Toward a Network Telemetry Framework

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Authors Haoyu Song  , Tianran Zhou  , Zhenbin Li  , Giuseppe Fioccola  , Zhenqiang Li  , Pedro Martinez-Julia  , Laurent Ciavaglia  , Aijun Wang 
Last updated 2018-07-02
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This document suggests the necessity of an architectural framework for network telemetry in order to meet the current and future network operation requirements. The defining characteristics of network telemetry shows a clear distinction from the conventional network OAM concept; hence the network telemetry demands new techniques and protocols. This document clarifies the terminologies and classifies the categories and components of a network telemetry framework. The requirements, challenges, existing solutions, and future directions are discussed for each category. The network telemetry framework and the taxonomy help to set a common ground for the collection of related works and put future technique and standard developments into perspective.


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