Chapter 8

Network Functions Virtualization

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of virtual machines

  • Explain the difference between type 1 and type 2 hypervisors

  • List and explain the key benefits of NFV

  • List and explain the key requirements for NFV

  • Present an overview of the NFV architecture

  • Explain the elements of the NFV infrastructure and their interrelationships

  • Understand key design issues related to virtualized network functions

  • Discuss the relationship between SDN and NFV

Complementing software defined networking (SDN), is the other key enabling technology for 5G core networks: network functions virtualization (NFV).Virtualization encompasses a variety of technologies for managing ...

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