Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach
|Document||Proposed charter||Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach WG (anima)|
|Title||Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach|
|State||Informal IESG review Rechartering|
|IESG||Responsible AD||Ignas Bagdonas|
|Charter Edit AD||Ignas Bagdonas|
|Send notices to||(None)|
Version 2.0.1 (10/15/2018) Proposed 2nd Charter for ANIMA Working Group The Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach (ANIMA) working group is developing specifications and supporting documentation for interoperable protocols, implementations and operational procedures for automated network management and control mechanism for networks that are developed, build and operated by professional personnel. The vision of ANIMA is the fully self-CHOP network (Configure, Heal, Optimize, Protect). The strategy is the incremental introduction of components to make it easier to evolve existing and next-generation networks into that direction including the evolution of DevOps for networks through the support of more agile and modular developed and deployed networking automation. The basis for ongoing work in ANIMA are the framework and components developed by ANIMA so far, documented in draft-ietf-anima-reference-model. Standalone work not relating to any component of this framework is welcome for review, but WG adoption of such work will be done through explicit rechartering. The components developed so far in this ANIMA framework constitute the Autonomic Networking Infrastructure (ANI): Autonomic Control Plane (ACP), Bootstrap over Secure Key Infrastructures (BRSKI) including the concept of Vouchers, and Generic Autonomic Signaling Protocol (GRASP) . There are known gaps in this framework, including: * Defining the domain boundary, membership of the domain * Structure, life cycle, roles, authorisation and coordination of autonomic service agents * Integration with Network Operations Centers and reporting mechanisms * Information distribution within an autonomic network * Interaction with YANG-based management mechanisms * Additional generic use cases such as resource management or SLA assurance ANIMA will work on these gaps and other aspects of the existing framework (more details below). There are long term issues that are not yet well enough understood to consider specific technical solutions: * Intent (high level policy) * Tie in to machine learning and other AI techniques ANIMA will not work on these issue without explicit rechartering. ANIMA will continue to work on fixes, extensions, variations and operational or implementation detailing of the overall ANI and its components. Examples of such work is not limited to, but includes: * ANI OAMP interfaces (Operations, Administration, Management, Provisioning) (e.g.: Yang models for the ANI) * Structuring ANI (virtualization, compounding) * Variations of Voucher formats * BRSKI/Bootstrap protocol aspects (different proxies, extensions for wireless) * Common GRASP extensions for multiple use cases (Bulk transfer, DNS-SD compatible GRASP objectives) Autonomic Functions is the ANIMA framework term for distributed functions leveraging the ANI (preferrably autonomically managed). The ANIMA working group will consider work items to specify individual autonomic functions including but not limited to: * Standardized autonomic functions/use-cases such as autodiscovery of (de)centraized services by ANI networks - such as those in Network Operations Centers (NOC). * Autonomic Slice Management and Autonomic SLA management. Work on ANI use cases and Autonomic Functions must be detailled and complete enough to support implementation of solutions that can be deployed and operated. Standards track is preferred, but more exploratory experimental or informational work proposals will be accepted based on the expected operational benefits. Autonomic Software Agents are the ANIMA framework components representing software moduels that implement Autonomic Functions. The ANIMA working group will consider work items relating to ASA and other aspects of autonomic functions that are applicable independent of a specific Autonomic Function and its ASA. These work items include, but are not limited to: * Design/Implementer guidelines for ASA * ASA Lifecycle management, * ASA coordination/dependency resolution. Acceptance of work items will be based on the perceived value to implementors and/or operators. Status of work can be standards track if the work includes normative statements about node external interfaces (such as requirements for Yang interfaces on ASA). Exploratory work in this area can be experimental. Work describing node-internal only behavior will be informational. ANIMA will coordinate with other IETF working groups and IRTF research groups and only accept work that is not better suited for other groups. Examples include variations of components of the ANI in a solutions owned by other working group (such as 6TISCH for specific variations of BRSKI mechanisms), details of ANI components owned by another working group (e.g.: ROLL for the ACP used RPL protocol extensions/modifications), NMRG for definition of Intent terminology and taxonomy, and DINRG for definition of aspects of distributed autonomic functions not well enough understood to allow adoption by ANIMA (note: pending on DINRG being accepted as a RG). Working group items accepted under this charter will be tracked through milestones and have by default to be brought into WG last call in not more than 4 IETF cycles. Work items expected to take longer time are subject to AD approval.
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