[Teas] Network Slice vs. VPN(+) RE: network Slice Endpoint in draft-ietf-teas-ietf-network-slice-definition-00

mohamed.boucadair@orange.com Wed, 03 March 2021 13:27 UTC

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Subject: [Teas] Network Slice vs. VPN(+) RE: network Slice Endpoint in draft-ietf-teas-ietf-network-slice-definition-00
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Hi Adrian, all,

Picking this item from the message below as I think this is a point that is worth to be clarified and discussed in the framework/definition document. We need to explain the differences between the two concepts. There are some “hints” in the framework I-D, but we need to be explicit.

VPN(+) is no more than an IETF technology to implement a network slice. As such, a network slice can be implemented without relying upon a VPN/VPN+. That’s deployment-specific. An example of possible implementations (with IETF technologies) would be to define PDBs + SFCs or running a dedicated MT-IGP instance (with optimized tweaking such as exclude links exposing long delays) + resource-based access, and so on.

Ah, let’s not forget that a network slice as defined in the definition I-D is not only about connectivity.

BTW, we do still have some inconsistencies between the documents:

·         The definition I-D acks that an IETF network slice is not only about connectivity.

·         The framework I-D seems to be more connectivity-centric.

We need to fix this as well.


De : Teas [mailto:teas-bounces@ietf.org] De la part de Adrian Farrel
Envoyé : jeudi 25 février 2021 11:52
À : 'Young Lee' <younglee.tx@gmail.com>om>; 'Luis M. Contreras' <contreras.ietf@gmail.com>
Cc : 'Joel M. Halpern' <jmh@joelhalpern.com>om>; teas@ietf.org; 'Eric Gray' <ewgray2k@gmail.com>om>; 'John E Drake' <jdrake=40juniper.net@dmarc.ietf.org>rg>; 'Rokui, Reza (Nokia - CA/Ottawa)' <reza.rokui@nokia.com>om>; BOUCADAIR Mohamed TGI/OLN <mohamed.boucadair@orange.com>
Objet : Re: [Teas] network Slice Endpoint in draft-ietf-teas-ietf-network-slice-definition-00


But my opinion of all of this is coloured by thinking about enhanced VPNs (VPN+) [3] and IETF network slices as the same thing.


[1] https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/teas/ibycGzi5cxJUJSvRxm9OsQdDqn8/
[2] RFC 4026
[3] draft-ietf-teas-enhanced-vpn


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