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    Ethernet Frame Loss Measurement Overview

    The key objectives of the OAM functionality are to measure quality-of-service attributes such as frame delay, frame delay variation (also known as “frame jitter”), and frame loss. Such measurements enable you to identify network problems before customers are impacted by network defects.

    Junos OS supports Ethernet frame loss measurement (ETH-LM) between maintenance association end points (MEPs) configured on Ethernet physical or logical interfaces on MX Series routers and is presently supported only for VPWS service. ETH-LM is used by operators to collect counter values applicable for ingress and egress service frames. These counters maintain a count of transmitted and received data frames between a pair of MEPs. Ethernet frame loss measurement is performed by sending frames with ETH-LM information to a peer MEP and similarly receiving frames with ETH-LM information from the peer MEP. This type of frame loss measurement is also known as single-ended Ethernet loss measurement.

    ETH-LM supports the following frame loss measurements:

    • Near-end frame loss measurement—Measurement of frame loss associated with ingress data frames.
    • Far-end frame loss measurement—Measurement of frame loss associated with egress data frames.

    Note: The proactive and dual-ended loss measurement functionality of ITU-T Y1731 is not supported on the ACX Series routers.

    The ETH-LM feature is supported on aggregated Ethernet interfaces.

    Modified: 2016-01-28