ANIMA Intent Policy and Format
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ANIMA WG                                                           Z. Du
Internet-Draft                                                  S. Jiang
Intended status: Informational              Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Expires: August 18, 2017                                        J. Nobre
                                 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
                                                            L. Ciavaglia
                                                          Alcatel Lucent
                                                            M. Behringer
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                       February 14, 2017

                     ANIMA Intent Policy and Format
                      draft-du-anima-an-intent-05

Abstract

   One of the goals of autonomic networking is to simplify the
   management of networks by human operators.  Intent Based Networking
   (IBN) is a possible approach to realize this goal.  With IBN, the
   operator indicates to the network what to do (i.e. her intent) and
   not how to do it.  In the field of Policy Based Management (PBM), the
   concept of intent is called a declarative policy.  This document
   proposes a refinement of the intent concept initially defined in
   [RFC7575] for autonomic networks by providing a more complete
   definition, a life-cycle, some use cases and a tentative format of
   the ANIMA Intent Policy.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Language and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Concept of ANIMA Intent Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Intent Life Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Use Cases for ANIMA Intent Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Distribution of ANIMA Intent Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Management of ANIMA Intent Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Interpretation of ANIMA Intent Policy . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   9.  Uniform Format of the ANIMA Intent Policy . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   12. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   13. Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove]  . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   One of the goals of autonomic networking is to simplify the
   management of networks by human operators.  Intent Based Networking
   (IBN) is a possible approach to realize this goal.  With IBN, the
   operator indicates to the network what to do (i.e. her intent) and
   not how to do it.  In the field of Policy Based Management (PBM), the
   concept of intent is called a declarative policy.  This document
   proposes a refinement of the intent concept initially defined in
   [RFC7575] for autonomic networks by providing a more complete
   definition, a life-cycle, some use cases and a tentative format of
   the ANIMA Intent Policy.
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