A YANG Data Model for Network Interconnect Tester Management
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Network Working Group                                        V. Vassilev
Internet-Draft                                     Lightside Instruments
Intended status: Standards Track                           March 4, 2020
Expires: September 5, 2020

      A YANG Data Model for Network Interconnect Tester Management
           draft-vassilev-bmwg-network-interconnect-tester-03

Abstract

   This document introduces new YANG model for use in network
   interconnect testing containing modules for traffic generator and
   traffic analyzer.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
       1.1.1.  Definitions and Acronyms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
       1.1.2.  Tree Diagram  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  Solution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Using the network interconnect tester model . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Traffic Generator Module Tree Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Traffic Analyzer Module Tree Diagram  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Traffic Generator Module YANG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Traffic Analyzer Module YANG  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     7.1.  URI Registration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     7.2.  YANG Module Name Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   Appendix A.  Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     A.1.  Basic Test Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     A.2.  Generating RFC2544 Testframes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26

1.  Introduction

   There is a need for standard mechanism to allow the specification and
   implementation of the transactions part of network tests.  The
   mechanism should allow the control and monitoring of the data plane
   traffic in a transactional way.  This document defines YANG modules
   for test traffic generator, analyzer and internal interface loopback.

1.1.  Terminology

1.1.1.  Definitions and Acronyms

   DUT: Device Under Test

   TA: Traffic Analyzer

   TG: Traffic Generator

1.1.2.  Tree Diagram

   For a reference to the annotations used in tree diagrams included in
   this document, please see YANG Tree Diagrams [RFC8340].

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1.2.  Problem Statement

   Network interconnect tests require active network elements part of
   the tested network that generate test traffic and network elements
   that analyze the test traffic at one or more points of its path.  A
   network interconnect tester is a device that can either generate test
   traffic, analyze test traffic or both.  Here is a figure borrowed
   from [RFC2544] representing the horseshoe test setup topology
   consisting of a single tester and a single DUT connected in a network
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