OAM and QinQ

Frédéric Gabut-Deloraine fgabut at nautile.fr
Tue Sep 7 09:57:11 CDT 2010


Hello,

>We're working on deploying some L2 services over an MPLS network. Our model 
>includes a CPE with OAM capabilities and QinQ from the PE to the CPE. For now we 
>want to do simple OAM functions from CPE-CPE (no MIPs in the MPLS network). 
>
>
>Our lab testing has shown some sort of incompatibilities between OAM and QinQ. 
>OAM frames are encapsulated with a single VLAN tag (the SVLAN) on the CPE. When 
>the PEs only perform SVLAN swapping, everything works fine. If we configure the 
>PE to also perform CVLAN manipulation, it drops OAM frames. It likely does not 
>know how to process them because they don't have a CVLAN tag. We're working with 
>2 CPE vendors and neither of them are able to add 2 VLAN tags to the OAM frames. 

When we tried OAM with our CPE we activated the MEP on the client subif, so the OAM 
frames were encapsulated in both vlan (S and C) and everything worked fine : it was 
Telco System CPE (T280 or T380)

-- 
Frédéric Gabut-Deloraine




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