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Network Function Virtualization by Thomas D. Nadeau, Ken Gray

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Chapter 6

MANO

Management, Orchestration, OSS, and Service Assurance

Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss the orchestration of services and introduce elements that are now becoming more common in both current ETSI and open source solution dialogs. We also explore the practicality of moving to NFV en masse across an existing network, which will introduce a number of its own challenges.

Keywords

MANO; OSS; service assurance; network; ETSI

Introduction

While the preceding chapter dealt with the NFV infrastructure (including the VIM), the other new (and big) chunk of logic introduced by NFV centers on Management and Orchestration (MANO).

If we revisit our high-level architecture framework in Fig. 6.1, our focus in this chapter will include a further breakdown ...

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