RN361 Release Notes for TR255 Resource Function Activation and Configuration R17.0.1
- Maturity level: Level 4 - Forum Approved
In Release 16.0, work started (in TR255) concerning requirements and detailed use cases for a activation and configuration interface covering hybrid (physical and/or virtualized) resources, e.g., firewalls, content server, applications. The work on TR255 progressed in 16.5. In Release 17.0, further details were added to TR255 and two additional documents were defined, i.e., TR255A concerning connectivity modeling and TR255B concerning requirements on the specifications (descriptors) for the resource functions defined TR255. These additions provided sufficient detail to allow for the definition of an associated API, i.e., TMF664 Resource Function Activation and Configuration.
TMF664 is a key component in the Hybrid Infrastructure Platform (HIP) defined in TMF070B. HIP, in turn, is based on principles defined in TR262 Hybrid Network Management Platform Blueprint R16.5.1. TR262 defines a platform-based model, supporting autonomic closed control loop resource managers. In order to support the principles in TR262, both intent-based and detailed-based options are defined in TR255 and realized in TMF664.