The LSO Management Reference Architecture characterizes the management and control domains and entities (referred to as management components) that enable the cooperative LSO capabilities. The architecture also identifies the Management Interface Reference Points (LSO Interface Reference Points (IRP)), the logical points of interaction between specific functional management components.
These LSO Reference Points are further defined by interface profiles and instantiated by APIs.
The LSO High Level Management Reference Architecture is shown below. Note that this is a functional architecture that does not describe how the management components are implemented (e.g., single vs. multiple instances), but rather identifies management components that provide logical functionality as well as the points of interaction among them.