Comparison of NMDA datastores
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Network Working Group                                           A. Clemm
Internet-Draft                                                     Y. Qu
Intended status: Standards Track                                  Huawei
Expires: April 24, 2019                                      J. Tantsura
                                                          Nuage Networks
                                                              A. Bierman
                                                               YumaWorks
                                                        October 21, 2018

                     Comparison of NMDA datastores
                     draft-ietf-netmod-nmda-diff-00

Abstract

   This document defines an RPC operation to compare management
   datastores that comply with the NMDA architecture.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Key Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definitions and Acronyms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Data Model Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  YANG Data Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Open Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Possible Future Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     9.1.  Updates to the IETF XML Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     9.2.  Updates to the YANG Module Names Registry . . . . . . . .  11
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   11. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction

   The revised Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA)
   [RFC8342] introduces a set of new datastores that each hold YANG-
   defined data [RFC7950] and represent a different "viewpoint" on the
   data that is maintained by a server.  New YANG datastores that are
   introduced include <intended>, which contains validated configuration
   data that a client application intends to be in effect, and
   <operational>, which contains at least conceptually operational state
   data (such as statistics) as well as configuration data that is
   actually in effect.

   NMDA introduces in effect a concept of "lifecycle" for management
   data, allowing to clearly distinguish between data that is part of a
   configuration that was supplied by a user, configuration data that
   has actually been successfully applied and that is part of the
   operational state, and overall operational state that includes both
   applied configuration data as well as status and statistics.

   As a result, data from the same management model can be reflected in
   multiple datastores.  Clients need to specify the target datastore to
   be specific about which viewpoint of the data they want to access.
   This way, an application can differentiate whether they are (for
   example) interested in the configuration that has been applied and is
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