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  RGS/NFV-IFA011ed321 GS NFV-IFA 011   NFV IFA
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Cover Date Standstill Creation Date
  Early draft (2018-12-19) 3.1.6 Draft 2018-08-10 View Standstill Information 2018-08-03
  Rapporteur Technical Officer Harmonized Standard
  Rajavarma Bhyrraju Laurent Vreck No
 
Title Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Release 3; Management and Orchestration; VNF Descriptor and Packaging Specification
VNF Packaging - Spec 
Scope and Field
of Application
This revision of NFV-IFA 011 continues the development of the specification as part of the NFV Release 3.
This edition will add functional requirements and specification of the information model to support the Release 3 features, and it will extend the scope of the former Release 2 edition summarized hereafter:

This Work Item will develop a specification for packaging VNFs(Virtual Network Functions) to be delivered to service providers. This work item will build from the requirements captured in the SWA and MAN Group Specification documents related to the VNF state machine, VNF design patterns, and the VNF Descriptor information elements, among others.
The new work item will consider a holistic end-to-end view of the package lifecycle from design to runtime, thus capturing development as well as operational views.
Analysis for this WI will use and potentially refine End to end VNF Package lifecycle management operations based on use cases, detailing actors and NFV Architectural Framework functional blocks impacted. This new work item will also use other industry developments related to software procurement as input into the analysis.
Deliverables for this work item will be an informative GS document addressing:
- Requirements for the structure and format of the VNF archive, list of mandatory and optional files and authorized formats
-Extensible language independent meta-model for describing the VNF properties and resource requirements buiding on existing work on VNFD. This will require using consistent terminology and refinement of the existing VNF model
-Recommendation for Implementation ready packaging structure by selecting and reusing (e.g., profiling or identifying requirements for extension of) existing cloud services (e.g. TOSCA) and network configuration specifications (e.g. DMTF, MEF).
This work item will benefit from the SDO gap analysis and it will be used as input to open source activities related to packaging tools, runtime package interpretors and execution environments.
The output of this work should be used as formal requirements for extensions into normative specifications developed by other SDOs identified in the analysis.

This revision of NFV-IFA 011 will address the Release 3 candidate features listed in Annex B of the Release 3 Definition (v0.10.0). Where needed, it will continue the previous version to enhance and complete the specified Release 3 features.
This revision will reflect the maintenance performed to NFV Release 2 documentation and of already specified Release 3 features. 
Supporting
Organizations
Ericsson, PT Portugal, Orange, DOCOMO, Telefonica, ZTE 

 

Keywords Projects Clusters Frequencies Mandates Directives
  MANAGEMENT
MANO
NFV
orchestration
Virtualisation
NFV_Release3
Networks
     
Official Journal
     
Remarks
2018-12-19 bhyrraju A new draft is uploaded - V 3.1.6 with status: Early draft - with comment: Includes updates of NFVIFA(18)0001093, NFVIFA(18)0001071r1, NFVIFA(18)0001072r1
2018-11-21 bhyrraju A new draft is uploaded - V 3.1.5 with status: Early draft
2018-10-15 bhyrraju A new draft is uploaded - V 3.1.4 with status: Early draft - with comment: As noted from IFA_121 meeting
2018-10-03 bhyrraju Draft contributed - V 3.1.3 contributed for Information in NFVIFA(18)000857 as Early draft
2018-10-03 bhyrraju Early draft proposal in contribution NFVIFA(18)000854 was Revised by NFV IFA
2018-10-03 bhyrraju A new draft is uploaded - V 3.1.3 with status: Early draft - with comment: Update with CRs: NFVIFA(18)000746r4: NFVIFA_IFA011_8_4_2_4_cpumap NFVIFA(18)000792r1: IFA011_release_3_mirror_updating_Cpd_IE NFVIFA(18)000837: IFA011ed321 Rel3 Mirror VNF...
2018-10-01 bhyrraju Draft contributed - V 3.1.2 contributed for Information in NFVIFA(18)000854 as Early draft
2018-10-01 bhyrraju A new draft is uploaded - V 3.1.2 with status: Early draft - with comment: Approved in NFVIFA_118 (ETSI NFV_23, Montreal)
2018-08-03 vreck WI Revision. 1 WI created with Ref: RGS/NFV-IFA011ed261. Comments copied = No, Schedule copied = Default
 
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