The Applicability of Reliable Server Pooling (RSerPool) for Virtual Network Function Resource Pooling (VNFPOOL)
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Network Working Group                                       T. Dreibholz
Internet-Draft                                            Simula@OsloMET
Intended status: Informational                                 M. Tuexen
Expires: September 7, 2018               Muenster Univ. of App. Sciences
                                                                M. Shore
                                                    No Mountain Software
                                                                 N. Zong
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                           March 6, 2018

  The Applicability of Reliable Server Pooling (RSerPool) for Virtual
              Network Function Resource Pooling (VNFPOOL)
             draft-dreibholz-vnfpool-rserpool-applic-07.txt

Abstract

   This draft describes the application of Reliable Server
   Pooling (RSerPool) for Virtual Network Function Resource
   Pooling (VNFPOOL).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Virtual Network Function Resource Pooling . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Reliable Server Pooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Registrar Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Pool Element Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Takeover Procedure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Pool User Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.5.1.  Handle Resolution and Response  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.5.2.  Pool Member Selection Policies  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.5.3.  Handle Resolution and Response  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.6.  Automatic Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.7.  State Synchronisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.7.1.  Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.7.2.  Businesss Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.8.  Protocol Stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.9.  Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.10. Reference Implementation and Deployment . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Usage of Reliable Server Pooling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Testbed Platform  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Abbreviations

   o  PE: Pool Element

   o  PR: Pool Registrar

   o  PU: Pool User

   o  RSerPool: Reliable Server Pooling

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   o  SCTP: Stream Control Transmission Protocol

   o  VNFPOOL: Virtual Network Function Resource Pooling
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