A Data Model for Network Instances in Service Provider Networks

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Author Rob Shakir 
Last updated 2016-05-06 (latest revision 2015-11-03)
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This document defines a YANG data model for configuring and managing forwarding instances on a network device - focused primarily on deployments in service provider networks. The model is vendor- neutral and based on operational requirements expressed by operators. A 'network instance' is defined to be a discrete forwarding table on a network element, which contains Layer 3 and/or Layer 2 forwarding entries. Each network instance may instantiate its own sets of protocols which control installation of forwarding entries into one or more tables (which may be Layer 2 FIBs, or Layer 3 RIBs).


Rob Shakir (rjs@rob.sh)

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