Re: [OPSAWG] Last Call: <draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-06.txt> (A Framework for Automating Service and Network Management with YANG) to Informational RFC

Adrian Farrel <> Thu, 24 September 2020 13:24 UTC

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Subject: Re: [OPSAWG] Last Call: <draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-06.txt> (A Framework for Automating Service and Network Management with YANG) to Informational RFC
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Thanks for issuing this last call, Rob.

I think this document is a useful scene-setting for people trying to understand how to put together an automation tool for network and service management. 

I've been shepherding this draft and watching the updates done by the authors after AD review. I've read the current version and think it is ready for publication as an Informational RFC.


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Subject: Last Call: <draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-06.txt> (A Framework for Automating Service and Network Management with YANG) to Informational RFC

The IESG has received a request from the Operations and Management Area
Working Group WG (opsawg) to consider the following document: - 'A Framework
for Automating Service and Network Management with YANG'
  <draft-ietf-opsawg-model-automation-framework-06.txt> as Informational RFC

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   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, such as service
   instantiation, provisioning, optimization, monitoring, diagnostic,
   and 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

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

The file can be obtained via

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