Price: $2,999.00
Length: 3 Days

NFV Application Development Training Bootcamp – NFV Planning, Design and Engineering Workshop

NFV Application development training focuses on techniques and procedures on how telecom and  Mobile Communication Service Provider (CSP) can transform their network functions and deploy NFV.  Learn how to plan and model Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)  applied to compute, networking, and storage requirements. Learn about different approaches and architecture including ETSI MANO.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss Virtualization as a Paradigm
  • Describe NFV and list NFV architectural components
  • Describe Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches
  • Describe NFV Management and Orchestration
  • Explore NFV management and organization (MANO)
  • List MANO functional blocks
  • Discuss NFVI planning, Management and operations

Who Should Attend

Developers who are interested in the technologies and concepts working with Network Transformation including Mobile CSPs.

Course Content

Virtualization as a Paradigm

  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) principals
  • NFV Architecture
  • Examples of VNFs
  • Mobile network nodes: HLR/HSS,MME, SGSN, GGSN/PDN-GW, RNC, EPC, IMS, VoLTE, EPC
  • Network-wide functions: AAA servers, policy control
  • Application-level optimization: CDNs, Load Balancers
  • Security functions: Firewalls, intrusion detection systems
  • Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)
  • NFVI and VNF
  • NFV Management and Orchestration
  • Network planning of PNFs and VNFs
  • Resource planning models of compute, network, and storage of the NFVI
  • VNF deployment options on NFVI planning
  • NFVI planning for NFV-O
  • Network Planning
  • Planning hardware
  • MANO and planning
  • Resource planning vs. Virtual resource planning
  • SDN and network resource planning
  • Case Study
  • Application development planning of multivendor 4G/LTE core system for VoLTE service
  • Virtualization of “the entire core network production chain of a voice over LTE service
  • Virtual evolved packet core (EPC)
  • Virtual IMS system
  • Virtual VoLTE application servers
  • Case studies: virtual IMS, OpenCloud and virtual VoLTE application server
  • Connectem Virtual EPC

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Approaches

  • NFV Architecture and Building Blocks
  • Components
  • Logical Abstractions
  • SW Instances
  • Virtual Resources
  • HW Resources
  • E2E Network Services

NFV Management and Orchestration

  • NFV Entities to deploy and manage
  • Network Service (NS)
  • Descriptor file, orchestrated by NFVO
  • VNF Forwarding Graph (VNF-FG)
  • Orchestrated by NFVO
  • VNF-FGs, VNFs and NFs
  • VNF
  • VNF Manager
  • VNF components (VNFC) each mapped
  • Unit descriptor

What is NFV MANO?

  • NFV management and organization (MANO)
  • framework for the management and orchestration of all resources in the cloud data center
  • Computing, networking, storage, and virtual machine (VM) resources
  • NFV MANO functional blocks
  • NFV Orchestrator
  • New network services (NS)
  • virtual network function (VNF) packages
  • NS lifecycle management
  • Global resource management
  • Validation and authorization of network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) resource requests
  • VNF Manager
  • Oversees lifecycle management of VNF instances
  • coordination and adaptation role for configuration
  • event reporting between NFVI and E/NMS
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM
  • Controls and manages the NFVI compute, storage, and network resources
  • software-defined networking (SDN) Controller into the architecture
  • Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV)

MANO Functional Blocks

  • NFV Orchestrator
  • On-boarding of new Network Service (NS), VNF-FG and VNF Packages
  • NS lifecycle management (including instantiation, scale-out/in,
  • Performance measurements, event correlation, termination)
  • Global resource management, validation and authorization of NFVI
  • Resource requests
  • Policy management for NS instances
  • VNF Manager
  • Lifecycle management of VNF instances
  • overall coordination and adaptation role for configuration and event
  • Reporting between NFVI and the E/NMS
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
  • Controlling and managing the NFVI compute, storage and network
  • Resources, within one operator’s infrastructure sub-domain
  • Collection and forwarding of performance measurements and events

Overview of MANO Descriptor Files

  • Network Service descriptor
  • E2E service description
  • Supported SLA parameter, references to
  • VNF-FG and VNFs, list of supported service monitoring parameters.
  • VNF Forwarding Graph descriptor
  • VNFFG description
  • VNFs and VNFDs needed for orchestration
  • Information, description of Physical/Logical interfaces
  • VNF Descriptor
  • Links to scripts for initiation and termination, description of internal and external
  • Connectivity, dependencies between VNFCs
  • VDU Description
  • VM specification
  • Required storage and computation resources
  • Initiation and termination scripts
  • High availability redundancy
  • scale_out/in limits
  • PNF Descriptor
  • Reference to link information, exposed external interfaces, PNF addresses, PNF
  • Status, systems subscribed for notifications

NFVI Planning and Management

  • Network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Virtual network functions (VNFs)
  • Compute resource planning
  • Network resource planning
  • Storage resource planning
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
  • Receive fault or maintenance message
  • regarding physical resource
  • Send out fault notification
  • Identify affected logical resources
  • Find user’s notification policy and receiver
  • Receive instruction/ACK on fault recovery
  • Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)
  • sure the proper functioning of EPC VNFs e.g. MME, S/P-GW
  • EPC VNFs
  • NFVI encompasses Physical Machines, Hypervisors, Storage and Network elements
  • Physical Machines (PMs)
  • Virtual link planning vs. link planning
  • Monitoring requirements of a VNF
  • Redundancy requirements of a VNF
  • Impact of VNF location on NFVI planning
  • VNFs and nested VNF Forwarding Graphs
  • VNF Forwarding Graph
  • E2E Service Description & KPIs
  • VNFD, PNFD, and associated Links

NFV Operations and Maintenance

  • NFV architecture and operations
  • NFV Configuration management
  • NFV Fault Management
  • VNF operations and maintenance scenarios
  • Link failures
  • Failure Points
  • Role of NMS/OSS/BSS
  • Automation of NFV OAM&P processes

 

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