Abstract

Optical performance monitoring (OPM) and the corresponding telemetry systems play an important role in modern optical transport networks based on software-defined networking (SDN). There have been extensive studies and standardization activities to build high-speed and high-accuracy OPM/telemetry systems that can ensure sufficient monitoring data for effective network control and management. However, current solutions for OPM/telemetry assume that control and management planes (C/M-plane) always provide sufficient bandwidth (BW) to deliver telemetry data. Unfortunately, in the event of several concurrent network failures (e.g., following a large-scale disaster), C/M-plane networks can become heavily degraded and/or unstable, and even experience isolation of some of their parts. Under such circumstances, the existing OPM systems would hardly function. To enhance resiliency and to ensure the quick recovery of OPM/telemetry in case of disaster, we propose an approach for quick recreation of OPM and for achieving robust telemetry based on OpenConfig YANG. Our proposal addresses three key problems: (1) how to quickly recreate the lost OPM capability, (2) how to address the mismatch between the high data rate of OPM and the low BW in the C/M-plane network, and (3) how to flexibly reconfigure the telemetry system to be adaptive to sudden BW changes in the C/M-plane network. We implement a testbed and experimentally demonstrate that our proposal can tolerate low post-disaster bandwidth and can adapt the telemetry system following the changing conditions of the C/M-plane network.

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