Generalized Network Control Automation YANG Model
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Network Working Group                                         I. Bryskin
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Intended status: Informational                                    X. Liu
Expires: December 30, 2018                                Volta Networks
                                                                A. Clemm
                                                                  Huawei
                                                             H. Birkholz
                                                          Fraunhofer SIT
                                                                 T. Zhou
                                                                  Huawei
                                                           June 28, 2018

           Generalized Network Control Automation YANG Model
                draft-bryskin-netconf-automation-yang-02

Abstract

   This document describes a YANG data model for the Generalized Network
   Control Automation (GNCA), aimed to define an abstract and uniform
   semantics for NETCONF/YANG scripts in the form of Event-Condition-
   Action (ECA) containers.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  GNCA concepts and constructs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Policy Variable (PV)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  ECA Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  ECA Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  ECA Action  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.5.  ECA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  Where ECA scripts are executed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  ECA script example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  Complete Model Tree Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  YANG Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41

1.  Introduction

   NETCONF/YANG has proved to be very successful in facilitating
   interactive network control paradigm, in which a network control
   application (controller) requests the network server to perform
   certain (re-)configurations, then, retrieves network states of
   interest, then asks for more (re-)configurations and so forth.  This
   said, there are multiple use cases that require stringing network
   configuration requests together with conditioning their order of
   execution based on certain events detected in the network, as well as
   current, historical or predicted network states, and pushing such
   request batches/scripts to the network server in order to control the
   network close loop automation processes.  The Generalized Network
   Control Automation (GNCA) YANG model introduced by this document
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