Network Telemetry Framework
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OPSAWG                                                      H. Song, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                 Futurewei
Intended status: Informational                                    F. Qin
Expires: December 13, 2019                                  China Mobile
                                                       P. Martinez-Julia
                                                                    NICT
                                                            L. Ciavaglia
                                                                   Nokia
                                                                 A. Wang
                                                           China Telecom
                                                           June 11, 2019

                      Network Telemetry Framework
                        draft-ietf-opsawg-ntf-01

Abstract

   This document provides an architectural framework for network
   telemetry to address the current and future network operation
   challenges and requirements.  As evidenced by some key
   characteristics and industry practices, network telemetry covers
   technologies and protocols beyond the conventional network
   Operations, Administration, and Management (OAM), so it promises
   better flexibility, scalability, accuracy, coverage, and performance
   and allows automated control loops to suit both today's and
   tomorrow's network operation requirements.  This document clarifies
   the terminologies and classifies the modules and components of a
   network telemetry system.  The framework and taxonomy help to set a
   common ground for the collection of related work and provide guidance
   for future technique and standard developments.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Challenges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Glossary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.4.  Network Telemetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  The Necessity of a Network Telemetry Framework  . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Network Telemetry Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.1.  Data Acquiring Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.2.  Data Objects  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.3.  Function Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.4.  Existing Works Mapped in the Framework  . . . . . . . . .  16
   5.  Evolution of Network Telemetry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Appendix A.  A Survey on Existing Network Telemetry Techniques  .  23
     A.1.  Management Plane Telemetry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
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