol

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      REP Access Gateway Enhancements

      Cisco IOS XE Release 3.13

      The REP Access Gateway Enhancements feature allows fast failure detection notifications between devices configured with REP access gateway (REP-AG), by enabling communication between Connectivity Fault Manager (CFM) and REP.

      The following commands were introduced by this feature: efd notify rep .