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1 Geneva, Switzerland, 11 June 2012 Future Networks: overview of standard industry developments Jamil Chawki and Olivier Le Grand France Telecom Orange Joint ITU-T SG 13 and ISO/JTC1/SC 6 Workshop on Future Networks Standardization (Geneva, Switzerland, 11 June 2012)

2 Geneva, Switzerland, 11 June 2012 2 Outline Future Networks: a Programmable Network ? Standardization in ONF Standardisation in IETF SDN overall architecture Standardisation in ITU-T Standardisation in ETSI Standardisation in 3GPP Standardisation in ISO IEC JTC1 Analysis and Recommendations

3 Future Networks: a Programmable Network ? Several solutions and Terminologies SDN: Software-Defined Networking Introduced by the New initiative ONF and recently by ITU-T SG 13 Future Networks Under discussion at IETF as Network Programmability (or Software- Driven Networks ) Self Organizing & Autonomic Networks Network resources and policy controller Network Virtualization & slicing Cloud Network & Network as a Services …. Smart Ubiquitous & Distributed Services, Information-Centric Networks…. Opportunity for telecom operators: To hide network complexity by abstraction layer Improve Dynamically network Management Programmability & performance Ability to deliver On demand network resources …And some use cases: Bandwidth On Demand, Network virtualization, Policy control, Chained Business services, Cloud Network, NaaS, Traffic Offload…

4 Standardization in ONF (started in June 2011) Goal of the Open Network Foundation: to make Software-Defined Networking the new norm for networks SDN enables fully software implementation on simplified Generic Hardware Software defined forwarding using open interface Global management abstractions Traffic routing decisions & policies tied closer to applications Leading the development of OpenFlow (OF) – an open interface for enabling SDN: OF 1.1 (02/2011): MPLS tags/tunnels, multiple tables, counters OF 1.2 (12/2011): Wire protocol, IPv6, basic configuration OF 1.3 (04/2012): Topology discovery, test processes, test suites... OF 1.4 (08/2012): Capability discovery, test labs.. Open interfaces, not open source or reference implementations Membership +50 6+1 Founding & Board Members (BoD): DT, Verizon, NTT, Microsoft, FB, Google, Yahoo 56 Other Members: KT, Comcast, France Telecom Orange, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Juniper, NEC, Ciena, Oracle, HP, Dell, Broadcom, VMWare, Ciena, Force10, Ericsson, Huawei, Brocade, Riverbed, Netgear, ZTE, Citrix….

5 OpenFlow Switching : how it works? OpenFlow is based on an L2-L4 switch, with an internal flow-table, and a "standardized" interface to add and remove flow entries. New actions can be done on packet. Large modifications of fields. Routing on new criteria : L4, mix Define network slice on flow criteria … New routing protocol : multipath, load-balancing OpenFlow Controller OpenFlow-enabled Layer 2-4 Switch OpenFlow Protocol SSL Flow table Switch Port Eth MAC VLAN ID IPTCP Matches subsets of packet header fields Control Plane Data Plane OpenFlow is implemented by several vendors

6 Standardisation in IETF IETF : new Programmable Network (Software-Driven Network) Software-Driven Networks : to enable programmatic automation of configuration, management, monitoring, accounting/data mining of networks Use cases: Bandwidth On Demand, Data center (Application-network information), Cloud bursting (Private/Public) IETF WG ForCes: started since 2002, but hardly active now Objective: to standardize open, programmable distributed network architecture including description of the functional model of a Forwarding Element and the specification of the protocol for communication between control and forwarding plane in the router. Standards: FoRCES working group has produced several RFCs for requirements, architecture framework, Protocol description, Forwarding Element Model and MIB for control-data plane interaction on top of transport layer. NETCONF/NETMOD: provides a XML-based solution for network device configuration. It has been in wide-deployment (IP, LTE…) it supports server-to-client configuration, but not client-to-server alarms or feedback.

7 Forwarding & Control Element Separation: IETF ForCES WG Top down approach, first RFC in 2003, with 3 academic implementations. Interaction of control and forwarding planes in distributed Routers Protocols for (multiple) control elements (CE) and forwarding elements (FE) Define objects model to instantiate functions in FE ------------------------------------------------- | | | | | | | |OSPF |RIP |BGP |RSVP |LDP |... | | | | | | | | ------------------------------------------------- | ForCES Interface | ------------------------------------------------- ^ ^ ForCES | |data control | |packets messages| |(e.g.,routing packets) v v ------------------------------------------------- | ForCES Interface | ------------------------------------------------- | | | | | | | |LPM Fwd|Meter |Shaper |NAT |Classi-|... | | | | | |fier | | ------------------------------------------------- | FE resources | ------------------------------------------------- Examples of CE and FE functions. (source FORCES) CE FE

8 App Network Operating System & Orchestrator Open Interface (ONF (OpenFlow), IETF (FORCES), …) IETF (SDN & NETCONF) Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding SDN overall architecture Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Packet Forwarding Application providers Data plane Control plane Network & Data Centres providers Controller Policy DB

9 Standardisation in ITU-T ITU-T SG 13 Futures Networks: NGN RACF Y.2111 Resource and Admission Control Function Full Network Virtualization based on logically isolated network partition LINP Rec Y.3011 Framework of network virtualization for Future Networks Framework of software-defined networking for Future Networks Y.SDN Architecture of independent Scalable Control Plane Y.iSCP (in Future Packet Based Network FPBN) SUN Smart Ubiquitous Networks: knowledgeable, context-aware, adaptable, autonomous, programmable allow access anytime anywhere Cloud Networking and infrastructure New Draft recommendations Y.CCInfra, Y.CCRA NaaS architecture was identified as a candidate for the next study period. ITU-T SG16 Multimedia coding, systems and applications ITU-T Media Gateways SG16 H.248 packages for IP Routers

10 Standardisation in ETSI E2NA/AFI Autonomic network engineering for the self-managing Future Internet started in 2009 (Enhancing ETSI Network Activities) Autonomic: network exhibit a certain level of autonomicity (intelligent behaviour) Main objectives: Harmonizing concepts & design principles for autonomic networking 1. Scenarios, Use Cases, and Requirements for Autonomic/Self- Managing Future Internet. Description of Scenarios, Use Cases, and Definition of Requirements for the Autonomic/Self-Managing Future Internet. 2. AFI Generic Autonomic Network Architecture Reference Model Design a generic autonomic/self-managing network architecture as reference model for engineering the Future Internet. 3. Implementable Autonomic Network Architecture How to make existing architecture "Autonomic-Aware" 3 Sub WI set up in April 2011: ITU-T for NGN / IMS, BBF for xDSL /FTTH, 3GPP for Wireless Sensor networks / Wireless Mesh Network

11 Standardisation in 3GPP / SA5 OA&M for mobile networks (Access / Core / Control) Converged Management of fixed and mobile networks Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Objective: decrease OPEX/CAPEX related to network configuration, operation, optimization Main functionalities: Self-Configuration (Plug & Play of new eNodeB) Self-Healing (e.g. Cell Outage Compensation) Self-Optimization* (e.g. Mobility Load Balancing, Handover Optimization, Energy Saving Management, etc.) Rel. 8/9/10 focused on SON for LTE Rel. 11 addresses 3G and inter-RAT SON (Radio Access Technology) OA&M eNodeB Decision Statistical Analysis Performance measurement reports, Alarm information,, etc. Setting of Configuration parameters SON function related indicators * Self-Optimization

12 Standardisation in ISO IEC JTC1 SC6 Jamil Chawki, ONF 2011 WG 7: Network, transport and future network : ISO/IEC DTR 29281-1 -Problems with current Internet (routing failures, scalability, insecurity, mobility, QoS, lack of efficient media distribution, packet switching, …) - Design goals and high level requirements: Scalability (routing architecture, multi-homing) Naming & addressing scheme (separation of user identifier & device locator) Security & QoS (including Privacy, Authentication) Mobility (seamless mobility of devices, services, users; network-based mobility control, flow-level mobility, context awareness…) Heterogeneity (device, physical media, application/service) Network virtualization Service composition (at design time & at run-time, context awareness) Media distribution (content-centric networking) Cross-layer communications Management (autonomic) Energy efficiency Economic incentives -Gap analysis (with NGN; IPv6 networks,…)"Packet switching technology is not assumed for FN at this moment"

13 Analysis and recommendation Analysis: Standard organizations are working on different FN concepts Network resources and policy controller Network Virtualization & slicing Cloud Network & Network as a Services Enhancement of exiting Internet Data network Network Softwarization IETF Forces: mature standard solution with 5 RFCs, but with limited vendor implementation ONF-SDN Defined based on OpenFlow: introducing new control plan and open interface (Open Flow API) but implemented by several vendors Autonomic Network ETSI AFI: new initiative, network operating system and management /Self management oriented 3GPP SON: first features specified in Rel8 - First implementations already available in LTE networks Recommendations: To identify common Use cases and network services To achieve common Requirements and high level FN architecture

14 Backup slides

15 Flow table entry (version 1.0.0) Ingress Port MAC src MAC dst Eth type VLAN ID IP Src IP Dst IP Prot TCP/UDT sport TCP/UDP dport Rules : match against packets ActionsStats 1.Forward packet to : (optional) 1.All : not incoming iface 2.Controller : encapsulate and send 3.Local : to the local networking switch stack 4.Table : perform actions in flow table 5.In-port : send to given port 6.Normal : traditional forwarding path 7.Flood : along the minimum spt 2.Enqueue 3.Drop packet 4.Modify field (VLAN, MAC sd, IP sd, TOS, Ports sd) + mask, wildcards Counters : per-table, per-flow, per-port and queue VLAN prio IP TOS Version 1.1.0 + Multi table + Metadata + MPLS label + MPLS traffic class No v6!…. (source OpenFlow)

16 ITU-T : H.248.64 Routing Control +-------------+ -+ | CE - Policy | +- MGC +------+------+ -+ | | H.248.64 | +------+------+ -+ | CE - Routing| | +------+------+ | | +- MG +------+------+ | | FE | | +-------------+ -+

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