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Network Working Group                                          E. Crabbe
Internet-Draft                                              Google, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                               J. Medved
Expires: November 9, 2013                            Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                                I. Minei
                                                  Juniper Networks, Inc.
                                                                R. Varga
                                               Pantheon Technologies SRO
                                                             May 8, 2013


                Stateful PCE extensions for MPLS-TE LSPs
                draft-crabbe-pce-stateful-pce-mpls-te-01

Abstract

   The Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) provides
   mechanisms for Path Computation Elements (PCEs) to perform path
   computations in response to Path Computation Clients (PCCs) requests.

   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] describes a set of extensions to PCEP to
   provide stateful control.  This document describes the objects and
   TLVs to be used with these PCEP extensions to control Multiprotocol
   Label Switching (MPLS) Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE
   LSP) via a stateful PCE.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  MPLS-TE specific descriptors used in PCEP Messages . . . . . .  3
     3.1.  MPLS-TE specific descriptors for the PCRpt Message . . . .  3
     3.2.  MPLS-TE specific descriptors for the PCUpd Message . . . .  4
     3.3.  MPLS-TE specific encoding for the PCReq Message for
           stateful PCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.4.  MPLS-TE specific encoding for the PCRep Message for
           stateful PCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.1.  PCEP-Error Object  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   6.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   7.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     7.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     7.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
















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1.  Introduction

   The Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) provides
   mechanisms for Path Computation Elements (PCEs) to perform path
   computations in response to Path Computation Clients (PCCs) requests.

   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] describes a set of extensions to PCEP to
   provide stateful control.  This document describes the objects and
   TLVs to be used with these PCEP extensions to control Multiprotocol
   Label Switching (MPLS) Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE
   LSP) via a stateful PCE.


2.  Terminology

   This document uses the following terms defined in [RFC5440]: PCC,
   PCE, PCEP Peer.

   This document uses the following terms defined in
   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] : Passive Stateful PCE, Active Stateful
   PCE, Delegation, Delegation Timeout Interval, LSP State Report, LSP
   Update Request, LSP Priority, LSP State Database, Revocation.

   Within this document, when describing PCE-PCE communications, the
   requesting PCE fills the role of a PCC.  This provides a saving in
   documentation without loss of function.

   The message formats in this document are specified using Routing
   Backus-Naur Format (RBNF) encoding as specified in [RFC5511].


3.  MPLS-TE specific descriptors used in PCEP Messages

   As defined in [RFC5440], a PCEP message consists of a common header
   followed by a variable-length body made of a set of objects that can
   be either mandatory or optional.  [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce]
   describes the messages and objects needed in support of stateful PCE.
   The following sections contain MPLS-TE specific descriptors used in
   some of these messages.

3.1.  MPLS-TE specific descriptors for the PCRpt Message

   The format of the PCRpt message is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] as follows, and included here for easy
   reference:






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      <PCRpt Message> ::= <Common Header>
                          <state-report-list>
   Where:

      <state-report-list> ::= <state-report>[<state-report-list>]

      <state-report> ::= <LSP>
                         [<path-list>]

   Where:

      <path-list>::=<path>[<path-list>]

   For MPLS-TE LSPs, the path descriptor is defined as follows:

      <path>::=<ERO><attribute-list>

   Where:

       <attribute-list> ::= [<LSPA>]
                            [<BANDWIDTH>]
                            [<RRO>]
                            [<metric-list>]

       <metric-list> ::= <METRIC>[<metric-list>]

   The LSP State Report MAY contain a path descriptor for the primary
   path and one or more path descriptors for backup paths.  A path
   descriptor MUST contain an ERO object as it was specified by a PCE or
   an operator.  A path descriptor MUST contain the RRO object if a
   primary or secondary LSP is set up along the path in the network.  A
   path descriptor MAY contain the LSPA, BANDWIDTH, and METRIC objects.
   The ERO,LSPA, BANDWIDTH, METRIC, and RRO objects are defined
   in[RFC5440].

3.2.  MPLS-TE specific descriptors for the PCUpd Message

   A Path Computation LSP Update Request message (also referred to as
   PCUpd message) is a PCEP message sent by a PCE to a PCC to update
   attributes of an LSP.  A PCUpd message can carry more than one LSP
   Update Request.  The Message-Type field of the PCEP common header for
   the PCUpd message is set to [TBD].

   The format of the PCUpd message is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] and included here for easy reference:






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      <PCUpd Message> ::= <Common Header>
                          <udpate-request-list>
   Where:

      <update-request-list> ::= <update-request>[<update-request-list>]

      <update-request> ::= <LSP>
                           [<path-list>]

   Where:

      <path-list>::=<path>[<path-list>]

   For MPLS-TE LSPs, the endoding of path descriptor is defined as
   follows:

      <path>::=<ERO><attribute-list>

   Where:
      <path>::=<ERO><attribute-list>

   Where:

      <attribute-list> ::= [<LSPA>]
                           [<BANDWIDTH>]
                           [<metric-list>]

      <metric-list> ::= <METRIC>[<metric-list>]

   There is one mandatory object that MUST be included within each LSP
   Update Request in the PCUpd message: the LSP object (see
   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce]).  If the LSP object is missing, the
   receiving PCE MUST send a PCErr message with Error-type=6 (Mandatory
   Object missing) and Error-value=[TBD] (LSP object missing).

   The LSP Update Request MUST contain a path descriptor for the primary
   path, and MAY contain one or more path descriptors for backup paths.
   A path descriptor MUST contain an ERO object.  A path descriptor MAY
   further contain the BANDWIDTH, IRO, and METRIC objects.  The ERO,
   LSPA, BANDWIDTH, METRIC, and IRO objects are defined in [RFC5440].

   Each LSP Update Request results in a separate LSP setup operation at
   a PCC.  An LSP Update Request MUST contain all LSP parameters that a
   PCC wishes to set for the LSP.  A PCC MAY set missing parameters from
   locally configured defaults.  If the LSP specified the Update Request
   is already up, it will be re-signaled.  The PCC will use make-before-
   break whenever possible in the re-signaling operation.




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   A PCC MUST respond with an LSP State Report to each LSP Update
   Request to indicate the resulting state of the LSP in the network.  A
   PCC MAY respond with multiple LSP State Reports to report LSP setup
   progress of a single LSP.

   If the rate of PCUpd messages sent to a PCC for the same target LSP
   exceeds the rate at which the PCC can signal LSPs into the network,
   the PCC MAY perform state compression and only re-signal the last
   modification in its queue.

   Note that a PCC MUST process all LSP Update Requests - for example,
   an LSP Update Request is sent when a PCE returns delegation or puts
   an LSP into non-operational state.  The protocol relies on TCP for
   message-level flow control.

   Note also that it's up to the PCE to handle inter-LSP dependencies;
   for example, if ordering of LSP set-ups is required, the PCE has to
   wait for an LSP State Report for a previous LSP before triggering the
   LSP setup of a next LSP.

3.3.  MPLS-TE specific encoding for the PCReq Message for stateful PCE

   A PCC MAY include the LSP object defined in
   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] in the PCReq message if the stateful PCE
   capability has been negotiated on a PCEP session between the PCC and
   a PCE.  The definition of the PCReq message (see [RFC5440], Section
   6.4) is then extended as follows:
























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      <PCReq Message>::= <Common Header>
                         [<svec-list>]
                         <request-list>

   Where:

         <svec-list>::=<SVEC>[<svec-list>]
         <request-list>::=<request>[<request-list>]

         <request>::= <RP>
                      <END-POINTS>
                      [<LSP>]              <--- New Object
                      [<LSPA>]
                      [<BANDWIDTH>]
                      [<metric-list>]
                      [<RRO>[<BANDWIDTH>]]
                      [<IRO>]
                      [<LOAD-BALANCING>]

   Where:

      <metric-list>::=<METRIC>[<metric-list>]

3.4.  MPLS-TE specific encoding for the PCRep Message for stateful PCE

   A PCE MAY include the LSP object defined in
   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce] in the PCRep message if the stateful PCE
   capability has been negotiated on a PCEP session between the PCC and
   the PCE and the LSP object was included in the corresponding PCReq
   message from the PCC.  The definition of the PCRep message (see
   [RFC5440], Section 6.5) is then extended as follows




















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      <PCRep Message> ::= <Common Header>
                          <response-list>

   Where:

         <response-list>::=<response>[<response-list>]

         <response>::=<RP>
                     [<LSP>]               <--- New Object
                     [<NO-PATH>]
                     [<attribute-list>]
                     [<path-list>]

         <path-list>::=<path>[<path-list>]

         <path>::= <ERO><attribute-list>

   Where:

       <attribute-list>::=[<LSPA>]
                          [<BANDWIDTH>]
                          [<metric-list>]
                          [<IRO>]

       <metric-list>::=<METRIC>[<metric-list>]


4.  IANA Considerations

   This document requests IANA actions to allocate code points for the
   protocol elements defined in this document.  Values shown here are
   suggested for use by IANA.

4.1.  PCEP-Error Object

   This document defines new Error-Type and Error-Value for the
   following new error conditions:

    Error-Type  Meaning
       6        Mandatory Object missing
                 Error-value=9:  ERO Object missing for a path in an LSP
                                 Update Request where TE-LSP setup is
                                 requested
                 Error-value=10: BANDWIDTH Object missing for a path in
                                 an LSP Update Request where TE-LSP
                                 setup is requested





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                 Error-value=11: LSPA Object missing for a path in an
                                 LSP Update Request where TE-LSP setup
                                 is requested


5.  Security Considerations

   The security considerations listed in [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce]
   apply to this document as well.


6.  Acknowledgements

   We would like to thank Adrian Farrel, Cyril Margaria and Ramon
   Casellas for their contributions to this document.

   We would like to thank Shane Amante,Julien Meuric, Kohei Shiomoto,
   Paul Schultz and Raveendra Torvi for their comments and suggestions.
   Thanks also to Dhruv Dhoddy, Oscar Gonzales de Dios, Tomas Janciga,
   Stefan Kobza and Kexin Tang for helpful discussions.


7.  References

7.1.  Normative References

   [I-D.ietf-pce-stateful-pce]
              Crabbe, E., Medved, J., Minei, I., and R. Varga, "PCEP
              Extensions for Stateful PCE",
              draft-ietf-pce-stateful-pce-03 (work in progress),
              March 2013.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2205]  Braden, B., Zhang, L., Berson, S., Herzog, S., and S.
              Jamin, "Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) -- Version 1
              Functional Specification", RFC 2205, September 1997.

   [RFC3209]  Awduche, D., Berger, L., Gan, D., Li, T., Srinivasan, V.,
              and G. Swallow, "RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP
              Tunnels", RFC 3209, December 2001.

   [RFC4090]  Pan, P., Swallow, G., and A. Atlas, "Fast Reroute
              Extensions to RSVP-TE for LSP Tunnels", RFC 4090,
              May 2005.

   [RFC5088]  Le Roux, JL., Vasseur, JP., Ikejiri, Y., and R. Zhang,



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              "OSPF Protocol Extensions for Path Computation Element
              (PCE) Discovery", RFC 5088, January 2008.

   [RFC5089]  Le Roux, JL., Vasseur, JP., Ikejiri, Y., and R. Zhang,
              "IS-IS Protocol Extensions for Path Computation Element
              (PCE) Discovery", RFC 5089, January 2008.

   [RFC5226]  Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
              IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 5226,
              May 2008.

   [RFC5440]  Vasseur, JP. and JL. Le Roux, "Path Computation Element
              (PCE) Communication Protocol (PCEP)", RFC 5440,
              March 2009.

   [RFC5511]  Farrel, A., "Routing Backus-Naur Form (RBNF): A Syntax
              Used to Form Encoding Rules in Various Routing Protocol
              Specifications", RFC 5511, April 2009.

7.2.  Informative References

   [RFC2702]  Awduche, D., Malcolm, J., Agogbua, J., O'Dell, M., and J.
              McManus, "Requirements for Traffic Engineering Over MPLS",
              RFC 2702, September 1999.

   [RFC3031]  Rosen, E., Viswanathan, A., and R. Callon, "Multiprotocol
              Label Switching Architecture", RFC 3031, January 2001.

   [RFC3346]  Boyle, J., Gill, V., Hannan, A., Cooper, D., Awduche, D.,
              Christian, B., and W. Lai, "Applicability Statement for
              Traffic Engineering with MPLS", RFC 3346, August 2002.

   [RFC3630]  Katz, D., Kompella, K., and D. Yeung, "Traffic Engineering
              (TE) Extensions to OSPF Version 2", RFC 3630,
              September 2003.

   [RFC4655]  Farrel, A., Vasseur, J., and J. Ash, "A Path Computation
              Element (PCE)-Based Architecture", RFC 4655, August 2006.

   [RFC4657]  Ash, J. and J. Le Roux, "Path Computation Element (PCE)
              Communication Protocol Generic Requirements", RFC 4657,
              September 2006.

   [RFC5305]  Li, T. and H. Smit, "IS-IS Extensions for Traffic
              Engineering", RFC 5305, October 2008.

   [RFC5394]  Bryskin, I., Papadimitriou, D., Berger, L., and J. Ash,
              "Policy-Enabled Path Computation Framework", RFC 5394,



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              December 2008.

   [RFC5557]  Lee, Y., Le Roux, JL., King, D., and E. Oki, "Path
              Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP)
              Requirements and Protocol Extensions in Support of Global
              Concurrent Optimization", RFC 5557, July 2009.


Authors' Addresses

   Edward Crabbe
   Google, Inc.
   1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
   Mountain View, CA  94043
   US

   Email: edc@google.com


   Jan Medved
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 West Tasman Dr.
   San Jose, CA  95134
   US

   Email: jmedved@cisco.com


   Ina Minei
   Juniper Networks, Inc.
   1194 N. Mathilda Ave.
   Sunnyvale, CA  94089
   US

   Email: ina@juniper.net


   Robert Varga
   Pantheon Technologies SRO
   Mlynske Nivy 56
   Bratislava  821 05
   Slovakia

   Email: robert.varga@pantheon.sk







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