Liaison statement
Information modeling work in progress

State Posted
Posted Date 2015-03-18
From Group ONF
From Contact Hing-Kam Lam
To Group IETF
To Contacts The IETF Chair
Response Contact
Purpose For information
Attachments ONF LS to ITU-T SG15 & IETF & TM Forum & MEF
Dear colleagues,

Thank you for the SG15 liaison “COM 15 – LS 201” from December last year. We appreciate your willingness on the collaboration for the specification of an industry-wide open common information model for transport resources.

We would like to let you know, that we are taking your network element management models for OTN (G.874.1), Ethernet (G.8052) and MPLS-TP (G.8152-draft) and also the Generic Information Model for transport resources (G.gim) into account for developing the industry-wide open common information model.

Since our last liaison, we have updated the Core Model Fragment (mainly the Core Foundation Module and the Topology Subset of the Core Network Module) and would like to provide you herewith the current version of the model (onf2014.408.03) and the associated base document (onf2015.074.03). This information model is developed using the Papyrus open source UML Tool. The instruction on how to obtain the Papyrus tool and view the model are described in the attached onf2015.017.03.

We also have harmonized our UML profile (defining the additional UML artifact properties) with the profile that is used in SG15. It has now a new generic name: “Open Model Profile”. The profile files are attached as part of the model files (onf2014.408.03).

Our three guideline documents
•       Common Information Model Overview (onf2015.005.03)
•       UML Modeling Guidelines (onf2015.018.03)
•       Papyrus Guidelines (onf2015.017.03)
have passed the group review and are currently (till mid of March) in ONF final review. These guideline documents are also attached for your information.

Also attached are materials (Model Sketches and Spec Model thoughts) to assist in the understanding of the information model.

Kam LAM, Chair Information Modeling Project

Attachment: Work in progress
−, which consists of
•       onf2014.408.03  Model files and Open Model Profile files
•       onf2015.074.03  Core Info Model base document
•       onf2015.005.03  Common Information Model Overview
•       onf2015.018.03  UML Modeling Guidelines
•       onf2015.017.03  Papyrus Guidelines
•       onf2014.416.01  Model Sketches
•       onf2014.415.01  Spec Model thoughts