Creating and Associating MAs

Within a given domain, you can associate maintenance associations (MAs). Extreme Networks‘ implementation of CFM associates MAs with service instances. All of the ports in that service instance are now in that MA and its associated domain.

Each MA associates with one service instance, and each service instance may associate with more than one MA; you can configure more than one MAs in any one domain.

Like the domains, ExtremeXOS supports multiple formats for naming the MA. The following formats are supported for naming the MAs:
  • Character string
  • 2-octet integer
  • RFC 2685 VPN
  • Y.1731 MEG name