Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI)
MEF 16 is a specification document developed by the Technical Committee of the MEF.
"This document specifies the network management requirements to be met by Provider Edge Metro Ethernet Network Elements supporting Ethernet Service Phase 1[MEF10] providing Carrier Class Ethernet Servicestechnical specification addresses the E-LMI protocol. The E-LMI protocol is based on ITU-T Q.933, X.36 and other relevant recommendations as well as Frame Relay Local Management Interface (FR-LMI) Implementation Agreement document defined by the Frame Relay Forum and related ITU-T recommendations. The E-LMI procedures and protocol are used for enabling auto configuration of the CE to sup-port Metro Ethernet services. The E-LMI protocol also provides UNI and EVC status informa-tion to the CE. The UNI and EVC information enables automatic configuration of CE operation based upon the Metro Ethernet Network configuration."