Specialist Task Force 557:
NFV API Conformance test specification
Who we are:
What we do
The STF 557 specifies a conformance test plan for NFV APIs
implemented according to the standards of ETSI ISG NFV SOL Working
As part of the test plan, the STF will produce a set of test
descriptions in machine readable language to ease their translation into
executable code for test automation purposes.
For more details, see our Terms of Reference
Why we do it
The availability of a NFV API conformance test specification is a key
enabler to speed up the adoption of the APIs standardized in ISG NFV
specifications into commercial NFV products and operational
deployments. This will also help NFV component suppliers to validate
their interpretation of the standards, while giving operators
confidence that NFV solutions they are looking at are conformant.
On the other hand, such a consolidated set of reference conformance
test descriptions are fundamental tools to guarantee multi-vendor
interoperability of NFV components in heterogeneous deployments,
helping to reduce integration costs and verification cycles when
purchasing components to build or enhance existing products.
How we do it
The STF will review and analyse ETSI ISG NFV SOL specifications to
derive and categorise those key API conformance testing requirements
and features that will be translated into concrete test cases and test
descriptions aiming to validate and assess the conformance of NFV
components, in terms of messages exchanged and status of resources
exposed over the NFV APIs.
The NFV API conformance test plan produced by the STF will be
contributed to TST 010 work item of ISG NFV.
STF 557 plans to deliver a stable draft of the NFV API conformance test
plan work item by the end of 2018 and support the finalization of the
deliverable for WG approval and publication until June 2019.
Should you want to get in contact with the STF 557 team for more
insights and updates on the ongoing activities and results, feel free
to write an email to the STF Leader.