Deterministic Networking Architecture
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DetNet                                                           N. Finn
Internet-Draft                               Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
Intended status: Standards Track                              P. Thubert
Expires: February 9, 2018                                          Cisco
                                                                B. Varga
                                                               J. Farkas
                                                                Ericsson
                                                          August 8, 2017

                 Deterministic Networking Architecture
                   draft-ietf-detnet-architecture-03

Abstract

   Deterministic Networking (DetNet) 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 rapidly 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.  The capabilities can be managed by
   configuration, or by manual or automatic network management.

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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 TSN to DetNet dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   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
       3.2.2.  Explicit routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.3.  Jitter Reduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.4.  Packet Replication and Elimination  . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  Secondary goals for DetNet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.3.1.  Coexistence with normal traffic . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.3.2.  Fault Mitigation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   4.  DetNet Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.1.  DetNet stack model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.1.1.  Representative Protocol Stack Model . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.1.2.  DetNet Data Plane Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.1.3.  Network reference model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.2.  DetNet systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.2.1.  End system  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.2.2.  DetNet edge, relay, and transit nodes . . . . . . . .  20
     4.3.  DetNet flows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       4.3.1.  DetNet flow types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       4.3.2.  Source guarantees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
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