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Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Logical Functional Block (LFB) Subsidiary Management (RFC7729)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-08
Document File: 40 page(s) / 41K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Khasnabish: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Deployment experience has demonstrated the value of using the Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) architecture to manage resources other than packet forwarding. In that spirit, the Forwarding Element Manager (FEM) is modeled by creating a Logical Functional Block (LFB) to represent its functionality. We refer to this LFB as the Subsidiary Mechanism (SM) LFB. A Control Element (CE) that controls a Forwarding Element's (FE) resources can also manage its configuration via the SM LFB. This document introduces the SM LFB class, an LFB that specifies the configuration parameters of an FE.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     B. Khasnabish Request for Comments: 7729                                  ZTE TX, Inc. Category: Standards Track                                  E. Haleplidis ISSN: 2070-1721                                     University of Patras                                                       J. Hadi Salim, Ed.                                                        Mojatatu Networks                                                            December 2015

            Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES)           Logical Functional Block (LFB) Subsidiary Management

Abstract

   Deployment experience has demonstrated the value of using the    Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) architecture to    manage resources other than packet forwarding.  In that spirit, the    Forwarding Element Manager (FEM) is modeled by creating a Logical    Functional Block (LFB) to represent its functionality.  We refer to    this LFB as the Subsidiary Mechanism (SM) LFB.  A Control Element    (CE) that controls a Forwarding Element's (FE) resources can also    manage its configuration via the SM LFB.  This document introduces    the SM LFB class, an LFB class that specifies the configuration    parameters of an FE.  The configuration parameters include new LFB    class loading and CE associations; they also provide manipulation of    debug mechanisms along with a general purpose attribute definition to    describe configuration information.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7729.

 Khasnabish, et al.           Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7729            ForCES LFB Subsidiary Management       December 2015

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