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Mastering OpenStack - Second Edition by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Omar Khedher

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Looking at the Tacker project

So where does OpenStack fit in to this NFV ecosystem? NFV deployment requires a VIM. We discussed earlier that the VIM manages the compute, storage, and network resources needed to instantiate a VNF. This job can be easily done by a cloud system such as OpenStack. The Tacker project augments the services of OpenStack by providing the NFV manager and NFV Orchestrator components. Let's look at the process of creatiing a VNF instance on an OpenStack deployment.

We start by registering the OpenStack infrastructure as the VIM for deploying VNFs. To do this, navigate to the NFV | NFV Orchestration | VIM Management panel:

Register your OpenStack installation; the local installation is already registered but you can ...

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