The LSP ping functionality, shown in GUID-C879580B-217E-41C4-A54A-82959745B63C.html#GUID-C879580B-217E-41C4-A54A-82959745B63C___MPLS_CONFIG_AM_70459 and clarified in LSP ping functionality for MPLS Manager, enables the MPLS Topology Server to run on-demand MPLS LSP pings that are launched from the Global Manager. LSP ping is available for Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs and is applicable to label switched paths (LSPs) that are constructed by using the Label Distribution Protocol.

Figure 1. LSP ping functionality for MPLS Manager

Receiving a successful LSP ping report verifies two things: