This document describes network management and control facilities for the WDM LAN, within the SAE AS5659 WDM LAN specifications document family. Unlike like point-to-point solutions, networks require a control plane to allocate the shared network resources and a management plane which provides a disciplined approach to configuring and monitoring the network. Within a Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) environment, management and control provides wavelength selection and routing for traffic that is processed. The extent of network management and control depends on the design of the network, and can range from hardwired wavelengths to dynamic wavelength allocation with damage recovery.
Rationale: The aerospace industry requires precise standards for avionics system design. This document helps define interoperability requirements within and between optical Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Local Area Networks (LANs) used in military and aerospace applications. Network management and control guidance is necessary for the use of a shared network infrastructure servicing multiple clients.