Guidelines for Autonomic Service Agents
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Network Working Group                                       B. Carpenter
Internet-Draft                                         Univ. of Auckland
Intended status: Informational                              L. Ciavaglia
Expires: April 28, 2018                                            Nokia
                                                                S. Jiang
                                            Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
                                                               P. Peloso
                                                                   Nokia
                                                        October 25, 2017

                Guidelines for Autonomic Service Agents
                draft-carpenter-anima-asa-guidelines-03

Abstract

   This document proposes guidelines for the design of Autonomic Service
   Agents for autonomic networks.  It is based on the Autonomic Network
   Infrastructure outlined in the ANIMA reference model, making use of
   the Autonomic Control Plane and the Generic Autonomic Signaling
   Protocol.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Logical Structure of an Autonomic Service Agent . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Interaction with the Autonomic Networking Infrastructure  . .   5
     3.1.  Interaction with the security mechanisms  . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Interaction with the Autonomic Control Plane  . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Interaction with GRASP and its API  . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Interaction with Intent mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Design of GRASP Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Life Cycle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Installation phase  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.1.1.  Installation phase inputs and outputs . . . . . . . .   9
     5.2.  Instantiation phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       5.2.1.  Operator's goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       5.2.2.  Instantiation phase inputs and outputs  . . . . . . .  10
       5.2.3.  Instantiation phase requirements  . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.3.  Operation phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Coordination  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Robustness  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Appendix A.  Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove] . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1.  Introduction

   This document proposes guidelines for the design of Autonomic Service
   Agents (ASAs) in the context of an Autonomic Network (AN) based on
   the Autonomic Network Infrastructure (ANI) outlined in the ANIMA
   reference model [I-D.ietf-anima-reference-model].  This
   infrastructure makes use of the Autonomic Control Plane (ACP)
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