Skip to main content

Policy Architecture and Framework for NFV Infrastructures

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (nfvrg RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Norival Figueira , Ramki Krishnan , Diego Lopez , Steven Wright , Dilip Krishnaswamy
Last updated 2023-04-11 (Latest revision 2016-09-07)
Replaces draft-norival-nfvrg-nfv-policy-arch
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream IRTF state Dead IRTF Document
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


A policy architecture and framework is discussed to support NFV environments, where policies are used to enforce business rules and to specify resource constraints in a number of subsystems. This document approaches the policy framework and architecture from the perspective of overall orchestration requirements for services involving multiple subsystems. The framework extends beyond common orchestration constraints across compute, network, and storage subsystems to include energy conservation. This document also analyses policy scope, global versus local policies, static versus dynamic versus autonomic policies, policy actions and translations, policy conflict detection and resolution, interactions among policies engines, and a hierarchical policy architecture/framework to address the demanding and growing requirements of NFV environments. These findings may also be applicable to cloud infrastructures in general.


Norival Figueira
Ramki Krishnan
Diego Lopez
Steven Wright
Dilip Krishnaswamy

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)