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The page documents the list of available VNFs, the network function being virtualized, basic features and other attributes. The first table contains only open source VNFs, and the second table contains proprietary VNFs which are free for the OPNFV project to use. Links to some upstream efforts around open source VNF / service use cases:

 

Open Source VNFs

 

No

VNF

Use Case

Brief Description

Pros

Cons

Contact

Details

 

1

Clear Water IMS

IMS Control Plane

Clear Water is an open source implementation of IMS (the IP Multimedia Subsystem) designed to provide voice, video and messaging services. Clear water handles only control plane traffic for sessions.

Open source, All in one and Scalable VNF

Available in AMI and OVI formats, Supports Openstack, All In one Install is limited to fixed domains and is recommended not to use this, Multi-instance VNF Image requires Chef integration, however, scripts are provided by Clear Water for IMS deployment

Martin Taylor(Martin.Taylor@metaswitch.com)

IMF Use Case with Clear Water

 

2

vFW

Virtual Firewall (canonical VNF)

 

Open Source (GNU GPL)

 

 

IPTables

 

3

vAAA

Virtual AAA (canonical VNF)

 

Open Source (BSD)

 

 

Free Radius

 

4

Emerginov

IMS control planned - like

integration of open source solutions (HTTP/SIP proxies, Media serveur,..) managed by Puppet

Open Source

 

Morgan Richomme (morgan.richomme@orange.com)

Emerginov

 

5

Linux

"Linux"

Linux (Centos or Ubuntu based) VNF to perform ping tests

Open Source

 

 

 

 

6

vRouter/vCPE

OpenWRT

OpenWRT is frequently used as virtual CPE

Open Source

 

 

OpenWRT images for OpenStack

7

vIDS

Snort

Intrusion Detection System

Open Source

 

 

www.snort.org

8Traffic ControlvCDNContent Delivery NetworkOpen Source  Traffic Control on github
9OpenSIPSvSBC, SIP serverOpen SIP Server, which is adaptible and can be used as a vSBC   OpenSIPS website

 

Proprietary VNFs available to OPNFV for testing purposes

No

VNF

Use Case

Brief Description

Pros

Cons

Contact

Details

1

Brocade VRouter 5400

vPE

Brocade, VYATTA Virtual Router

 

Licensed

 

 

2

Cisco systems CSR 1000V

vPE

Cisco Systems, cloud router

 

Licensed

 

 

3

ConteXstream

 

 

 

Licensed

 

 

4

PaloAlto Networks

 

 

 

Licensed

 

 

5

Metaswitch Perimeta SBC

IMS Control and Data Plane

Metaswitch Perimeta Session Boarder Controller, (SBC) handles both the Signalling and media traffic associated with the RTP sessions and streams.

Exercise user plane with high rate, small packets. Provides standard set of benchmarking number likes number of calls supported in SR-IO, vSwitch, etc environment, potential for Platform performance testing for small packets

Licensed

TBD

Metaswitch IMS Use Case

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