Using RESTCONF with LMAP Measurement Agents
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Network Working Group                                   J. Schoenwaelder
Internet-Draft                                  Jacobs University Bremen
Intended status: Standards Track                               V. Bajpai
Expires: December 4, 2017                    Technical University Munich
                                                            June 2, 2017

              Using RESTCONF with LMAP Measurement Agents
                    draft-ietf-lmap-restconf-04.txt

Abstract

   This document describes how RESTCONF can be used with a YANG data
   model for Large-Scale Measurement Platforms (LMAP).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Overview of RESTCONF  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  RESTCONF as LMAP Control Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  RESTCONF as LMAP Report Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  RESTCONF Configuration for LMAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Appendix A.  Example RESTCONF Control Protocol Exchange . . . . .   8
   Appendix B.  Example RESTCONF Report Protocol Exchange  . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   The Framework for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance
   (LMAP) [RFC7594] describes an overall framework for large-scale
   broadband performance measurement systems.  The standardization work
   in the IETF is restricted to the interaction between Measurement
   Agents and their Controllers and between Measurement Agents and
   result Collectors (see Figure 1 in [RFC7594]).

   The protocol selection process within the LMAP working group of the
   IETF gave preference to a solution that reuses existing IETF
   protocols rather than inventing new ones.  In addition, there was a
   preference to use a protocol that is layered on top of HTTP since
   this allows to reuse implementations already widely available.

   This document discusses how the RESTCONF protocol [RFC8040] can be
   used to facilitate the communication between components implementing
   the LMAP framework.  In particular, this document discusses how
   RESTCONF can be used as a Control Protocol to deliver Instruction(s)
   from a Controller to a Measurement Agent, and as a Report Protocol
   delivering Report(s) from a Measurement Agent to a Collector.

   Measurement Agents may be deployed as separate hardware devices or as
   functions embedded in consumer electronic devices and home routers or
   as pure software solutions that can be installed on off-the-shelf
   computing equipment.  Measurement Agents receive instructions from a
   Controller about when and how to conduct measurements (the
   Measurement Schedule) and how and when to report measurement results
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