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Framework for Metric Composition
RFC 5835

Document type: RFC - Informational (April 2010; No errata)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 5835 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Lars Eggert
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    A. Morton, Ed.
Request for Comments: 5835                                     AT&T Labs
Category: Informational                           S. Van den Berghe, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           Alcatel-Lucent
                                                              April 2010

                    Framework for Metric Composition

Abstract

   This memo describes a detailed framework for composing and
   aggregating metrics (both in time and in space) originally defined by
   the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM), RFC 2330, and developed by the
   IETF.  This new framework memo describes the generic composition and
   aggregation mechanisms.  The memo provides a basis for additional
   documents that implement the framework to define detailed
   compositions and aggregations of metrics that are useful in practice.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5835.

Morton and Van den Berghe     Informational                     [Page 1]
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Morton and Van den Berghe     Informational                     [Page 2]
RFC 5835            Framework for Metric Composition          April 2010

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Motivation .................................................4
           1.1.1. Reducing Measurement Overhead .......................4
           1.1.2. Measurement Re-Use ..................................5
           1.1.3. Data Reduction and Consolidation ....................5
           1.1.4. Implications on Measurement Design and Reporting ....6
   2. Requirements Language ...........................................6
   3. Purpose and Scope ...............................................6
   4. Terminology .....................................................7
      4.1. Measurement Point ..........................................7
      4.2. Complete Path ..............................................7
      4.3. Complete Path Metric .......................................7
      4.4. Complete Time Interval .....................................7
      4.5. Composed Metric ............................................7
      4.6. Composition Function .......................................7
      4.7. Ground Truth ...............................................8
      4.8. Interval ...................................................8
      4.9. Sub-Interval ...............................................8
      4.10. Sub-Path ..................................................8
      4.11. Sub-Path Metrics ..........................................8
   5. Description of Metric Types .....................................9

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