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Network Working Group                                            X. Liu
Internet-Draft                                      Kuatro Technologies
Intended status: Standards Track                             I. Bryskin
Expires: April 24, 2017                             Huawei Technologies
                                                              V. Beeram
                                                       Juniper Networks
                                                                T. Saad
                                                      Cisco Systems Inc
                                                                H. Shah
                                                    O. Gonzalez de Dios
                                                       October 24, 2016

              A YANG Data Model for Configuration Scheduling


   This document describes a data model for configuration scheduling.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................2
      1.1. Terminology...............................................2
   2. Motivation.....................................................3
   3. Configuration Scheduling YANG Data Model Overview..............3
   4. Usage Example..................................................4
   5. Configuration Scheduling YANG Module...........................5
   6. Security Considerations........................................9
   7. References.....................................................9
      7.1. Normative References......................................9
      7.2. Informative References....................................9

1. Introduction

   This document introduces a YANG [RFC6020] data model for
   configuration scheduling. This model can be used together with other
   YANG data models to specify a schedule applied on a configuration
   data node, so that the configuration data can take effect according
   to the schedule.

1.1. Terminology

   The keywords "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14, [RFC2119].

   The following terms are defined in [RFC6020] and are not redefined

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      o  augment

      o  data model

      o  data node

2. Motivation

   Some applications benefit from resource scheduling to allow operators
   to plan ahead of time. Traffic engineering is one of such examples
   [RFC7399]. When configuration and state models are designed for such
   applications, it has been considered that certain data objects need
   to be configured according to predefined schedules. In other
   situations, operators need to de-configure certain data objects at
   predefined schedules for the purposes such as maintenance. These data
   objects are interpreted and implemented by the applicable

3. Configuration Scheduling YANG Data Model Overview

   This document defines a YANG data model that specifies configuration
   schedules for other YANG data models. For each targeted configuration
   data object or a group of configuration data objects, an entry is
   specified along with requested schedules using this configuration
   schedule model. The application implementing the targeted schema
   nodes implements the configuration schedules, configuring or de-
   configuring the specified objects according to the specified
   schedules. The model schema of the targeted application does not need
   changes, so the data model described in this document can be used for
   any data model. The configuration scheduling YANG data model has the
   following structure:

   module: ietf-schedule
      +--rw configuration-schedules
         +--rw target* [object]
            +--rw object        yang:xpath1.0
            +--rw data-value?   string
            +--rw schedules
            |  +--rw schedule* [schedule-id]
            |     +--rw schedule-id            uint32
            |     +--rw inclusive-exclusive?   enumeration
            |     +--rw start?                 yang:date-and-time
            |     +--rw schedule-duration?     string
            |     +--rw repeat-interval?       string
            +--ro state

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               +--ro next-event
                  +--ro start?       yang:date-and-time
                  +--ro duration?    string
                  +--ro operation?   enumerationmodule: ietf-schedule

4. Usage Example

   The following model defines a list of TE (Traffic Engineering) links
   which can be configured with specified schedules:

   module: example
      +--rw te-links
         +--rw te-link* [id]
            +--rw id           string

   The following configuration requests that

      o  link-1 is configured weekly for five one-day periods, starting
         from 2016-09-12T23:20:50.52Z.

      o  link-2 is de-configured for two hours, starting from 2016-09-

     <target xmlns:ex=""urn:example">
     <target xmlns:ex=""urn:example">

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5. Configuration Scheduling YANG Module

   <CODE BEGINS> file "ietf-schedule@2016-10-11.yang"
   module ietf-schedule {
     yang-version 1;
     namespace "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-schedule";
     // replace with IANA namespace when assigned

     prefix "sch";

     import ietf-yang-types {
       prefix "yang";

     organization "TBD";
     contact "TBD";
       "The model allows time scheduling parameters to be specified.";

     revision "2016-10-11" {
       description "Initial revision";
       reference "TBD";

      * Groupings

     grouping schedule-config-attributes {
         "A group of attributes for a schedule.";

       leaf inclusive-exclusive {
         type enumeration {
           enum inclusive {
             description "The schedule element is inclusive.";

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           enum exclusive {
             description "The schedule element is exclusive.";
         default "inclusive";
           "Whether the list item is inclusive or exclusive.";
       leaf start {
         type yang:date-and-time;
         description "Start time.";
       leaf schedule-duration {
         type string {
         description "Schedule duration in ISO 8601 format.";
       leaf repeat-interval {
         type string {
             + '(\d+S)?';
         description "Repeat interval in ISO 8601 format.";
     } // schedule-config-attributes

     grouping schedule-state-attributes {
         "State attributes for a schedule.";
       container next-event {
           "The state information of the nexte scheduled event.";
         leaf start {
           type yang:date-and-time;
           description "Start time.";
         leaf duration {

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           type string {
           description "Schedule duration in ISO 8601 format.";
         leaf operation {
           type enumeration {
             enum configure {
                 "Create the configuration data.";
             enum deconfigure {
                 "Remove the configuration data.";
             enum set {
                 "Set the specified configuration data.";
             enum reset {
                 "Revert the specified configuration data back to the
                  original value.";
           description "Operation type.";
       } // next-event
     } // schedule-state-attributes

     grouping schedules {
         "A list of schedules defining when a particular
          configuration takes effect.";
       container schedules {
           "Container of a schedule list defining when a particular
            configuration takes effect.";
         list schedule {
           key "schedule-id";

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           description "A list of schedule elements.";
           leaf schedule-id {
             type uint32;
             description "Identifies the schedule element.";
           uses schedule-config-attributes;
     } // schedules

      * Configuration data nodes
     container configuration-schedules {
         "Serves as top-level container for a list of configuration
       list target {
         key "object";
           "A list of targets that configuration schedules are
         leaf object {
           type yang:xpath1.0;
             "Xpath defining the data items of interest.";
         leaf data-value {
           type string;
             "The ephemeral value applied to the leaf data node
              specified by data-objects.
              This is applicable when object is a leaf.";
         uses schedules;
         container state {
           config false;
             "Operational state data.";
           uses schedule-state-attributes;
         } // state

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       } // target
     } // configuration-schedules

6. Security Considerations

   The configuration, state, action and notification data defined in
   this document are designed to be accessed via the NETCONF protocol
   [RFC6241]. The data-model by itself does not create any security
   implications. The security considerations for the NETCONF protocol
   are applicable. The NETCONF protocol used for sending the data
   supports authentication and encryption.

7. References

7.1. Normative References

   [RFC6020] Bjorklund, M., "YANG - A Data Modeling Language for the
             Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6020,
             October 2010.

   [RFC6021] Schoenwaelder, J., "Common YANG Data Types", RFC 6021,
             October 2010.

   [RFC6241] Enns, R., Bjorklund, M., Schoenwaelder, J., and A. Bierman,
             "Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6241, June

   [RFC2234] Crocker, D. and Overell, P.(Editors), "Augmented BNF for
             Syntax Specifications: ABNF", RFC 2234, Internet Mail
             Consortium and Demon Internet Ltd., November 1997.

   [RFC7399] Farrel, A. and King, D., "Unanswered Questions in the Path
             Computation Element Architecture", RFC 7399, October 2014.

7.2. Informative References

   [RFC6087] Bierman, A., "Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers of YANG
             Data Model Documents", RFC 6087, January 2011.

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Authors' Addresses

   Xufeng Liu
   Kuatro Technologies
   8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 200
   McLean, VA 22102

   Email: xliu@kuatrotech.com

   Igor Bryskin
   Huawei Technologies
   Email: Igor.Bryskin@huawei.com

   Vishnu Pavan Beeram
   Juniper Networks
   Email: vbeeram@juniper.net

   Tarek Saad
   Cisco Systems Inc
   Email: tsaad@cisco.com

   Himanshu Shah
   Email: hshah@ciena.com

   Oscar Gonzalez de Dios
   Email: oscar.gonzalezdedios@telefonica.com

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