IS-IS Extended Hierarchy
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Internet Engineering Task Force                                    T. Li
Internet-Draft                                           Arista Networks
Intended status: Standards Track                             L. Ginsberg
Expires: May 2, 2020                                            P. Wells
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                        October 30, 2019

                        IS-IS Extended Hierarchy
               draft-ietf-lsr-isis-extended-hierarchy-00

Abstract

   The IS-IS routing protocol was originally defined with a two level
   hierarchical structure.  This was adequate for the networks at the
   time.  As we continue to expand the scale of our networks, it is
   apparent that additional hierarchy would be a welcome degree of
   flexibility in network design.

   This document defines IS-IS Levels 3 through 8.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  PDU changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Circuit Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  PDU Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Additional PDUs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Level n LAN IS to IS hello PDU (Ln-LAN-HELLO-PDU) . . . .   4
     3.2.  Level n Point-to-point IS to IS hello PDU (Ln-P2P-HELLO-
           PDU)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Level Specific Area Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  IS-IS Area Identifier TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Adjacency Formation Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.2.1.  Level 3-8 Adjacency Formation Rules . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.2.  Special Level-2 Adjacency Formation Rules . . . . . .   7
   5.  New Flooding Scopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  MAC Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Inheritance of TLVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Behavior of Level n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Relationship between levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     11.1.  PDU Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     11.2.  New PDUs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     11.3.  New TLVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     11.4.  New Flooding Scopes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     11.5.  New MAC Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   12. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   13. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   The IS-IS routing protocol IS-IS [ISO10589] currently supports a two
   level hierarchy of abstraction.  The fundamental unit of abstraction
   is the 'area', which is a (hopefully) connected set of systems
   running IS-IS at the same level.  Level 1, the lowest level, is
   abstracted by routers that participate in both Level 1 and Level 2.

   Practical considerations, such as the size of an area's link state
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