TR224 Identity and Naming R15.5.1

Designing a name and identifier scheme for network management is difficult and has many subtle traps. The existing identity and naming schemes used for TM Forum management interfaces were designed to support traditional network elements, not software functions that can traverse a network.

This document aims to provide an identity and naming scheme that supports traditional network elements, virtual network elements and movable software functions; giving us a complete and robust solution for the future. We will also provide a migration path that can be applied to existing models.

In summary, this document recommends using UUID based identifiers as much as possible rather than names.

Note that this release is a draft. Some areas are not complete and text in yellow highlights where further work is required.

General Information

Document series: TR224
Status: TM Forum Approved
Document type: Technical Report
IPR mode: RAND
TM Forum Approved: 3/18/2016