In this paper we will examine the challenges that face the MSO community in deploying and managing an end-to-end EBIF system.
The EBIF system architecture and its challenges will be reviewed. The issues related to the EBIF Video Data Path and the Data Signaling Path will be examined. Also, guidelines for EBIF application developers will be presented for an application to be well-behaved on a MSOs network. Finally, EBIF diagnostic applications will be proposed to aid in the monitoring and management of the EBIF Video Data Path and Data Signaling Path.