To configure CFM, create a maintenance domain and assign it a unique MD level. Next, associate MAs with the specified domain and assign MPs within that MA. Optionally, you can configure the transmission interval for the CCMs, destination MAC type for an MA and remote MEPs statically in an MA.
Except for ExtremeSwitching X460-G2 series switches, which support hardware-based CFM, CFM does not use ACL; there are no additional ACL entries present for CFM in the show access-list dynamic command output. ExtremeSwitching X460-G2 series switches consume two lookup-stage ACLs in one system slice.
ExtremeXOS 15.5 provides support for transmitting and receiving ITU-T Y.1731 CCMs. The main difference between IEEE 802.1ag and ITU-T Y.1731 CCMs is between the MAID and MEG ID formats in CCMs:
- MAID ---- MA (format + length + name) with/without MD (format + length +name) details.
- MEG ID ---- MEG (format + length + name) without MD details.
- MA is referred to as MEG in Y.1731 and both are same.
- MA assumes four formats (string/integer/vpn-id/vlan-id) for its name.
- MEG assumes ICC format which is a combination of ICC (6 bytes) + organization specific UMC (6 bytes).
- To support Y.1731 CCMs, an additional name format for MEG name is added for association.