Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach

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Document Proposed charter Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach WG (anima) Snapshot
Title Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach
Last updated 2019-02-13
State Draft Charter Rechartering
WG State Active
IESG Responsible AD Robert Wilton
Charter Edit AD Ignas Bagdonas
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2.0.3 Draft charter (Toerless) 13-Feb-2019

Proposed 2nd Charter for ANIMA Working Group

The Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach (ANIMA) working group
develops and maintains specifications and documentation for interoperable
protocols and procedures for automated network management and control of
networks that are developed, built and operated by professionals.

The vision is a network that configures, heals, optimizes and protects itself.
The strategy is the incremental introduction of components to smoothly evolve
existing and new networks accordingly.

ANIMA work will rely on the framework described in
draft-ietf-anima-reference-model. Work not related to this framework is welcome
for review, but WG adoption of such work requires explicit rechartering. The
three areas of the framework are (1) the Autonomic Networking Infrastructure
(ANI), (2) Autonomic Functions (AF) built from software modules called
Autonomic Service Agents (ASA) and (3) Intent.

The ANI is specified through prior ANIMA work. It is composed of the Autonomic
Control Plane (ACP), Bootstrap over Secure Key Infrastructures (BRSKI)
including Vouchers, and the Generic Autonomic Signaling Protocol (GRASP). ANIMA
will work on closing gaps and extended ANI and its components.

ANIMA will start to define AF to enable service automation in networks; it will
also work on generic aspects of ASA including design guidelines and lifecycle
management including coordination and dependency management.

ANIMA will not work on Intent or machine learning and other AI techniques
without explicit rechartering.

ANIMA will coordinate with other IETF and IRTF groups. It will rely on NMRG to
define the next steps for Intent.

Acceptance of work items by the WG will be scheduled/throttled so that
contributors can target them to enter WG last call after not more than 4 IETF
meeting cycles. Work items expected to take longer are subject to AD approval.

Proposed work items include but are not limited to:

    Defining the domain boundary, membership of the domain
    Structure, life cycle, roles, authorization and coordination of autonomic
    service agents Integration with Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and
    reporting mechanisms Information and Service distribution within an
    autonomic network Interaction with YANG-based mechanisms Additional generic
    use cases such as resource management or SLA assurance ANI OAMP interfaces
    (Operations, Administration, Management, Provisioning), e.g. YANG models
    ANI deployment structure (virtualization, compounding) Variations of
    Voucher formats BRSKI/Bootstrap protocol aspects (different proxies,
    extensions for wireless) GRASP extensions for common use cases (e.g. bulk
    transfer, DNS-SD interworking) Autonomic discovery of NOC services
    Autonomic Slice Management and Autonomic SLA management. Design and
    Implementer guidelines for ASAs, ASA Lifecycle management, ASA
    coordination/dependency resolution.