NSH Encapsulation for In-situ OAM Data
draft-ietf-sfc-ioam-nsh-00

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sfc                                                         F. Brockners
Internet-Draft                                               S. Bhandari
Intended status: Standards Track                             V. Govindan
Expires: December 2, 2018                                   C. Pignataro
                                                                   Cisco
                                                              H. Gredler
                                                            RtBrick Inc.
                                                                J. Leddy
                                                                 Comcast
                                                               S. Youell
                                                                    JMPC
                                                              T. Mizrahi
                                                                 Marvell
                                                                D. Mozes

                                                             P. Lapukhov
                                                                Facebook
                                                                R. Chang
                                                       Barefoot Networks
                                                            May 31, 2018

                 NSH Encapsulation for In-situ OAM Data
                       draft-ietf-sfc-ioam-nsh-00

Abstract

   In-situ Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) records
   operational and telemetry information in the packet while the packet
   traverses a path between two points in the network.  This document
   outlines how IOAM data fields are encapsulated in the Network Service
   Header (NSH).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  IOAM data fields encapsulation in NSH . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Discussion of the encapsulation approach  . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  IOAM and the use of the NSH O-bit . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   In-situ OAM (IOAM) records OAM information within the packet while
   the packet traverses a particular network domain.  The term "in-situ"
   refers to the fact that the OAM data is added to the data packets
   rather than is being sent within packets specifically dedicated to
   OAM.  This document defines how IOAM data fields are transported as
   part of the Network Service Header (NSH) [RFC8300] encapsulation.
   The IOAM data fields are defined in [I-D.ietf-ippm-ioam-data].  An
   implementation of IOAM which leverages NSH to carry the IOAM data is
   available from the FD.io open source software project [FD.io].

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