Utilization of Temporary Reservation of Path Computed Resources for Multi-Domain Path Computation Element Protocols in WDM Networks
In recent years, Path Computation Element (PCE) architecture has been standardized as a suitable solution for path computation in multi-domain network scenarios. The Traffic Engineering Database (TED) of the PCE is updated with the information of the control plane. However, there is a delay from the PCE replies to a request, until the TED is updated with the network status information. This delay includes not only the control plane delay, but also Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP) information exchange. This desynchronization in the TED and the real status information leads to an extra blocking situation when the Label Switch Router (LSR) tries to reserve a path, but it has been previously reserved by other LSR.