YANG Models for the Northbound Interface of a Transport Network Controller: Requirements and Gap Analysis

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Authors Xian Zhang  , ansharma@infinera.com  , Sergio Belotti  , Tara Cummings 
Last updated 2017-05-03 (latest revision 2016-10-30)
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A transport network is a lower-layer network designed to provide connectivity services for a higher-layer network to carry the traffic opaquely across the lower-layer network resources. A transport network may be constructed from equipment utilizing any of a number of different transport technologies such as the optical transport infrastructure (Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) / Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Optical Transport Network (OTN)) or packet transport as epitomized by the MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS- TP). All transport networks have high benchmarks for reliability and operational simplicity. This suggests a common, technology- independent management/control paradigm that can be extended to represent and configure specific technology attributes. This document describes the high-level requirements facing transport networks in order to provide open interfaces for resource programmability and control/management automation. Furtheremore, gap analysis against existing models are also provided so that it can used as the guidance to separate efforts/drafts proposing new models or augmentation models based on existing models.


Xian Zhang (zhang.xian@huawei.com)
ansharma@infinera.com (ansharma@infinera.com)
Sergio Belotti (sergio.belotti@nokia.com)
Tara Cummings (tara.cummings@ericsson.com)

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