Re: [vnfpool] Follow-up question from the BOF

Melinda Shore <> Thu, 24 July 2014 14:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [vnfpool] Follow-up question from the BOF
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Hi, folks:

We're in complete agreement about interoperability between
pool managers and pool elements from different vendors, and
that's already implicit in the charter (it's why we're
talking about standardizing a pooling protocol).  So, on that
front I think we're good.  It's probably premature to be
talking about protocol specifics but if we assume that the
data being transported between the pool manager and pool
elements are tagged (whether they're TLVs, JSON, ASN.1 -
whatever!) it allows for future extensibility related to
state conveyance, should the need arise.  That is to say,
I think we're in good shape in terms of not closing off the
possibility of future work.