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Optical Network Control: Architecture, Protocols, and Standards by Debanjan Saha, Bala Rajagopalan, Greg Bernstein

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13.1. Overview of Transport Systems Management

The area of telecommunications management systems is quite deep and wide [Aidarous+94]. Our purpose here is to give an adequate review of these systems so that their role in relation to the control plane can be understood. We give examples of particular management system technologies and application scenarios to avoid the discussion becoming too abstract.

13.1.1. Functionality Provided by Management Systems

Prior to the movement toward a distributed control plane for optical transport networks, the answer to the question as to the functionality provided by management systems would have been fairly simple, that is, just about everything not done by hardware. As the control plane comes into existence, ...

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