Network Telemetry Framework

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (opsawg WG)
Authors Haoyu Song  , Fengwei Qin  , Pedro Martinez-Julia  , Laurent Ciavaglia  , Aijun Wang 
Last updated 2020-04-11 (latest revision 2019-10-08)
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Network telemetry is the technology for gaining network insight and facilitating efficient and automated network management. It engages various techniques for remote data collection, correlation, and consumption. This document provides an architectural framework for network telemetry, motivated by the 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). It promises better flexibility, scalability, accuracy, coverage, and performance and allows automated control loops to suit both today's and tomorrow's network operation. This document clarifies the terminologies and classifies the modules and components of a network telemetry system from several different perspectives. To the best of our knowledge, this document is the first such effort for network telemetry in industry standards organizations. 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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Fengwei Qin (
Pedro Martinez-Julia (
Laurent Ciavaglia (
Aijun Wang (

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