A framework for large-scale measurement platforms (LMAP)
draft-ietf-lmap-framework-06

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Network Working Group                                         P. Eardley
Internet-Draft                                                        BT
Intended status: Informational                                 A. Morton
Expires: December 15, 2014                                     AT&T Labs
                                                              M. Bagnulo
                                                                    UC3M
                                                            T. Burbridge
                                                                      BT
                                                               P. Aitken
                                                               A. Akhter
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                           June 13, 2014

        A framework for large-scale measurement platforms (LMAP)
                      draft-ietf-lmap-framework-06

Abstract

   Measuring broadband service on a large scale requires a description
   of the logical architecture and standardisation of the key protocols
   that coordinate interactions between the components.  The document
   presents an overall framework for large-scale measurements.  It also
   defines terminology for LMAP (large-scale measurement platforms).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Outline of an LMAP-based measurement system . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.1.  Measurement system is under the direction of a single
           organisation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.2.  Each MA may only have a single Controller at any point in
           time  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  LMAP Protocol Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.1.  Bootstrapping process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.2.  Control Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.2.1.  Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.2.2.  Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       5.2.3.  Capabilities and Failure information  . . . . . . . .  18
     5.3.  Operation of Measurement Tasks  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       5.3.1.  Starting and Stopping Measurement Tasks . . . . . . .  20
       5.3.2.  Overlapping Measurement Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.4.  Report Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       5.4.1.  Reporting of Subscriber's service parameters  . . . .  23
     5.5.  Operation of LMAP over the underlying packet transfer
           mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     5.6.  Items beyond the scope of the initial LMAP work . . . . .  24
       5.6.1.  End-user-controlled measurement system  . . . . . . .  25
   6.  Deployment considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     6.1.  Controller and the measurement system . . . . . . . . . .  26
     6.2.  Measurement Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
       6.2.1.  Measurement Agent on a networked device . . . . . . .  27
       6.2.2.  Measurement Agent embedded in site gateway  . . . . .  27
       6.2.3.  Measurement Agent embedded behind site NAT /Firewall   28
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