Edge NFV Team Meetings

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Meeting Agendas and Minutes


May 3, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Paul-Andre Raymond, Kevin Canady

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April 5, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Rasmuss Graaf, Paul-Andre Raymond

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March 22, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady, Rasmuss Graaf, Paul-Andre Raymond

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March 8, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady, Liang Geng, Rasmuss Graaf, Paul-Andre Raymond, Anders Roxell

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February 22, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady, Paul-Andre Raymond, Anders Roxell, Mike Ludwig

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February 8, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady, Paul-Andre Raymond

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January 25, 2017

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Paul-Andre Raymond

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December 14, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady

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October 5, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady

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September 21, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Jesse Hong

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September 7, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Jesse Hong

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August 24, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Edna Ganon

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July 27, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Michael Kloberdans

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July 13, 2016

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June 29, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Michael Kloberdans, Kevin Canady, Mike Ludwig

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June 15, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Michael Kloberdans, Kevin Canady, Edna Ganon

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May 18, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Michael Kloberdans, Jesse Hong, Mike Ludwig, Kevin Canady, Shang Xiadong

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May 4, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Michael Kloberdans, Jesse Hong, Shang Xiadong

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April 12, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Mike Ludwig, Jesse Hong, Du Mengmeng, Shang Xiadong

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March 30, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady, Mike Ludwig, Michael Kloberdans, James Buchanan, Jesse Hong

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Note: The next call will be on Tuesday, April 12. I will send out an updated Outlook invitation.

 

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March 16, 2016

Attendees: Prayson Pate, Kevin Canady, Mike Ludwig, Michael Kloberdans

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December 10, 2015

Attendes: James, Michael, Jesse, Taiyun

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Item 1: Scope of Group
MK: In tunneling section, broaden the question to allow for segment routing
MK: In Monitoring … propose we use Assurance as a slightly broader term
MK: Noted that MANO is now in scope for OPNFV
MK: Propose that “edge” gets defined a little more explicitely (E.g. Home, business service and mobile)
MK: Should add an item listing out the gaps/challenges associated with pushing the NFV location from the
“ISP POP” (or similar) to the true network edge (e.g. Scaling, security … )
Taiyun: Ensure that a distributed base station use case is in scope. (Agreed!)
JH: Worried about too many use cases, propose focusing on Mobile and Enterprise
JB: Let’s start with three and include Residential
JH: Would we cover MANO?
All: Agreed that we would identify the needs we place on MANO from eNFV, but we wouldn’t spec MANO itself.
MK: Will publish a link to the ETSI MANO definition document (with crib notes!)
JH: Wondering if MPLS is out of scope.
All: Its borderline … simply of interest when we talk of options for forwarding user and management traffic

Item 2: Who is working on what
MK: Looking at Home Gateway and ISP Edge from the forwarding point of view … has something to contribute
MK: In the middle of containers vs VM’s … Would also like to work there
MK: Not a security guy, but is in possession of a report
MK: List of gaps
JB: Squaring bare metal with remote survivability
JB: Multi DC management/orchestration
JB: Securing the link
JB: List of gaps
JH: Containers vs VM
JH: Mano

Next Steps

the next meeting


November 25, 2015

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Edge NFV scope
No further items suggested

Review of Residential Services
Michael K presented his slides on "Disposable Containers at the Edge", initially presented during the 'Futures' track at 2015 OPNFV Summit
Question: where is the edge? Virtualization initially developed in data centers. Now the edge has moved outward. Recently "edge" represents ISP premise location closest to the customer.
Customer premises - the home - is the opposite of the data center in that compute and store are distributed rather than centralized. Orchestration as it exists was not designed for massive scale distributed endpoints such as the homes of service provider customers.
Should VNFs be deployed in subscribers' homes? Some examples illustrate why this is useful.
Examples include: WAN fault monitoring, performance monitoring, reduce traffic between the premises and service provider's network.
Introduction to Profiles (aka "templates")
Michael proposes that orchestration software will change from data center orchestration to pre-defined 'profiles'
Next proposal: "Disposable" or short-deployment-time VNFs
Another potential use of VNF is to measure link metrics, e.g., to measure metrics required by FCC in U.S.A.
Building hardware or software into the end device, e.g., residential gateway to measure link metrics represents a fixed cost to the device. This functionality can be performed by a VNF that is loaded temporarily to collect the data, then removed. i.e., the VNF is transient in the device.
Question: is this transient VNF always there and only used occasionally, e.g., on a licensed basis?
Disposable means requirement for hypervisor, right?
Under the proposal the VNF is removed from the subscriber's device when a trigger occurs. Examples of trigger include time limits or external or internal usage limits.
Removing the VNF can reduce the complexity of orchestration by eliminating or reducing the need for the orchestrator to manage the lifecycle of the VNF.
Propose to use a simpler solution like profiles, think of it as a "pre-determined service chain", rather than an orchestrated service chain.
James said some service providers he has spoken with have similar ideas to what Michael proposed, e.g., static service chains previously defined and each with its own SKU.
Another chain of thoughts from Peter Willis from BT: OpenStack doesn't scale. Several fundamental features of OpenStack need to mature or be modified before they are ready for large scale ISP deployments.
James will explore inviting Peter to attend an eNFV meeting.
Michael defers the topic of security considerations to a future call.

Adva Service Use Cases
Andrew presented slides on the topic OPNFV for eNFVI Platform https://wiki.opnfv.org/_media/project_proposals/opnfv-edge-nfvi.pptx
The presentation introduces an Edge NFVI deployment use case: CPE hosted VNF, thousands of "micro data centers", host is explicitly selected rather than orchestrated by NOVA scheduler, usually a single host at the site, all management traffic is inband due to limited number of device interfaces.
This model applies to mid- to large-size enterprises, but perhaps eventually to smaller enterprises as well.
Michael suggests identifying differences between large and small enterprises. For example large enterprises may have redundant resources while smaller enterprises may not.
Use Case: WAN: uplinks 1 GE, demarcation is mandatory, tunneling over IP/MPLS WAN, underlying network might fail, tenant traffic may be intercepted
For further discussion: should architecture be 'bare metal' or virtual components at the edge?

Core Questions
Large number of small centers: what is the viable approach? Static, semi-static, full dynamic
Bare metal vs. not bare metal at edge
What is the model for getting traffic back from edge to core? What is the security model?
James proposes to subdivide the project group to sub-groups to investigate these topics.

Action Items
Define what class of enterprise this project considers in scope and document in the project charter.
James will request an e-mail reflector for eNFV from Linux Foundation


November 18, 2015

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November 11, 2015

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