Kubernetes – A Primer

Why Container Orchestration? Docker provides a run time environment and helps us to run containers and build images. We have also seen the other advantages it brings in the earlier posts. But having said that, one of the main limitations is that it can run the container only on a single host. In a microservices … Continue reading Kubernetes – A Primer

VNF Manager (VNFM)

A VNF manager manages the state, lifecycle and resources of one or more VNFs. It is responsible for instantiation, update, query, scaling,healing, termination etc of the VNFs. (Read about NFV Architecture here) VNF Descriptor ( VNFD) The deployment and operational behaviour of each VNF is stored in a VNF Descriptor file ( VNFD). It contains … Continue reading VNF Manager (VNFM)

NFV Orchestrator ( NFVO)

  The NFV Orchestrator or NFVO has two primary responsibilities, resource and network service orchestration. (Read about NFV Architecture here) 1. Resource Orchestration:   Resource Orchestration refers to the management of virtualised and non-virtualised resources in the Network Functions Virtualisation Infrastructure (NFVI). It will basically oversee the allocation of resources and monitor the allocated resources … Continue reading NFV Orchestrator ( NFVO)

NFV Architecture

  NFVI - Network Functions Virtualisation Infrastructure NFVI Consists of all resources required to gain virtualisation. NFVI can span across many locations, e.g. a part of the infrastructure could be in city A and another at city B to enable geo-redundancy. A location where NFVI node is deployed is called NFVI-PoP ( NFVI Point of … Continue reading NFV Architecture