Using RESTCONF with LMAP Measurement Agents
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Network Working Group                                   J. Schoenwaelder
Internet-Draft                                                 V. Bajpai
Intended status: Standards Track                Jacobs University Bremen
Expires: January 4, 2016                                    July 3, 2015

              Using RESTCONF with LMAP Measurement Agents
                    draft-ietf-lmap-restconf-00.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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  RESTCONF as LMAP Control Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  RESTCONF as LMAP Report Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Conclusion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Appendix A.  Response to Protocol Comparison Criteria . . . . . .   5
   Appendix B.  Example RESTCONF Control Protocol Exchange . . . . .   7
   Appendix C.  Example RESTCONF Report Protocol Exchange  . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   This document discusses how a controller can use the RESTCONF
   protocol [I-D.ietf-netconf-restconf] to configure Large-Scale
   Measurement of Broadband Performance (LMAP) measurement agents (MAs)
   [I-D.ietf-lmap-framework].  It also discusses how RESTCONF can be
   used to report measurement results to a collector.

   MAs 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 what measurements (the measurement
   schedule) and how and when to report measurement results to a data
   collector (the report schedule).  Further information about the
   interaction between MAs and controllers and collectors can be found
   in [I-D.ietf-lmap-framework].

   The LMAP information model [I-D.ietf-lmap-information-model] defines
   the information exchanged between a controller and an MA and the
   information exchanged between an MA and a collector.  An information
   model is conceptual and protocol-independent.  A concrete YANG
   [RFC6020] data model derived from the conceptual information model is
   defined in [I-D.ietf-lmap-yang].

2.  Overview of RESTCONF

   The RESTCONF protocol [I-D.ietf-netconf-restconf] provides a REST-
   like interface to access and manipulate a so-called unified YANG
   datastore [RFC6020].  The basic idea behind RESTCONF is expose a YANG
   datastores as a collection of Web resources that can be manipulated
   using standard HTTP [RFC7230] DELETE, PATCH, POST, and PUT methods.

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   The resource hierarchy is derived from the nesting structure of the
   YANG schema tree, leading to a so called data model driven REST API.
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