Service Function Chaining (SFC) Control Plane Components & Requirements

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (sfc WG)
Author Mohamed Boucadair 
Last updated 2017-04-26 (latest revision 2016-10-23)
Replaces draft-ww-sfc-control-plane
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
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This document describes requirements for conveying information between Service Function Chaining (SFC) control elements and SFC data plane functional elements. Also, this document identifies a set of control interfaces to interact with SFC-aware elements to establish, maintain or recover service function chains. This document does not specify protocols nor extensions to existing protocols. This document exclusively focuses on SFC deployments that are under the responsibility of a single administrative entity. Inter-domain considerations are out of scope.


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