An Autonomic Control Plane
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ANIMA WG                                               M. Behringer, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                              S. Bjarnason
Intended status: Standards Track                              Balaji. BL
Expires: February 18, 2016                                     T. Eckert
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                         August 17, 2015

                       An Autonomic Control Plane
              draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane-00

Abstract

   Autonomic functions need a control plane to communicate, which
   depends on some addressing and routing.  This Autonomic Control Plane
   should ideally be self-managing, and as independent as possible of
   configuration.  One application is a "virtual out of band channel"
   for communications over a network that is not configured or mis-
   configured.  This document describes requirements and implementation
   options for an "Autonomic Control Plane".

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Use Cases for an Autonomic Control Plane  . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  An Infrastructure for Autonomic Functions . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Secure Bootstrap over an Unconfigured Network . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Data Plane Independent Permanent Reachability . . . . . .   4
   3.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Self-Creation of an Autonomic Control Plane . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Preconditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  Adjacency Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.3.  Authenticating Neighbors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.4.  Capability Negotiation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.5.  Channel Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.6.  Context Separation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.7.  Addressing inside the ACP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.8.  Routing in the ACP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.9.  Connecting a Controller / NMS system  . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Self-Healing Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Self-Protection Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  The Administrator View  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   11. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   12. Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove]  . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     12.1.  Initial version  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     12.2.  draft-behringer-anima-autonomic-control-plane-00 . . . .  15
     12.3.  draft-behringer-anima-autonomic-control-plane-01 . . . .  15
     12.4.  draft-behringer-anima-autonomic-control-plane-02 . . . .  16
     12.5.  draft-behringer-anima-autonomic-control-plane-03 . . . .  16
     12.6.  draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane-00  . . . . . .  16
   13. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   Autonomic Networking is a concept of self-management: Autonomic
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