” At first glance, the acronym “OAM” seems to be well-known and well-
understood. Looking at the acronym a bit more closely reveals a set
of recurring problems that are revisited time and again.
This document provides a definition of the acronym “OAM” (Operations,
Administration, and Maintenance) for use in all future IETF documents
that refer to OAM. There are other definitions and acronyms that
will be discussed while exploring the definition of the constituent
parts of the “OAM” term.”
Prediction: I’m willing to bet more than ten bucks that OAM is going to be HUGE from around March next year.
Just a gut feeling, but network management and cost of ownership hasn’t come out of “stealth mode” but it’s long overdue for another burst of markitecture – I can feel it.