Re: [Time] OAM Initiative: Situation - Sketch of a charter

Tom Taylor <> Mon, 08 September 2014 15:36 UTC

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It seems to me, taking Melinda's remarks into account, that the one work 
item missing from this announcement is the means whereby management is 
tied together along a path. The original TIME/LIME proposal spoke in 
terms of discovery by a centralized management application. Melinda 
suggests path-coupled management messages, possibly intercepted by 
management modules in varying sorts of devices along that path. Would 
this be an appropriate item of exploration within the charter?

Tom Taylor

On 08/09/2014 4:01 AM, Benoit Claise wrote:
> Dear all,
> [Let us call this "OAM Inititiave" for now, as the mailing list is being
> renamed from TIME to LIME]
> During the last IETF meeting, there were various discussions with
> different audiences regarding OAM.
> Here is what we concluded:
> 1. Building an OAM generic protocol is impractical for multiple reasons.
> 2. It is desirable to have an unified view of OAM information at each
> layer, in order to correlate information, and detect the faulty element
> in the network path
> 3.. Consistent configuration, reporting, and presentation for the OAM
> mechanisms makes sense.
> 4. Using YANG as a modeling language is a logical choice. Note that
> there are already some efforts in that direction
> 5. A set of guidelines for future OAM developments would be welcome for
> consistency sake
> We also believe that there is sufficient interest to start working on a
> charter proposal.
> Regards, Joel and Benoit (OPS ADs)