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External Trace ID for Configuration Tracing

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (netconf WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Jean Quilbeuf , Benoît Claise , Thomas Graf , Diego Lopez , Sun Qiong
Last updated 2023-12-18 (Latest revision 2023-09-21)
Replaces draft-quilbeuf-opsawg-configuration-tracing
Replaced by draft-ietf-netconf-configuration-tracing
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Yang Validation 0 errors, 0 warnings
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-netconf-configuration-tracing
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Network equipment are often configured by a variety of network management systems (NMS), protocols, and teams. If a network issue arises (e.g., because of a wrong configuration change), it is important to quickly identify the root cause and obtain the reason for pushing that modification. Another potential network issue can stem from concurrent NMSes with overlapping intents, each having their own tasks to perform. In such a case, it is important to map the respective modifications to its originating NMS. This document specifies a NETCONF mechanism to automatically map the configuration modifications to their source, up to a specific NMS change request. Such a mechanism is required, in particular, for autonomous networks to trace the source of a particular configuration change that led to an anomaly detection. This mechanism facilitates the troubleshooting, the post mortem analysis, and in the end the closed loop automation required for self-healing networks. The specification also includes a YANG module that is meant to map a local configuration change to the corresponding trace id, up to the controller or even the orchestrator.


Jean Quilbeuf
Benoît Claise
Thomas Graf
Diego Lopez
Sun Qiong

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