An Autonomic Control Plane (ACP)
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ANIMA WG                                               M. Behringer, Ed.
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Intended status: Standards Track                          T. Eckert, Ed.
Expires: April 15, 2018                                           Huawei
                                                            S. Bjarnason
                                                          Arbor Networks
                                                        October 12, 2017

                    An Autonomic Control Plane (ACP)
              draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane-12

Abstract

   Autonomic functions need a control plane to communicate, which
   depends on some addressing and routing.  This Autonomic Management
   and Control Plane should ideally be self-managing, and as independent
   as possible of configuration.  This document defines such a plane and
   calls it the "Autonomic Control Plane", with the primary use as a
   control plane for autonomic functions.  It also serves as a "virtual
   out of band channel" for OAM (Operations Administration and
   Management) communications over a network that is secure and reliable
   even when the network is not configured, or not misconfigured.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Acronyms and Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Use Cases for an Autonomic Control Plane  . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.1.  An Infrastructure for Autonomic Functions . . . . . . . .  10
     3.2.  Secure Bootstrap over a not configured Network  . . . . .  10
     3.3.  Data-Plane Independent Permanent Reachability . . . . . .  11
   4.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Self-Creation of an Autonomic Control Plane (ACP) (Normative)  14
     6.1.  ACP Domain, Certificate and Network . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       6.1.1.  Certificate Domain Information Field  . . . . . . . .  15
       6.1.2.  ACP domain membership check . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       6.1.3.  Certificate Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     6.2.  ACP Adjacency Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.3.  Neighbor Discovery with DULL GRASP  . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     6.4.  Candidate ACP Neighbor Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     6.5.  Channel Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     6.6.  Candidate ACP Neighbor verification . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     6.7.  Security Association protocols  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       6.7.1.  ACP via IKEv2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       6.7.2.  ACP via dTLS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
       6.7.3.  ACP Secure Channel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .  28
     6.8.  GRASP in the ACP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
       6.8.1.  GRASP as a core service of the ACP  . . . . . . . . .  28
       6.8.2.  ACP as the Security and Transport substrate for GRASP  29
     6.9.  Context Separation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
     6.10. Addressing inside the ACP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       6.10.1.  Fundamental Concepts of Autonomic Addressing . . . .  33
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