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Resources: Specifications

NTAF technical Specifications establish requirements for device discovery, network topology specification, test case definition, results formatting, and other technical obstacles that ultimately ease the challenges associated with assembling a test lab consisting of equipment from multiple vendors.

You can download the Specifications by clicking on the links below:

TS-001 Tool Registration, Discovery and Activation
This XMPP extension describes a way in which tools may register themselves such that other tools can discover them and, for tools using a proxy, a way to activate them.

Authors: Brian Bonnett (Verizon), Les D’Souza (Tech Mahindra), Kingston Duffie (Fanfare), Kenneth Green (Ixia), Keith Kidd (Verizon), Todd Law (Spirent), Tom McBeath (Spirent), Madhusudan Nanjanagud (Cisco), Eric Miller (Spirent), Kris Raney (BreakingPoint), Kate Xu

TS-002 Tool Automation Harness
This XMPP extension describes a way in which any domain-specific tool can expose an automation harness via XMPP that allows other tools to control and/or monitor operations using that tool.

Authors: Brian Bonnett (Verizon), Les D’Souza (Tech Mahindra), Kingston Duffie (Fanfare), Kenneth Green (Ixia), Keith Kidd (Verizon), Todd Law (Spirent), Tom McBeath (Spirent), Eric Miller (Spirent), Madhusudan Nanjanagud (Cisco), Kris Raney (BreakingPoint), Kate Xu

TS-003 Tool Resource
This extension to NTAF Tool Automation harness describes a framework for specifying resource data.

Authors: Brian Bonnett (Verizon), Mickael Graham (Cisco), Kenneth Green (Ixia), Elemér Lelik (Ericsson), Eric Miller (Spirent), Kris Raney (BreakingPoint)

TS-004 Inventory
This extension to the NTAF Tool Automation harness describes an interface that supports automated inventory discovery and integration of resources managed by NTAF entities.

Authors: Brian Bonnett (Verizon), Mickael Graham (Cisco), Kenneth Green (Ixia), Elemér Lelik (Ericsson), Eric Miller (Spirent), Kris Raney (BreakingPoint)

TS-005 Automation API Framework
This extension to NTAF Tool Automation harness describes a framework for defining high-level automation API.

Authors: Mickael Graham (Cisco), Todd Law (Spirent), Eric Miller (Spirent)

TS -006 Topology
This document defines a standard for expressing network topologies.

Authors: Haj Elfadil (Juniper), Marcus Hines (Google), Todd Law (Spirent), Eric Miller (Spirent), Bill Schongar (Cisco), Ben Schurman (Juniper)

TS-007 Reporting
This document defines a standard for expressing test report data.

Authors: Haj Elfadil (Juniper), Marcus Hines (Google), Eric Miller (Spirent), Elemér Lelik (Ericsson), Dan Diolosa (Spirent)

TS-009 NTAPI Emulated Devices
Emulated Devices for Next-Gen High-Level API

Authors: Dan Diolosa (Spirent), Mickael Graham (Cisco), Nana He (Spirent), Todd Law (Spirent), Eric Miller (Spirent), Calvin Weng (Spirent), Sean Wu (Juniper)