InterPort™ Software Modules

InterPort™ technology includes of a suite of portable, standard based software modules which can be licensed to AFORE’s customers to accelerate product development.

InterPort™ Service OAM (SOAM) Software Module

InterPort™ Service OAM  implements key fault management and performance monitoring features as defined in IEEE 802.1ag, ITU Y.1731-2011 and MEF PM and FM IA specifications. The module supports the following standards:

  • IEEE 802.1ag (2007)
  • ITU Y.1731-2011
  • IEEE 802.1ap (2008)
  • MEF 30 and MEF 31
  • MEF PM specifications and MIBs
Service OAM Software Module datasheet can be accessed here.

InterPort™ Link OAM (LOAM) Software Module

The InterPort™ Ethernet First Mile (EFM) Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) Software Module is a portable implementation of all management and control plane components of IEEE 802.3ah Clause 57. Clause 57 defines the OAM sublayer (also known as “Link OAM”) to operate at the level of an Ethernet single link, including mechanisms for monitoring link operation, such as remote fault indication, remote loopback or unidirectional mode. The module supports the following standards:

  • EFM OAM (IEEE 802.3ah (2004), Ethernet in the First Mile, Clause 57)
  • Supports all attributes specified in MIBs for OAM Functions on Ethernet Like Interfaces (rfc4878)
  • MEF 20 and MEF 21
Link OAM Software Module datasheet can be accessed here.

InterPort™ Service Activation Software Module

The InterPort™ Service Activation Software Module is a portable implementation of the Service Activation and benchmarking methodologies used by Service Providers of Carrier Ethernet Networks to assess the performance attributes of an Ethernet service prior to customer delivery. The module support CoS granularity throughput tests, latency, CIR, policing and CBS tests, as well as parallel test sessions. The module supports the following standards:

  • RFC 2544
  • ITU-T Y.1564 (2011)
  • MEF Service Activation specifications
Service Activation Software Module datasheet can be accessed here.

InterPort™ Link Aggregation (LAG) Software Module

The InterPort™ Link Aggregation (LAG) Software Module is a portable implementation of control plane components of IEEE 802.1AX-2008, including the LACP protocol. The module supports the following standards:

  • Ethernet Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad  – 2004  as updated by IEEE 802.1AX-2008
  • Supports MEF 20 and MEF 22.1 requirements
Link Aggregation (LAG) Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ Ethernet Path Protection Switching Software Module (G.8031)

AFORE InterPort Ethernet APS Software Module is a portable implementation of Ethernet  Automatic Protection Switching (APS) protocol and linear protection switching mechanisms for point-to-point EVCs used in Ethernet transport networks, as defined in ITU-T G.8031/Y.1342 standard. The module supports the following standards:

  • Ethernet Protection Switching (ITU-T G.8031/Y.1342 (2006))
  • PBB-TE ESP Protection (IEEE 802.1Qay 2009)
Ethernet APS (G.8031) Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ Ethernet Ring Protection Switching Software Module (G.8032)

AFORE InterPort Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (RPS) Software Module is a portable implementation of ITU-T G.8032/Y.1344-2010 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching protocol and ring protection switching mechanisms for Ethernet transport networks. The module supports the following standards:

  • Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ITU-T G.8032/Y.1344 (2010))
  • ITU-T Y.1731 (2011)
Ethernet Ring Protection (RPS) Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ PBB/PBB-TE Software Module

The InterPort™ Ethernet Provider Backbone Bridges (PBB) – Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE) Software Module is a portable implementation of all management and control plane components of IEEE 802.1ah and 802.1Qay. The module supports both Provider Backbone Bridge Core and Edge functionality. The module supports the following standards:

  • PBB (IEEE 802.1ah-2008)
  • PBB-TE (IEEE 802.1Qay-2009)
  • PBB MIBs (IEEE 802.1ap-2008)
PBB/PBB-TE Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ ELMI Software Module

The InterPort™ Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI) Software Module is a portable implementation of all management and control plane components of MEF 16, supporting both UNI-C and UNI-N functionality. The module supports the following standards:

  • Ethernet Local Management Interface  (E-LMI, MEF 16)
  • Mobile Backhaul Phase 2 Implementation Agreement (MEF 22.1)
  • Compliant with MEF 24 E-LMI Abstract Test Suite
E-LMI Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ LLDP Software Module

InterPort Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is a portable implementation of IEEE 802.1AB-2009 standard which allows device and network topology discovery procedures in Carrier Ethernet Networks. The module supports the following standards:

  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (IEEE 802.1ab-2009)
  • MAC extensions (IEEE 802.3 – 2005)
  • Two Port Mac Relay (TPMR) extensions (IEEE 802.1aj-2009)
LLDP Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ RSTP/MSTP Software Module

The InterPort Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol (RSTP) / Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) Software Module is an optimized implementation of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) algorithm that eliminates bridged network loops in Carrier Ethernet devices. The module supports the following standards:

  • STP (IEEE 802.1D – 1998),
  • RSTP (IEEE 802.1w and IEEE 802.1d-2004)
  • MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)
  • Attributes as per RFC4188, RFC4318 and IEEE 802.1ap standard MIBs
RSTP/MSTP Software Module datasheet can be accessed here

InterPort™ MAC Status Protocol (MSP) Software Module

The InterPort™ MAC Status Protocol (MSP) Software Module is a portable implementation of all management and control plane components of IEEE 802.1aj – Clause 23. 802.1aj specifies the function of a Two Port MAC Relay (TPMR) and the protocols and procedures to support its operation.  MSP defines media independent propagation of MAC status between TPMRs and attached stations. The module supports the following standards:

  • Two Port MAC Relay MSP protocol  (IEEE 802.1aj  -  2009, Clause 23)

MSP Software Module datasheet can be accessed here