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: May 4, 2016                                    November 1, 2015

              Using RESTCONF with LMAP Measurement Agents
                    draft-ietf-lmap-restconf-01.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
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Overview of RESTCONF  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  RESTCONF as LMAP Control Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  RESTCONF as LMAP Report Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Appendix A.  Example RESTCONF Control Protocol Exchange . . . . .   5
   Appendix B.  Example RESTCONF Report Protocol Exchange  . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

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
   [RFC7594].  It also discusses how RESTCONF can be used by a
   Measurement Agent to report measurement results 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 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 Measurement Agents and Controllers and
   Collectors can be found in [RFC7594].

   The LMAP information model [I-D.ietf-lmap-information-model] defines
   the information exchanged between a Controller and an Measurement
   Agent and the information exchanged between an Measurement Agent 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].

1.1.  Terminology

   This document uses the LMAP terminology defined in [RFC7594].

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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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
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