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Transport Northbound Interface Applicability Statement and Use Cases

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for ccamp WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Italo Busi , Daniel King
Last updated 2017-09-25 (Latest revision 2017-09-20)
Replaced by draft-ietf-ccamp-transport-nbi-use-cases
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-ccamp-transport-nbi-use-cases
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Transport network domains, including Optical Transport Network (OTN) and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) networks, are typically deployed based on a single vendor or technology platforms. They are often managed using proprietary interfaces to dedicated Element Management Systems (EMS), Network Management Systems (NMS) and increasingly Software Defined Network (SDN) controllers. A well-defined open interface to each domain management system or controller is required for network operators to facilitate control automation and orchestrate end-to-end services across multi-domain networks. These functions may be enabled using standardized data models (e.g. YANG), and appropriate protocol (e.g., RESTCONF). This document describes the key use cases and requirements for transport network control and management. It reviews proposed and existing IETF transport network data models, their applicability, and highlights gaps and requirements.


Italo Busi
Daniel King

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