Application-aware IPv6 Networking (APN6) Framework
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Network Working Group                                              Z. Li
Internet-Draft                                                   S. Peng
Intended status: Standards Track                     Huawei Technologies
Expires: May 7, 2020                                            D. Voyer
                                                             Bell Canada
                                                                  C. Xie
                                                           China Telecom
                                                                  P. Liu
                                                            China Mobile
                                                                  C. Liu
                                                            China Unicom
                                                              K. Ebisawa
                                                Toyota Motor Corporation
                                                              S. Previdi
                                                              Individual
                                                             J. Guichard
                                             Futurewei Technologies Ltd.
                                                       November 04, 2019

           Application-aware IPv6 Networking (APN6) Framework
                       draft-li-apn6-framework-00

Abstract

   A multitude of applications are carried over the network, which have
   varying needs for network bandwidth, latency, jitter, and packet
   loss, etc.  Some new emerging applications (e.g. 5G) have very
   demanding performance requirements.  However, in current networks,
   the network and applications are decoupled, that is, the network is
   not aware of the applications' requirements in a fine granularity.
   Therefore, it is difficult to provide truly fine-granularity traffic
   operations for the applications and guarantee their SLA requirements.

   This document proposes a new framework, named Application-aware IPv6
   Networking (APN6), which makes use of IPv6 encapsulation to convey
   the application characteristic information such as application
   identification and its network performance requirements into the
   network to facilitate service provisioning, perform application-level
   traffic steering and network resource adjustment.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Specification of Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  APN6 Framework and Key Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  APN6 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Application-aware Information Conveying Requirements  . .   6
     5.2.  Application-aware Information Handling Requirements . . .   7
       5.2.1.  App-aware SLA Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.2.2.  App-aware network slicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.2.3.  App-aware deterministic networking  . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.2.4.  App-aware service function chaining . . . . . . . . .   9
       5.2.5.  App-aware network measurement . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.3.  Security requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
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