Hierarchical Stateful Path Computation Element (PCE).
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PCE Working Group                                               D. Dhody
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Intended status: Informational                                    Y. Lee
Expires: January 9, 2020                          Futurewei Technologies
                                                           D. Ceccarelli
                                                                Ericsson
                                                                 J. Shin
                                                              SK Telecom
                                                                 D. King
                                                    Lancaster University
                                                            July 8, 2019

         Hierarchical Stateful Path Computation Element (PCE).
                    draft-ietf-pce-stateful-hpce-11

Abstract

   A Stateful Path Computation Element (PCE) maintains information on
   the current network state, including: computed Label Switched Path
   (LSPs), reserved resources within the network, and pending path
   computation requests. This information may then be considered when
   computing new traffic engineered LSPs, and for associated and
   dependent LSPs, received from Path Computation Clients (PCCs). The
   Path computation response from a PCE is helpful for the PCC to
   gracefully establish the computed LSP.

   The Hierarchical Path Computation Element (H-PCE) architecture,
   provides an architecture to allow the optimum sequence of
   inter-connected domains to be selected, and network policy to be
   applied if applicable, via the use of a hierarchical relationship
   between PCEs.

   Combining the capabilities of Stateful PCE and the Hierarchical PCE
   would be advantageous. This document describes general considerations
   and use cases for the deployment of Stateful, and not Stateless, PCEs
   using the Hierarchical PCE architecture.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  Use-cases and Applicability of Hierarchical Stateful PCE .  4
       1.2.1.  Applicability to ACTN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       1.2.2.  End-to-End Contiguous LSP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       1.2.3.  Applicability of a Stateful P-PCE  . . . . . . . . . .  6
   2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  Hierarchical Stateful PCE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.1.  Passive Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.2.  Active Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     3.3.  PCE Initiation of LSPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       3.3.1.  Per Domain Stitched LSP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   4.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   5.  Manageability Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.1.  Control of Function and Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.2.  Information and Data Models  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.3.  Liveness Detection and Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.4.  Verify Correct Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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