RFC 8453

Framework for Abstraction and Control of TE Networks (ACTN), August 2018

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D. Ceccarelli, Ed.
Y. Lee, Ed.
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Traffic Engineered (TE) networks have a variety of mechanisms to facilitate the separation of the data plane and control plane. They also have a range of management and provisioning protocols to configure and activate network resources. These mechanisms represent key technologies for enabling flexible and dynamic networking. The term "Traffic Engineered network" refers to a network that uses any connection-oriented technology under the control of a distributed or centralized control plane to support dynamic provisioning of end-to- end connectivity.

Abstraction of network resources is a technique that can be applied to a single network domain or across multiple domains to create a single virtualized network that is under the control of a network operator or the customer of the operator that actually owns the network resources.

This document provides a framework for Abstraction and Control of TE Networks (ACTN) to support virtual network services and connectivity services.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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