Autonomic Networking Definitions Revisited
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Network Working Group                                     K. Pentikousis
Internet-Draft                                                      EICT
Intended status: Informational                           October 2, 2014
Expires: April 5, 2015

               Autonomic Networking Definitions Revisited
                     draft-pentikousis-nmrg-andr-00

Abstract

   This document revisits the autonomic networking terminology
   established in peer-reviewed literature, aiming to contribute to the
   ongoing discussion in the IRTF NMRG about how to move forward with
   standardizing various autonomic networking aspects.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Operational Considerations and Outlook  . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  New Deployment Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Programmable Network Elements and Functions . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Autonomic Planes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  DevOps  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   The IRTF Network Management Research Group (NMRG) has been working on
   a set of definitions for autonomic networking.  Defining and agreeing
   on autonomic networking terminology is not an easy task as discussed
   in [TAN].  In general, autonomic operation is associated with a range
   of properties, such as self-configuration, self-healing, self-
   optimization, and self-protection [ACDawn].  Behringer et al.
   [I-D.irtf-nmrg-autonomic-network-definitions] describe a set of
   design goals and non-goals for autonomic networking and introduce a
   model reference architecture in the context of future IETF
   standardization a [I-D.behringer-autonomic-control-plane].

   Prior to this recent effort at the NMRG, autonomic networking has
   been the focus of several research projects over the last decade.
   For example, Bouabene et al.  [ANA] detail the autonomic network
   architecture (ANA).  Nguengang et al.  [UMFSpec] propose a unified
   management framework (UMF) which uses autonomics at its core.
   Chaparadza et al.  [SelfFI] introduce an elegant and "standardizable"
   [sic] generic autonomic networking architecture (GANA) which they
   propose to be used as a reference model.  The latter was indeed
   further elaborated under the auspices of ETSI as a group
   specification [GANA].  This list of earlier work in only indicative
   to the breadth of research in this area over the last decade.
   However, standardization remains an open question and deployment has
   been limited to specific mechanisms only
   [I-D.irtf-nmrg-an-gap-analysis].

   We concur with Behringer et al.
   [I-D.irtf-nmrg-autonomic-network-definitions] that for most of the
   work in IETF it suffices to define autonomic behaviour at the node
   level.  However, recent standardization efforts in the IETF, such as,
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