Deterministic Networking Architecture
draft-ietf-detnet-architecture-08

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DetNet                                                           N. Finn
Internet-Draft                                                    Huawei
Intended status: Standards Track                              P. Thubert
Expires: March 16, 2019                                            Cisco
                                                                B. Varga
                                                               J. Farkas
                                                                Ericsson
                                                      September 12, 2018

                 Deterministic Networking Architecture
                   draft-ietf-detnet-architecture-08

Abstract

   This document provides the overall Architecture for Deterministic
   Networking (DetNet), which provides a capability to carry specified
   unicast or multicast data flows for real-time applications with
   extremely low data loss rates and bounded latency.  Techniques used
   include: 1) reserving data plane resources for individual (or
   aggregated) DetNet flows in some or all of the intermediate nodes
   (e.g., bridges or routers) along the path of the flow; 2) providing
   explicit routes for DetNet flows that do not immediately change with
   the network topology; and 3) distributing data from DetNet flow
   packets over time and/or space to ensure delivery of each packet's
   data in spite of the loss of a path.  DetNet operates at the IP layer
   and delivers service over sub-network technologies such as MPLS and
   IEEE 802.1 TSN.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Terms used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  IEEE 802.1 TSN to DetNet dictionary . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  Providing the DetNet Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  Primary goals defining the DetNet QoS . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Mechanisms to achieve DetNet QoS  . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.1.  Congestion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         3.2.1.1.  Eliminate congestion loss . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         3.2.1.2.  Jitter Reduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.2.  Service Protection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
         3.2.2.1.  In-Order Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
         3.2.2.2.  Packet Replication and Elimination  . . . . . . .  11
         3.2.2.3.  Packet encoding for service protection  . . . . .  13
       3.2.3.  Explicit routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.3.  Secondary goals for DetNet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.3.1.  Coexistence with normal traffic . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.3.2.  Fault Mitigation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   4.  DetNet Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.1.  DetNet stack model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.1.1.  Representative Protocol Stack Model . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.1.2.  DetNet Data Plane Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       4.1.3.  Network reference model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.2.  DetNet systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       4.2.1.  End system  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       4.2.2.  DetNet edge, relay, and transit nodes . . . . . . . .  23
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