Last Call Review of draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-06

Request Review of draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework
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Type Last Call Review
Team Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)
Deadline 2020-10-08
Requested 2020-09-24
Authors Qin Wu, Mohamed Boucadair, Diego Lopez, Chongfeng Xie, Liang Geng
Draft last updated 2020-10-06
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -06 by Christian Huitema (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -06 by Tommy Pauly (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -07 by Ines Robles (diff)
Secdir Telechat review of -10 by Christian Huitema
Assignment Reviewer Tommy Pauly 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-06-tsvart-lc-pauly-2020-10-06
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Review result Ready with Issues
Review completed: 2020-10-06


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This document describes an architecture for using YANG models in with automated networks and services. The details of delivery (such as over L2 or L3 VPNs) is not discussed in detail, and transport-specific details of that delivery seem out of scope for this document. The primary intersection of this work with the Transport Area is the integration with IPPM specifications and YANG modules.

Section 3.1 references several IPPM specifications (One-Way Delay/Loss metrics, and Link Capacity). It may be good to reference the new IPPM registries for metrics, which are currently in AUTH48 (, draft-ietf-ippm-metric-registry, draft-ietf-ippm-initial-registry). Also as a nit, the link for “I-D.ietf-ippm-capacity-metric-method” doesn’t seem to be a live hyperlink.

I am also a bit unclear about the way that these metrics are referenced. The relevant text is:

For example, the service level
   can be used to characterise the network service(s) to be ensured
   between service nodes (ingress/egress) such as:
   o  the traffic performance guarantees (One-Way Delay (OWD) [RFC7679],
      One-Way Loss [RFC7680], ...),
   o  link capacity [RFC5136][I-D.ietf-ippm-capacity-metric-method],

This is the first place that “service level” is used as a term. Should this be “Service Model” as is used earlier in the paragraph? It also seems a bit problematic to reference these link metrics as “guarantees”; these metrics are used to represent empirical measurements, but cannot guarantee behavior of a link. Could we replace “guarantees” and “ensures” with other words, such as “expected”/“expectations”?

I also agree with Christian’s secdir review comments, particularly with the number of referenced documents and dependencies.