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OpenStack API versus VNFM

asked 2019-11-23 11:33:31 -0600

Hermann gravatar image

Please forgive me for this very basic question.

VNF live cycle is normally managed via VNFM (VNF Manager).

Does the OpenStack API include all management functions which are provided by VNFM? I mean, could a VNF be fully managed via the OpenStack API without a VNFM? The commands may be on a more granular level but is the principle functionality part of the OpenStack API?

Many Greetings and I am hoping for some answers.

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answered 2019-11-26 12:49:20 -0600

Mohit gravatar image

Just have a look at openstack project Tacker for vnf management.

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answered 2019-11-25 19:52:29 -0600

LaurentDumont gravatar image

From my limited experience with a few VNFM - they wrap their own functions to either Heat or direct API calls. Openstack by itself is not really aware of a VNF - it's only aware of the VMs and ressources attached to the project.

So, no - Openstack by itself will not manage your VNF. It's not designed around that and is VNF agnostic. It's only there to provide the ressources consumed by the VNFs.

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