Active OAM for Service Function Chains in Networks
draft-wang-sfc-multi-layer-oam-11

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SFC WG                                                         G. Mirsky
Internet-Draft                                                 ZTE Corp.
Updates: 8300 (if approved)                                      W. Meng
Intended status: Standards Track                         ZTE Corporation
Expires: January 27, 2019                                  B. Khasnabish
                                                            ZTE TX, Inc.
                                                                 C. Wang
                                                           July 26, 2018

           Active OAM for Service Function Chains in Networks
                   draft-wang-sfc-multi-layer-oam-11

Abstract

   A set of requirements for active Operation, Administration and
   Maintenance (OAM) of Service Function Chains (SFCs) in networks is
   presented.  Based on these requirements an encapsulation of active
   OAM message in SFC and a mechanism to detect and localize defects
   described.  Also, this document updates RFC 8300 in the definition of
   O (OAM) bit in the Network Service Header (NSH) and defines how the
   active OAM message identified in SFC NSH.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Requirements for Active OAM in SFC Network  . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Active OAM Identification in SFC NSH  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Echo Request/Echo Reply for SFC in Networks . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  SFC Echo Request Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  SFC Echo Request Reception  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.3.  SFC Echo Reply Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.4.  Overlay Echo Reply Reception  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.1.  SFC Active OAM Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.2.  SFC Active OAM Message Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.3.  SFC Echo Request/Echo Reply Parameters  . . . . . . . . .  11
     8.4.  SFC Echo Request/Echo Reply Message Types . . . . . . . .  11
     8.5.  SFC Echo Reply Modes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     8.6.  SFC TLV Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     8.7.  SFC OAM UDP Port  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

1.  Introduction

   [RFC7665] defines components necessary to implement Service Function
   Chain (SFC).  These include a classifier which performs the
   classification of incoming packets.  A Service Function Forwarder
   (SFF) is responsible for forwarding traffic to one or more connected
   Service Functions (SFs) according to the information carried in the
   SFC encapsulation.  SFF also handles traffic coming back from the SF
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