Connectivity fault management (CFM) in networks with link aggregation group connections

CAFC
  • US 7,768,928 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2006
  • Issued: 08/03/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A maintenance entity in an Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) domain, comprising:

  • a port definer module;

    a connection configured to be connected to a group of aggregated physical links, said group of links comprising a single logical link to which packets are directed;

    said port definer module being configured to designate any one physical link of said logical link as required for examining of said designated physical link of said logical link, said designation comprising forwarding at least one CFM message to said logical link in such a way as to be forwarded over said logical link specifically via said designated physical link, said designation being available for each physical link separately, thereby allowing examination according to requirement of any physical link of said logical link.

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