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Network Function Virtualization by Thomas D. Nadeau, Ken Gray

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Chapter 5

The NFV Infrastructure Management

Abstract

In this chapter we revisit the high-level architecture framework we described in Chapter 3, ETSI NFV ISG. We begin with a discussion of the NFV-I functional area as it relates to management and control of the virtualized compute, storage, and network components that together realize all virtualized functions on a given hardware platform—the VIM. We do this within the context of various open source projects such as OpenStack, and OpenDaylight. We introduce the concept of PaaS versus IaaS approaches to NFV and begin to ask questions about the ETSI architecture.

Keywords

OpenStack; controllers; NFVI; VIM; network architecture; OpenDaylight

Introduction

In this and the succeeding chapters, we will look ...

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