Re: [OPSAWG] Éric Vyncke's No Objection on draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-07: (with COMMENT) Tue, 20 October 2020 06:10 UTC

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Hi Eric, 

Thank you for the comments. 

Please see inline.


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> De : OPSAWG [] De la part de Éric
> Vyncke via Datatracker
> Envoyé : lundi 19 octobre 2020 14:46
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> Cc :;; draft-ietf-opsawg-
> Objet : [OPSAWG] Éric Vyncke's No Objection on draft-ietf-opsawg-
> model-automation-framework-07: (with COMMENT)
> Éric Vyncke has entered the following ballot position for
> draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-07: No Objection
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> Thank you for the work put into this document.
> Please find below a couple of non-blocking COMMENT points and nits.
> I hope that this helps to improve the document,
> Regards,
> -éric
> == COMMENTS ==
> A generic comment: it hurts my eyes 

[Med] It shouldn't :-)

to see several occurrences of
> "NAT" as a service in an IETF document in 2020...

[Med] Will double check. But, please note that from a YANG standpoint, the NAT module is not only about NAT44, but covers also NAT64, CLAT, SIIT, EAM, NPTv6. 

> Should there be a reference to
> draft-claise-opsawg-service-assurance-architecture (albeit not yet
> an adopted
> document) ?

[Med] We could consider adding it as another example under Section 5 if we had a volunteer to provide the text explaining the mapping with the arch in the document.  

> There are a lot of detailed service creations with a good
> decomposition of all the required steps; but, little is written on
> the importance of YANG models (as opposed to any standard data
> exchange), so, the current title seems a little misleading.

[Med] The important of YANG is described in the intro, e.g., 

   o  Allow for vendor-agnostic interfaces to manage a service and the
      underlying network.

   o  Move from deployment schemes where vendor-specific network
      managers are required to a scheme where the entities that are
      responsible for orchestrating and controlling services and network
      resources provided by multi-vendor devices are unified.

   o  Ease data inheritance and reusability among the various
      architecture layers promoting thus a network-wise provisioning
      instead of device-specific configuration.

   o  Dynamically fed a decision-making process (e.g., Controllers,
      Orchestrators) with notifications that will trigger appropriate
      actions allowing thus to continuously adjust a network (and thus
      involved resources) to comply the intended service to deliver.

> -- Abstract --
> To be honest, I fail to understand why data models can be used to
> 'derive'
> configuration information. Did the authors mean 'describe' or
> 'specify' ?

[Med] We meant "derive". Think about a service model (L3SM, for example), it does not specify the configuration that will be put into effect in a network, but will be used to derive a network model (L3NM), that will be used to derive the actual device configuration models. 

> Later "This document describes an architecture" while the title of
> this document if "framework" ? Slight semantic difference ;-)

[Med] Will be fixed. 

> And later "accommodate modules that", is it 'YANG modules' or 'data
> models' ?

[Med] YANG modules. 

> -- Section 4 --
> The complex figure 4 would benefit from some textual introduction
> referring to the subsections. Also, the meaning of the arrow would
> gain if specified. E.g., why "Service Diagnosis" does not have a
> loop back to optimization or assurance ?

[Med] Point Taken. Will add more text. 

> -- Section 4.2.2 --
> If not mistaken, this is the first appearance of the notation
> "<intended>". Do the angle brackets have a specific meaning?

[Med] Yes, We can add a pointer. 

> -- Section 4.2.3 --
> Suggestion to use the figure 4 wording as the title esp. since the
> wording of MDT is not really used in the sub-section.

[Med] Fair point. Will be fixed. Thanks.

> -- Section 6 --
> Is it required/useful to have the 'standard YANG security
> considerations" in this document that does not contain any YANG
> module?

[Med] The document is about manipulating YANG, hence the need to include the text. 

> -- Section 10.1 --
> Most of the references should probably be informational only.

[Med] Most of the RFCs that are cited there are required because of the security section. 

> == NITS ==
> Generic nit, I found the use of capitalized "Service Model" or
> "Network Models"
> a little disturbing.

[Med] OK. 

> -- Section 1 --
> "how different layer YANG data models" is rather difficult to parse,
> suggest to rephrase it.

[Med] Changed to " YANG data models at different layers "

> -- Section 4.4 --
> Is it "service decomposing" or "service decomposition" ?

[Med] Yes. Will be updated.  


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