RFC 8969

A Framework for Automating Service and Network Management with YANG, January 2021

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
Q. Wu, Ed.
M. Boucadair, Ed.
D. Lopez
C. Xie
L. Geng
Stream:
IETF
Source:
opsawg (ops)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8969

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Abstract

Data models provide a programmatic approach to represent services and networks. Concretely, they can be used to derive configuration information for network and service components, and state information that will be monitored and tracked. Data models can be used during the service and network management life cycle (e.g., service instantiation, service provisioning, service optimization, service monitoring, service diagnosing, and service assurance). Data models are also instrumental in the automation of network management, and they can provide closed-loop control for adaptive and deterministic service creation, delivery, and maintenance.

This document describes a framework for service and network management automation that takes advantage of YANG modeling technologies. This framework is drawn from a network operator perspective irrespective of the origin of a data model; thus, it can accommodate YANG modules that are developed outside the IETF.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.