for your information here´s the small background.
we are an austrian isp offering "EthernetPrivateLines" (EPL against MEF6) on different kind of ways.
EPL method´s could be:
b.) via cooper wire on the last mile
c.) via xconnect countrywide where we have an POP (either l2tpv3 or mpls encapsulated)
these different kind of connections allows us to be flexible and to offer dynamically an line to the endcustomer.
the customer is just simply getting an port on a box which is not always managable and not always in our hand.
therefore we setup an box behind that line to have simply an visibility if a customer complains regarding speed, packetloss -
even SLA could be an good idea to handle it on that way.
at this point, this story explains the requirement of an box (dermacationdevice) on the side of the customer!
possible management of that dermacationdevice:
a.) simply manage it as usual by ip (1 management vlan + 1 SVLAN where the customer get his transparency)
b.) using OAM (Operations, Administration, and Maintenance) - IEEE 802.3ah/IEEE 802.3ag
background and what it is:
Ethernet Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) is a protocol for installing, monitoring,
and troubleshooting Ethernet networks to increase management capability within the context of the
overall Ethernet infrastructure.
IEEE 802.1ag: Connectivity Fault (end to end)
Ethernet OAM discovery, link monitoring, remote fault detection, and remote loopback. Ethernet OAM manager
controls the interworking between any two of the protocols (CFM, E-LMI, and OAM).
hope you understood what i am actually asking for.
we are asking mikrotik if you can implement such feature? (currently we testing this equipment without that features only.
regarding this issue there is still an open unanswered thread here in the forum regarding "cdp/stp/vtp" transparency which
is here documented: