International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in the Access Networks

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IPv6 and Extended IPv6 (IPv6++) Features That Enable Autonomic Network Setup and Operation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_16,
        author={Ranganai Chaparadza and Razvan Petre and Arun Prakash and Felici\^{a}n N\^{e}meth and Sławomir Kukliński and Alexej Starschenko},
        title={IPv6 and Extended IPv6 (IPv6++) Features That Enable Autonomic Network Setup and Operation},
        proceedings={International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in the Access Networks},
        proceedings_a={SELFMAGICNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={IPv6 Evolution of the current Internet towards Self-Managing Future Internet},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_16}
    }
    
  • Ranganai Chaparadza
    Razvan Petre
    Arun Prakash
    Felicián Németh
    Sławomir Kukliński
    Alexej Starschenko
    Year: 2012
    IPv6 and Extended IPv6 (IPv6++) Features That Enable Autonomic Network Setup and Operation
    SELFMAGICNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_16
Ranganai Chaparadza1,*, Razvan Petre1,*, Arun Prakash1,*, Felicián Németh2,*, Sławomir Kukliński3,*, Alexej Starschenko1,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • 2: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • 3: Warsaw University of Technology
*Contact email: ranganai.chaparadza@fokus.fraunhofer.de, razvan.petre@fokus.fraunhofer.de, arun.prakash@fokus.fraunhofer.de, nemethf@tmit.bme.hu, kuklinski@tele.pw.edu.pl, alexej.starschenko@fokus.fraunhofer.de

Abstract

In this paper we present an insight on the IPv6 features and a few examples of propositions for Extensions to IPv6 protocols, which enable autonomic network set-up and operation. The concept of autonomicity-realized through control-loop structures embedded within node/device architectures and the overall network architecture as a whole is an enabler for advanced self-manageability of network devices and the network as a whole. GANA Model for Autonomic networking introduces at various levels of abstraction of functionality within device architectures and the overall network architecture, which are capable of performing autonomic management and control of their associated Managed-Entities (MEs) e.g. protocols, as well as co-operating with each other in driving the self-managing features of the Network(s). MEs are started, configured, constantly monitored and dynamically regulated by the autonomic managers towards optimal and reliable network services. This amounts to what we call autonomic setup and operation of the network. We present how to achieve this, and also present the features that IPv6 protocols exhibit, that are fundamental to designing and building self-configuring, self-optimizing and self-healing networks i.e. IPv6 based autonomic networks.