Intent Classification
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Network Working Group                                             C. Li
Internet-Draft                                            China Telecom
Intended status: Informational                                 Y. Cheng
Expires: October 21, 2019                                  China Unicom
                                                           J. Strassner
                                                                O.Havel
                                                                  W. Xu
                                                                 W. Liu                                                                                                                           
                                                    Huawei Technologies
                                                         April 22, 2019

                         Intent Classification
                 draft-li-nmrg-intent-classification-00

Abstract

   RFC 7575 defines Intent as an abstract high-level policy used to 
   operate the network. Intent management system includes an interface
   for users to input requests and an engine to translate the intents
   into the network configuration and manage their lifecycle. Up to 
   now, there is no commonly agreed definition, interface or model of
   intent.

   This document discusses what intent means to different stakeholders,
   describes different ways to classify intent, and an associated
   taxonomy of this classification. This is a foundation for discussion
   intent related topics.
                                  
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................. 3
   2. Requirements Language ........................................ 4
   3. Acronyms ..................................................... 4
   4. Abstract intent requirements ................................. 4
      4.1. What is Intent .......................................... 4
      4.2. Intent Solutions & Intent Users ......................... 5
      4.3. Current Problems & Requirements ......................... 5
      4.4. Intent Types that need to be supported .................. 7
   5. The Policy Continuum.......................................... 7
   6. Functional Characteristics and Behavior ...................... 8
      6.1. Persistence ............................................. 8
      6.2. Granularity ............................................. 8
      6.3. Abstracting Intent Operation ............................ 9
      6.4. Policy Subjects and Policy Targets ...................... 9
      6.5. Policy Scope ............................................ 9
   7. IANA Considerations ......................................... 11
   8. Security Considerations ..................................... 11
   9. IANA Considerations ......................................... 11
   10. References ................................................. 11
      10.1. Normative References .................................. 11
      10.2. Informative References ................................ 11
   Acknowledgments ................................................ 12
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