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AW: Virtual concatenation: a clarification on sequence numbers
the sequence number always reflects the order of the VC-Ns within a virtual concatenation and is never provisioned directly. In a SDH/SONET environment with TMN provisioning and without LCAS the order is set by the TMN at the source and sink. If the sink receives sequence numbers in the wrong order it will alarm. With LCAS the order can change dynamical for example if one VC fails and is removed from the group and later on added again. In case of automatic path setup (GMPLS/ASON) this process has to define the order of the VCs and as such the sequence numbers.
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> I was going through the thread
> subject: "concatenation extensions in sonet/sdh"
> I needed a small clarification on virtual concatenation sequencing
> Sequence number is sent by the transmitter and receiver checks for
> the sequence number to perform interleaving.
> IS this sequence number "Provisioned"(on both terminating
> equipments) ?
> Is it automatically assigned by the transmitting equipment in some
> sequence and the receiver synchronizes with the
> transmitters sequence number?
> I read the following relevant standards on virtual
> concatenation, but couldn't
> clearly understand how the receiver knows the sequencing of the
> individual links.
> + T1X1.5/2001-062(Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) - Basic
> Description including Multiplex Structure, Rates and Formats,
> put up on ftp.t1.org/..../1X150620.DOC)
> + G.707, G.783(virtual concatenation)
> + G.7042(LCAS)
> Thanx in advance