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A Reference Model for Autonomic Networking
RFC 8993

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Subject: Document Action: 'A Reference Model for Autonomic Networking' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-anima-reference-model-10.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'A Reference Model for Autonomic Networking'
  (draft-ietf-anima-reference-model-10.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and
Approach Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari and Ignas Bagdonas.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

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Technical Summary

This document defines a reference model for RFC7575 based Autonomic Networks, with the focus on how autonomic and traditional network nodes could coexist and operate and be managed together. This document focuses on an initial phases of autonomic network deployments, relying for its operation on existence of at least portions of fully managed non-autonomic network domains. Networks consisting only of autonomic nodes are explicitly out of scope due to much stringent security and trust aspects needed to be covered. 

Working Group Summary

The document has been through several WG reviews and WG last calls. No major disagreement points were discovered during the process, there is a strong consensus with the WG on the contents of the document. 

Document Quality

The deliverable of this document is not directly a protocol, but a set of guidelines on how both systems and networks implementing autonomic functionality should be built and deployed. Some use cases described in the document have shipping implementations. Overall there is an interest within operator community for autonomic network functionality. 


Document Shepherd is Sheng Jiang. Responsible AD is Ignas Bagdonas. No IANA experts are needed for this document as there are no registries defined or modified. 


This document contains no actions for IANA. 

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