Administrative Groups (AG) provide a way to associate certain attributes or policies with links, enabling network administrators to control the routing decisions based on specific criteria. Extended Administrative Groups (EAG) are an extension of AG which allow a larger range of admin groups to be utilized for various Traffic Engineering (TE) purposes within a network.

IS-IS flexible algorithm (FlexAlgo) provides a lightweight, simplified mechanism for performing basic traffic engineering functions within a single IS-IS area. FlexAlgo requires the cooperation of all nodes within the IS-IS area but does not require an external controller. Paths are computed by each node within the area, resulting in an MPLS switched forwarding path to nodes that are advertising a node Segment Identifier (SID) for the algorithm. The results of the path computation are placed in the colored tunnel RIB or system tunnel RIB, which simplifies route resolution.