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Project NameEnter the name of the project
Target Release NameCasablanca Release
Project Lifecycle StateIncubation. Refer to ONAP Charter, section 3.3 Project Lifecycle for further information
Participating Company AT&T, Intel (need to confirm), Tech Mahindra, Ericsson


What is this release trying to address?

The Casablanca Release will be focusing on the following areas:

  • Upgrade to Karaf 4
  • Upgrade of ODL to Oxygen (CCSDK dependency)
  • Migrate DB to use Maria DB with Galera (CCSDK dependency)
  • Platform Maturity (i.e., S3P items)
    • Resiliency
      • Level 2 - regression from Beijing, plug close gap on DB resiliency.
      • DB Resiliency was a limitation in Beijing due to the Active/Standby nature of MySQL. MariaDB w/Galera provides an active-active clustered configuration, which will support local fail-over.
    • Scalability
      • Level 1 will be a regression run on Casablanca release - anticipate this to be test only
    • Stability
      • Level 1 will be a regression run on Casablanca release - anticipate this to be test only
      • Level 2 requirement is expected to be covered by the Integration team.
    • Security
      • Level 1 definition has changed in Casablanca. Not clear we are achieve Level 1
      • Address outstanding items related to CII Passing Badge:
        • Clearing Critical and Medium Nexus IQ Security alerts to the extent possible
        • Addressing 2 other security related items from Passing Badge related to encryption
      • Secure DMaaP topics (Dependency on DMaaP project) - Stretch Goal, not currently committed for Casablanca
        • DMaaP indicated delivery would be Sept, plus
        • DMaaP story is still not written to enable APPC to assess impact at this stage.
  • Support new LCM action Reboot and various other enhancements to existing LCM actions (Tracked under Epic: APPC-899)
  • Documentation updates (readthedocs) for Casablanca, such as, but not limited to:
    • LCM API Guide
    • Release Notes
  • Code Coverage for CDT (Javascript) - TBD, no commitment at this stage
  • Use Cases
    • ConfigScaleOut - Partially supported
      • Support Retrieval of configuration data from AAI instead of having SO pass configuration data in payload - (investigate if we can we reuse the named query)
        • Dependency on SO to pass the vf-module-id of the vDNS instance that must be added.
        • Assumption is that AAI data needed is available
      • No commitment on Controller Type since requirements are still unclear.
    • Change Management - No Commitment
    • 5G/PNF - No Commitment (although APPC is listed as an impacted component, there does not appear to be any immediate requirement for Casablanca. Items noted are longer road map items)

Use Cases

Describe the use case this release is targeted for (better if reference to customer use case).

The use cases supported in Beijing release will continue to be supported as part of regression assuming all other components do likewise.

APPC will contribute partially to the following use cases as part of the functional requirements.

  • Scaling Use Case - 
    • APPC will support retrieving the data to be configured from AAI. This however has a dependency on SO to  pass the vf-module-id of the vDNS that was instantiated..
    • Discussions around how Controller Type will be handled are still too vague and unclear, so no commitment can be made to support this. APPC will continue to support APPC and SDNC via the Client Library as was done in Beijing.

Minimum Viable Product

Same as was defined for Beijing with the adding of CDT.


List the functionalities that this release is committing to deliver by providing a link to JIRA Epics and Stories. In the JIRA Priority field, specify the priority (either High, Medium, Low). The priority will be used in case de-scoping is required. Don't assign High priority to all functionalities.


Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution


Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution

Longer term roadmap

The long term road map is to achieve all the goals outlined in the approved project proposal; to be fully model and standards driven, be agnostics and make no assumptions about the network. Support configuration and lifecyle management of VNF/VNFC in a generic fashion so that on-boarding any new VNF/VNFC is just a matter of configuration and data. Longer term items include:

  • Align to the controller architecture proposed as part of ONAP by the architecture team.
  • Work with SDNC team to converge on a single controller design tool
  • Support different types of clouds, currently only support Openstack;

Release Deliverables

Indicate the outcome (Executable, Source Code, Library, API description, Tool, Documentation, Release Note...) of this release.

Deliverable NameDeliverable DescriptionDeliverable Location
"App-c Image" Docker ContainerExecutableDocker images available on nexus3
Java Source CodeThe Java code for the main App-c components.appc Git repository
Deployment ScriptsLinux shell scripts and Maven pom files used to generate the Docker containers. appc/deployment Git repository
Directed Graph Xml Files (DGs)Xml files define the directed graphs which are installed to database during startup and are used to determine actions taken by app-c appc/deployment Git repository
Yang Model Files Yang files are used to define the...appc Git repository
Property Files Property files are used to define values that may need to be changed depending on the environment app-c is run in.appc Git repository
CDT toolan APP-C Design Tool enabling VNF owners to create templates and other artifacts used by APP-C Configure actions (used to apply a post-instantiation configuration) as well as other life cycle commandsappc/cdt Git repository


List all sub-components part of this release.
Activities related to sub-components must be in sync with the overall release.

Sub-components are repositories and are consolidated in a single centralized place. Edit the Release Components name for your project in the centralized page.

ONAP Dependencies

List the other ONAP projects you depend on.

APPC depends on the the following components as part of the general ONAP architecture:

  • SDC: Rest based interface exposed by SDC. APPC receives notifications from SDC on VNF information. SDC team provides an SDC Listener, which is used by APPC. (Currently we have no use case for this, although supported)
  • AAI: APPC retrieves and updates VNF data from/to AAI.
  • DMaaP: Message bus for communication with other components in the solution (SDC, DCAE, MSO, Portal, OOM)
  • CCSDK - APPC currently gets ODL & DB package from CCSDK; CCSDK and APPC currently must align on ODL version. 
  • AAF - AAF is used for ODL API authorization
  • MultiVIM - APPC can access Openstack via MultiVIM or CPD-PAL. MultiVIM is optional for APPC at this stage. Support of MultiVIM is limited to the Generic_Restart action only.

For the Casablanca release, APPC has dependencies on the following three projects for specific deliverables:

  • CCSDK - - Oxygen ODL & MariaDB plus Galera
  • SO - for scale out scenario to deliver the correct data to retrieve AAI information
  • AAI - for named query to return the applicable data (Action: Need to discuss with AAI if they will provide named query or expand name query provided in Amsterdam.


High level architecture diagram

At that stage within the Release, the team is expected to provide more Architecture details describing how the functional modules are interacting.

Indicate where your project fit within the ONAP Archiecture diagram.

Block and sequence diagrams showing relation within the project as well as relation with external components are expected.

Anyone reading this section should have a good understanding of all the interacting modules.

For details on the APPC architecture, refer to the APPC User Guide.

Platform Maturity

Refering to CII Badging Security Program and Platform Maturity Requirements, fill out the table below by indicating the actual level , the targeted level for the current release and the evidences on how you plan to achieve the targeted level.

AreaActual LevelTargeted Level for current ReleaseHow, EvidencesComments
  • 0 -- none
  • 1 – baseline performance criteria identified and measured
  • 2 & 3 – performance improvement plans created & implemented

1 - project team

2 - Integration team

Integration team did a 72 hour test in Beijing

1 - project team

2 - Integration team

Assume Integration team will address Level 2 -  72 hour test in Casablanca

  • 0 – none
  • 1 – 72 hours component level soak w/random transactions
  • 2 – 72 hours platform level soak w/random transactions
  • 3 – 6 months track record of reduced defect rate


In Casablanca we will address Resiliency at the DB level since that was a constrain in Beijing. this will be possible with the move to Maria DB w/Galera

  • 0 – none
  • 1 – manual failure and recovery (< 30 minutes)
  • 2 – automated detection and recovery (single site)
  • 3 – automated detection and recovery (geo redundancy)

1?  Partial

Level 1 definitions in Casablanca where changed.

Unclear if we can meet Level 1 at this time based on Open Questions:

  1. How do we handle false positives and third party issues reported in NexusIQ;
    1. We will tackle Criticals first and then address mediums as time permit
  2. How do we deal with contiguously retaining no critical or high known vulnerabilities > 60 days when we are on a 6 month release cycle
  3. Addressing ALL communication has dependency on other projects, such as DMaaP, and dependency alignment does not fit schedule.

  • 0 – none
  • 1 – CII Passing badge + 50% Test Coverage
  • 2 – CII Silver badge; internal communication encrypted; role-based access control and authorization for all calls
  • 3 – CII Gold
  • 0 – no ability to scale
  • 1 – single site horizontal scaling
  • 2 – geographic scaling
  • 3 – scaling across multiple ONAP instances


Recommendation for Casablanca is Level 2; however, Level 2 requirements are unclear and cannot be committed to.

  • 1 – single logging system across components; instantiation in < 1 hour
  • 2 – ability to upgrade a single component; tracing across components; externalized configuration management


Recommendation for Casablanca is Level 2; however, we cannot meeting Level 2

All new API’s must adhere to the ONAP API Common Versioning Strategy and Documentation Guidelines;   - There was an issue with ODL & API version - need to investigate further

Swagger 2.0 - We dependent on what ODL Oxygen for API documentation and they dictate version of Swagger used, currently looked like v1.2

E2E tutorial ???

  • 1 – user guide; deployment documentation; API documentation
  • 2 – UI consistency; usability testing; tutorial documentation

  • API Incoming Dependencies

List the API this project is expecting from other projects.
Prior to Release Planning review, Team Leads must agreed on the date by which the API will be fully defined. The API Delivery date must not be later than the release API Freeze date.

Prior to the delivery date, it is a good practice to organize an API review with the API consumers.

API Name

API DescriptionAPI Definition DateAPI Delivery dateAPI Definition link (i.e.swagger)
SDCREST APICurrently Available, but needs to be updated to use onap.orgTBDLink toward the detailed API description

Needs further discussion: New named query to retrieve data for ScaleOut or does APPC need to build the query??

CCSDKOpenDayLight, SLI, AAI Client, dblibEnd of JuneTBD
DMaaPAPI  to publish/subscribe to  events sent for VNF/VM action requests.Will DMaaP be providing support for secure topics?TBDDMaaP API
AAFApplication Authorization FrameworkCurrently AvailableCurrently Available

  • API Outgoing Dependencies

API this project is delivering to other projects.

API Name

API DescriptionAPI Definition DateAPI Delivery dateAPI Definition link (i.e.swagger)
NB InterfaceREST API

Link toward the detailed API description

  • Third Party Products Dependencies

Third Party Products mean products that are mandatory to provide services for your components. Development of new functionality in third party product may or not be expected.
List the Third Party Products (OpenStack, ODL, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch,Crystal Reports, ...).


ODLOpenDaylight controller platformOxygen
Docker Docker container host1.12
MariaDB data base container TBD

In case there are specific dependencies  (Centos 7 vs Ubuntu 16. Etc.) list them as well.

  • Testing and Integration Plans

Provide a description of the testing activities (unit test, functional test, automation,...) that will be performed by the team within the scope of this release.

Describe the plan to integrate and test the release deliverables within the overall ONAP system.
Confirm that resources have been allocated to perform such activities.

  • CSIT tests added as part of R1 will continue to be supported in R3
  • Pairwise testing will be done in the WindRiver Dev lab similar to what was done in R3.
  • Epics are created to track testing activities to address Platform Maturity items.
  • Gaps

This section is used to document a limitation on a functionality or platform support. We are currently aware of this limitation and it will be delivered in a future Release.
List identified release gaps (if any), and its impact.

Gaps identifiedImpact
To fill outTo fill out
  • Known Defects and Issues

Provide a link toward the list of all known project bugs.

Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution

  • Risks

List the risks identified for this release along with the plan to prevent the risk to occur (mitigation) and the plan of action in the case the risk would materialized (contingency).

Risk identifiedMitigation PlanContingency Plan
ODL upgrade to Oxygen & DB to MariaDB - depends on CCSDK projectsCCSDK team has started work early on these two dependencies; They are currently telling us they plant o have these ready at start of Casablanca.Fall back to Nitrogen & MySQL (same as Beijing)
SO dependency to delivery needed data to support the ScaleOut use case - need to provide vf-module-id of the vDNS scaled?
Continue using the flow as designed in Beijing
APPC needs data to be in AAI in order to support the ConfigScaleOut use case for retrieval of the configuration data. Either SDNC (or SO) must write this data into AAI after the instantiation event happens.
Continue using the flow as designed in Beijing
DMaaP support of Secure Topics?

  • Resources

Fill out the Resources Committed to the Release centralized page.

  • Release Milestone

The milestones are defined at the Release Level and all the supporting project agreed to comply with these dates.

  • Team Internal Milestone

This section is optional and may be used to document internal milestones within a project team or multiple project teams. For instance, in the case the team has made agreement with other team to deliver some artifacts on a certain date that are not in the release milestone, it is erecommended to provide these agreements and dates in this section.

It is not expected to have a detailed project plan.

To fill outTo fill outTo fill out
  • Documentation, Training

  • Highlight the team contributions to the specific document related to he project (Config guide, installation guide...).
  • Highlight the team contributions to the overall Release Documentation and training asset
  • High level list of documentation, training and tutorials necessary to understand the release capabilities, configuration and operation.
  • Documentation includes items such as:
    • Installation instructions
    • Configuration instructions
    • Developer guide
    • End User guide
    • Admin guide
    • ...


The Documentation project will provide the Documentation Tool Chain to edit, configure, store and publish all Documentation asset.

Documentation updates planned for Beijing release are tracked under Documentation Epic: APPC-993

Other Information

  • Vendor Neutral

If this project is coming from an existing proprietary codebase, ensure that all proprietary trademarks, logos, product names, etc. have been removed. All ONAP deliverables must comply with this rule and be agnostic of any proprietary symbols.

  • Free and Open Source Software

FOSS activities are critical to the delivery of the whole ONAP initiative. The information may not be fully available at Release Planning, however to avoid late refactoring, it is critical to accomplish this task as early as possible.
List all third party Free and Open Source Software used within the release and provide License type (BSD, MIT, Apache, GNU GPL,... ).
In the case non Apache License are found inform immediately the TSC and the Release Manager and document your reasoning on why you believe we can use a non Apache version 2 license.

Each project must edit its project table available at Project FOSS.

Charter Compliance

The project team comply with the ONAP Charter.