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Recorded Session 2018-11-14


James Forsyth

William LaMont

Francis Paquette

Ondrej Frindrich

Pavel Paroulek

Manisha Aggarwal

Keong Lim

William Reehil

Sharon Chisholm

Venkata Harish Kajur

Tian Lee

Benjamin Cheung


Steven Blimkie

Gabriel Sanchez

Philip Blackwood

Shirley Morgan


Casablanca Release StatusCasablanca Release Integration Testing Status

Lab supportJames Forsyth

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Status of History Backend
There is a document which shows us as delivering the history backend in Casablanca - need to discuss if we are providing an accurate picture of what's available in Casablanca.

Hbase to Cassandra migration

Bell Canada has a requirement to migrate their A&AI Graph DB backend from HBase to Cassandra.

We are enabling this effort.

We have been investigating GraphAdmin code in ONAP, which seems to support the framework.

We would like to make enhancements to this framework and contribute to ONAP.

The initial enhancements we would like to accomplish are:

  • Provide option to the end-user to select FROM and TO Version
    • The current code doesn’t have this option
  • Support schema migration to V14
    • Current support exists for V11->V13

Our goals:

  • AAI backend upgrade from HBase to Cassandra (V11 to V14)
  • Seamless upgrade and rollback of AAI DB

Recording 13th November DBmigration.mp4

AAI GraphGraphKeong Lim

William Reehil wrote introduction to (proposal for?) A&AI GraphGraph

What must the solution provide?

  • a generic interface to interact with the schema and edge information, so it can be accessed via end users and microservices
  • ability to be configured with any schema given in the set formats (JSON for edge rules, OXM for schema)
  • ability to easily communicate to an end user a node type’s attributes and edge rules when provided with a node type as input

Looks like an API to reflect on the schema from an instance in the database.

Is there some overlap with the AAI Schema Services?

Is this leveraging AAI Schema Services e.g. as client? proxy? facade? implementation detail?

Is it an alternative to AAI Schema Services?

Also added to 2018-11-15 AAI Developers Meeting for any deeper discussion.

Keong Lim I do see an overlap with the schema service mainly for the retrieval of the data, but GraphgGraph will offer more on top of that(UI, NLP), during the POC code for GraphGaph there was no schema service. Implementation details can be discussed on our call for how exactly to leverage the schema service, the poc code, and where the core logic resides for this functionality.

requiredProps xml property in OXM fileIn Dublin there is a new xml property in the OXM file called requiredProps - those who are planning make schema changes should add requiredProps in the <xml-properties> section of each java-type


<xml-property name="description" value="Logical interfaces, e.g., a vnic."/>
<xml-property name="indexedProps" value="macaddr,interface-id,interface-name,network-name"/>
<xml-property name="dependentOn" value="generic-vnf,newvce,p-interface,vserver,lag-interface,l-interface"/>
<xml-property name="container" value="l-interfaces"/>
<xml-property name="uriTemplate" value="/l-interfaces/l-interface/{interface-name}"/>
<xml-property name="requiredProps" value="interface-name,is-port-mirrored,in-maint,is-ip-unnumbered"/>

Daylight Savings Time

Update 31 Oct:

AAI meetings will be adjusted for US daylight savings. James Forsyth will verify that the community meetings page on the wiki accurately reflects the end of Daylight Savings

Release versions

Update 31 Oct:

Steven Blimkie and James Forsyth will release Amdocs microservices today and request casablanca branching.

Weekly Developer's Call

James Forsyth will create a new poll: and send link to new poll to the onap-discuss list

See also AAI Developers Meeting

5minAAI UI documentation or user guide

Recently updated AAI Graphical User Interface due to colleagues wanting to use the AAI UI.

Is there a more comprehensive and authoritative documentation or user guide for AAI UI?

The main issue is that it is not clear how to get started - Francis Paquette will look at what's on the readthedocs site, I think we need to port what Keong has put in the wiki to the main docs repo at a minimum.

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IQ Vulnerabilities

Thank you for providing the feedback for AAI known vulnerabilities.

I do agree with your comments on the wiki, however I would like to encourage you to provide your feedback for the remaining vulnerabilities that are available on the Nexus-IQ  but unfortunately not included on your Wiki.

If needed, we can have a short call together to review remaining vulnerable components (I hope the list is complete):

tomcat-catalina : 8.5.23

tomcat : zip : 8.5.23

tomcat-util : 8.5.23

tomcat-websocket : 8.5.23

netty-all : 4.1.0.CR3

cxf-rt-transports-http : 3.2.2

Update 18th Oct:

  • aai\esr-gui\httpserver\pom.xml specifies "<tomcat.version>8.5.23</tomcat.version>"
  • aai\esr-gui\pom.xml specifies "<tomcat.version>8.5.23</tomcat.version>"
  • netty-all version "4.1.0.CR3" does not appear to be anywhere in the current AAI codebase (old reference?)

Dublin 5G Use Case

Dublin AAI changes in support of 5g use cases.

Link for presentation: 5G - PNF Plug and Play (Casablanca carry-over items)

Schema Service

Discuss about the Schema Microservice

11th Oct: Use Cases for Dynamic AAI Schema Changes

Jackson Replacement

Security subcommittee has recommended teams move away from jackson, and will be presenting alternatives and asking for an assessment from each project. Our team will need to do an analysis - this would not be trivial, especially given how many of our repos are impacted. As of now, this would be a very high LOE for the team, we need to understand what the recommendation from the SECCOM is before we can provide better details on what the LOE would be.

Updated: Using Google gson vs FasterXML Jackson

10th Oct: Present to Seccom meeting

15th Oct: Present to PTL meeting

24th Oct: Move discussion to AAI Developers Meeting

Update 31 Oct:

James Forsyth will add this to the PTL call agenda for Monday 4 Nov

XSD generationMulti-oxm. There is limited auditing which shows warnings, but we might want to review the requirements around multi-oxm to prevent collisions.

Support for 2 OOM deployment types

Motivation: Decrease the resource footprint for A&AI (ONAP) deployments

Idea: we could support 2 different deployments 1. full (normal) deployment and 2. barebones deployment. The point of the "barebone" deployment would be to deploy only the essential services necessary for proper functioning of A&AI (leaving out services like cacher, sparky, graphadmin, having 1 cassandra node instead of 3 or 5 etc).

In order to reduce hardware/cloud costs (mainly the memory footprint) it could be beneficial to support a minimalistic A&AI deployment.

AAF and TLS in Casablanca

The AAI team needs a strategy for integrating with AAF and AAF certificate manager, including potentially using 2-way TLS in R3.

AAI-32 - Integrate with AAF Open

Update 6 June: Andy Baxter provided presentation

Update 17 Oct: It works! First successful deployment of the AAI profile in OOM.

Need to make it permanent once AAF is stable.

Update 24 Oct: Pavel Paroulek will add a feature enhancement request in AAF to provide better logging facilities so we can configure AAF logs rather than logging directly to STDOUT. AAF feature request: AAF-604 - Use a logging facade in CADI framework Open

AAI-1760 - [resources and traversal] Make the AAF profile active in OOM by default Open

5G PNF Software upgrade

We have a 5G related functionality in Change management, 5G PNF Software upgrade.

Right now, PNF software version is modeled and accepted in SDC, and also approved in Modeling subcommittee and TSC. (Modeling report)

We are not familiar with A&AI. The target of this functionality is to  update PNF Sw version when upgrade completion with specified pnfid. Could you and your team give us some help on this?

1)      Is there any available  APIs provided by AAI for this? 

2)      If yes, can you give me some details on it. If not, could you and AAI team provide support in Casablanca? We would like to provide contributions if needed.

Update  01 Aug: yaoguang wang to follow-up with SDC team and send conclusion results to James Forsyth

PNF Plug and Play w/ A&AI in Casablanca



There are a number of A&AI topics:

  1. GEOLOCATION - Suggested from the PNF Modeling discussions. It was counter-suggestion (form A&AI) was to use the COMPLEX Object. Some members of the PNF Modeling group still have questions about how this would work exactly.
  2. DETECTED SOFTWARE VERSION LIST - (this is already a tracked item above)
  3. CLOUD HOME - CLLI Code for Cloud homing of the PNF. Counter-suggestion (from A&AI) was to use the COMPLEX Object. However, the modeling community was not satisfied with this suggestion.
  4. MANAGER IP ADDRESS - Modeling in A&AI parameters for the Manager of the PNF. Counter-suggestion (from A&AI) was to model the NMS as a NF. Modeling community thought that the Manager IP address was more appropriate, simpler, more succinct solution instead of modeling the NMS as a NF.
  5. S/W IMAGE REPOSITORY - Location where NF Software repository is. Would be a URL/Web address.

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