RFC 6163

Framework for GMPLS and Path Computation Element (PCE) Control of Wavelength Switched Optical Networks (WSONs), April 2011

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Y. Lee, Ed.
G. Bernstein, Ed.
W. Imajuku
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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC6163

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This document provides a framework for applying Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) and the Path Computation Element (PCE) architecture to the control of Wavelength Switched Optical Networks (WSONs). In particular, it examines Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) of optical paths. This document focuses on topological elements and path selection constraints that are common across different WSON environments; as such, it does not address optical impairments in any depth. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

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