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Controller to NF Association

R5/R6 Topic

See Slides Nov 6, 2018. Development of Controller to NF assignment association S/W.

CDS, VF-C, APP-C, SDN-R, SDN-C; will the CCSDK "merging" of controllers happen in R6?




Data Persistency, RunTime DB

STATUS: Work for RunTime DB completed, not merged in R4

Dan Timoney moved to R5, one Jira for RunTime DB. One issue about merging.

ONAP code added can take a test ONAP deployment to have the ConfigDB work.

USE CASE REALIZATION MEETING (Notes 2019-01-30) U/C Cross-Interaction, Persistency



Controller LCM API Evolution

Goals (Architecture Evolution)
  • Target is common LCM API in CCSDK usable by different controller personas to simplify for both clients and controller implementations
  • Support PNFs for applicable LCM operations in a consistent way
  • Enable use of CDS blueprint processor to customize behavior of LCM operations in the 'self-service' category
    • In ONAP R4, CDS can be used for pre/post-instantiation configuration. Generic and model-driven design should allow CDS usage to be extended for additional operations and use cases.
  • Evolution steps that preserve backwards compatibility for clients

Present at the Arch S/C Apr 9 (Tue) second presentation.

Use Cases


RAN (ORAN-3GPP) Standards harmonization with ONAP

  • Orchestration at the Edge.
  • A1/O1/E2 communications. Edge to ENBs, Telemetry.
  • E2 will not have this info. O1 is I/F for PM counts. Not a management I/F.
  • WG3 (ORAN) is defining this.
  • ONAP w/ O1. Changes w/ O1 interface.
  • How to satisfy A1/O1 and in what time-frame.
  • U/C ORAN - ONAP harmonization. 3GPP ORAN ONAP.
  • Starting a new U/C in 5G. Marge, Vimal, Fred Feisullin
  • Edge inventory & topology. Transport BH consideration w/ real-time near-RT aspects
  • Akraino. MEC. Edge automation (Ramki).


Use Cases


Licensing Management

New U/C added to the 5G Use Cases for Licensing Management


Use Cases



PoC U/C will happen in WinLab. To meet time lines do those parts in Windriver focusing on DCAE, Policy and OOF.

Jira SDN-C (Dan Timoney) pushed El Alto (the Maintenance Release).

Use Cases


BBS U/C Evolution

BBS Evolution - Slide set linked in R6 proposed U/C. List of proposals & functional requirements.

  1. Change Service - want to use ONAP platform.
  2. Full Closed Loop for Fault Management - CLAMP.
  3. Service Update API (SO) - will be developed

Use Cases


PM Dictionary/FM MD GUI

Use Cases


PNF S/W Upgrade

PNF software upgrade in R6 Frankfurt
Use Cases




IoT Service Creation

IoT Create Services on 5G

5G Use Cases in R6 Frankfurt

June 19, 2019

Use Cases


Modeling gNB/5G RAN

Align, harmonize, reconcile various information models to ONAP model:

Expand & verify model and harmonize with the ONAP internal information & data model:

ETSI SOL001 ... 007 with ONAP internal Model

PNFD modeling (Model S/C)

5G Model (3GPP, RAN)


Open ROADM (reconfig optical add/drop multiplexer, Optical)

ONF (Optical)

ISOMII (Optical)

OTCC (Optical transport config & control)

 - Use Cases that need transport models need some model consistency.

 - Try a Use Case with extended ONAP model & real equipment.

Use Cases5G NRM (Network Resource Model) Configurationyaoguang wang

Presented at the 2019 June LFN DDF, titled as '5G Provisioning management service to NRM

Presentation scheduled for Aug 8, 2019


Architecture S/C


Arch S/C Information Flows:

Draft ONAP Information Flows

New Information flow for Preonboarding/Onboarding xNF packages/resources.

ARCHCOM: InfoFlow - Onboard Resource into SDC Flow


A&AI updates



PoC Definition

POC definition


Test Automation Progress

Use Case Test Automation

Action Items: Use case subcommittee to reach the Dublin use case owner to provide the following information. what's the current percentage of testing automation regarding your use case and functional requirements; what will be the plan to be 100% and constraints (resources availability etc.)

R6 Frankfurt / M0

Use Case Tracking Template

Need the U/C teams to fill out the Dev. Impacts.

More Generalized Use Case Template (discussed w/ Model team):

Use Case Tracking Template and Use Case Template

VID: Service Models Browser Orchestration

VID: Service Models browser - display orchestration type (macro / a`la carte) use-case.

This use-case requires us to extend the AAI data-model, with an additional field, related to Service Model.

This field will be used later on to indicate in VID the Service Model orchestration type.

A&AI Epic 2594 AAI-2594 - Getting issue details... STATUS


PNF / Preonboarding OnboardingNo Impact
PNF / Plug and Play

Wiki Page: PNF PLUG and PLAY in R6 Frankfurt

Modeling Impact with A&AI for Geo-Location modeling

with RFC6225 Lat/Long/Alt into Complex Object.

Discussion: Complex object has been deprecated, migration. Relationship from Complex to other objects. A lot of things already use the Complex object - so this would be a lot of impact. If you take the location bits of the Complex and then add a relationship to the PLACE object. In R6 only modeling work will be done. If the place becomes an object. ETSI LOCATION INFO. If it was additions to the Complex Object it would be ok.

SUMMARY: No S/W A&AI Impact in R6

PNF / Software UpgradeNo Impact
PNF / Configuration with NetConfNo Impact
5G / 5G Service Modeling

Modeling a 5G Service may require expansion of A&AI fields for PNF.

Benjamin Cheung looking at 3GPP TS28.540 and 3GPP TS28.541 model & network resource model (NRM) will analyze the model and present to Modeling Subcommittee & 5G U/C subcommittee ... possibly A&AI schema impacting?

SUMMARY: No S/W A&AI impact in R6 only Modeling work in R6.

5G / Bulk PM

Wiki Page: 5G Bulk PM in Frankfurt/R6

Ensure A&AI can generate necessary events related to xNF instantiation and removal

SUMMARY: Needs investigation. Mark Scott

AAI-2678 - Getting issue details... STATUS

5G / PM DictionaryNo Impact
5G / 5G Meta DataNo Impact

Wiki Page: OOF (SON) in R5 El Alto, OOF (SON) in R6 Frankfurt

OOF/SON/PCI Enhancements.

Models & relationship between Config, Operational DB & AAI

(Spreadsheet/Use Case Team): Cell Addition Management.

(Oct 10 2019 discussion): Cross dependency with RunTime DB Use Case. Add info into PNFName & PNFID in A&AI. Will this just be "usage" of A&AI or will there be additional schema changes or A&AI code changes or is this just Test Only? Reuse of Existing Objects. New objects related automatically flow to A&AI event topic on DMaaP.  Where is the topic & Payload.

CONTACTS: N.K. ShankaranarayananSwaminathan Seetharaman

SUMMARY: (Oct 10, 2019) No A&AI schema change or A&AI code change for R6. CLOSED

AAI-2670 - Getting issue details... STATUS

5G / E2E Network Slicing

Wiki Page: NETWORK SLICING PoC in R6 Frankfurt (Obsolete)

Update A&AI schema with Network Slicing model. Merged proposal presentation (CMCC & AmDocs) have been given at Architecture S/C (  ) and at Alla's call  

UPDATE: : For the E2E Network Slicing use case for Frankfurt Release, we intend to leverage the nested service model work that has been going on since Dublin release. From A&AI perspective, we foresee that the schemas would have to be enhanced to cover network slicing models. We have considered A&AI to be a stretch goal for Frankfurt, though we are committing resources. So, we would like to start the discussion in the coming weeks, and subsequently implementation work to try our best to complete the implementation for Frankfurt. AAI-2600 has been created just to indicate the SDC impacts, we will update it with more details, and also join the A&AI weekly call during the next 1-2 weeks to discuss further.

It is also noted in the release requirements page as A&AI: Code Change. Frankfurt Release Requirements

SUMMARY: Tracked by A&AI 2600. Presentation: Use Case Realization Call: November 20, 2019

AAI-2600 - Getting issue details... STATUS

5G / RAN ORAN 3GPP Standards Harmonization

No Impact
5G / Runtime Config DB


Epic #1 Run Time DB introduction

E1: INITIAL SETUP - A&AI Provides initial physical inventory info to RunTimeDB. Initial setup of physical inventory (PNFs) and initial configuration of RunTime DB should sync with A&AI. GetAllPNFs function from A&AI on startup. This function allows you to query for all of the elements currently in A&AI. This Get (all PNFs) API (Direct API call to A&AI). If there is a very large network, paging support (to get a set at a time). Produce an export of database (as a 1-time process).

Epic #2 Run Time DB Sync

E2: xNF OBJECT UPDATES - When a new xNF appears in the system, the RunTime DB needs to update its records to reflect the newly appearing or disappearing xNF. In theory A&AI posts a DMaaP notification that there is a change in xNF status and RunTime DB S/W subscribes to this topic and can update its records / database. Need to verify discuss with A&AI.

Discussion: No A&AI Jira ticket needed. To use the system properly: get credentials for AAF. Maybe onboarding from SDC. When you onboard the config changes to allow for a certain MAC id. This is all in AAF. on AAI side include them in AAI roles / traversal & resources. Bootstrap data in AAF to be updated. necessary to interact with any component; getting credentials into AAF is for general use across the systems.

SUMMARY: No A&AI S/W Impact.

5G / NRM CM w/ RESTful HTTPSNo Impact
5G / Licensing ManagementNo Impact. Modeling & architecture work for R6.

Frankfurt Release Requirements: Listed as A&AI TEST ONLY

SUMMARY: A&AI Test only


No Impact?? (Wiki lists nothing)

SUMMARY: A&AI Test only

Mobile Service Chaining & Service SelectionNo Impact?? (Wiki lists nothing)

PNF State Transition management for BBS, description:

State Transition Diagram (Working Draft)

(Spreadsheet/Use Case Team): Indicates impact

Update Did not foresee requirement, but needs to review first. We are currently reviewing the list of items we found in the BBWF BBS testing and once we sort through them we will communicate the results back to ONAP community. Regarding AAI specifically, we do not foresee any new requirements for Frankfurt, but we would like to conclude the review first before jumping to final conclusions. Stavros Kanarakis

SUMMARY: Needs investigation (See update)

AAI-2671 - Getting issue details... STATUS


A&AI Schema changes

  1. For "network-resource", add string "network-type" attribute.
    1. Has enumerated values e.g. ETH topology or OTN topology.
  2. For "pnf", add boolean "is-abstract" attribute.
    1. Has "false" value by default.
    2. Set to "true" value to represent abstract node, i.e. group of PNFs abstracted and presented as a single node by domain controller.
  3. For "logical-link", new enumerated values for "link-type" attribute, e.g. intra optical domain, inter optical domain, or inter operator domain.
    1. For "p-interface", add integer "inter-domain-plug-id" attributes.
  4. Has discovered values based on IETF specifications, for correlation between related objects in ETH topology and OTN topology.
  5. For "p-interface", new enumerated values for "interface-type" attribute, e.g. "Tunnel Termination Point".
  6. Add new resource "uni".
    1. Has termination point and cvlan attributes.
    2. Add EdgeRule to represent uni to p-interface relationship.
  7. Add new resource "label-restriction".
    1. Has discovered vlaues for label restriction attributes e.g. priority, range type, label start, label end.
    2. Add EdgeRule to represent te-link-attributes to label-restriction relationship.
  8. Add new resource "te-link-attributes"
    1. Has discovered values for te link attributes, e.g. isAbstract, link protection type, access type.
    2. Add EdgeRule to represent logical link to te-link-attibutes relationship.
  9. For "pnf", add new attribute "supporting-node" attribute.
    1. Has discovered value based on ETH topology and OTN topology
    2. Add EdgeRule to represent pnf to pnf relationship described by "supporting-node" attribute.
  10. Add new resource "tunnel-termination-point"
    1. Has discovered values for TTP attributes, e.g. TTP-id, admin-status, oper-status, protection-type, inter-layer-lock-id.
    2. Add EdgeRule to represent tunnel-termination-point to p-interface relationship.

CCVPN Use Case in Frankfurt Release

SUMMARY: Needs Investigate (Huawei)

AAI-2593 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Control LoopNo Impact
Multi Domain Optical Service L0/L1 Orchestration

Have done some prototyping in to ingest topology from external controllers and show them in A&AI. Will need more work to act on notifications from controllers and keep the topology in sync.

Wiki: Multi-domain Optical Network Services

(Spreadsheet/Use Case Team): Indicates impact

SUMMARY: Needs investigation of AAI-2623 (Epic). Resource models changing. It will be A&AI schema changes only, no A&AI S/W impact.

AAI-2683 - Getting issue details... STATUS (Epic);

AAI-2623 - Getting issue details... STATUS (Modeling change) ;

According to Srinivasan Ramanathan he will be contributing a new custom query and schema changes


No Impact (Confirmed)

Wiki: Change Management Frankfurt Extensions

(Spreadsheet/Use Case Team): Indicates impact; CHANGED to No Impact Chris Rapposelli-Manzo


Extending HPA for K8S, Wiki Page: Continuation of HPA

Base line: NFD (Node feature discovery) from K8S CNCF project. Discovery of hardware features,  creation of profiles and populating in A&AI of compute flavors.

From the Frankfurt Release Requirements page it lists as Test-Only and supported (tested) by Intel.

SUMMARY: Needs investigation. (No responses as of Oct 30).

  •  Ben will mention on Alla's Monday call. Alla's call resuming Mid-December

AAI-2672 - Getting issue details... STATUS

RUN TIME SECURITYNo Impact?? (Wiki lists nothing)
K8S Based Cloud Region Support

Wiki Page: K8S based Cloud region support (Continue from R4)

Does this impact A&AI? Continuous monitoring (using Kubernetes APIs) and updating the DB with latest status and resources allocated.

(Spreadsheet/Use Case Team): Indicates impact

SUMMARY: TEST ONLY (Confirmed). Assessment - Likely to use A&AI API not a code change.

No Impact to A&AI discussed   Jira Ticket AAI-2673 will be closed.

AAI-2673 - Getting issue details... STATUS (Closed)

DAaaSNo Impact?? (Wiki lists nothing)
3rd Party Operational Domain Manager

A&AI Impact analysis underway via PoC

see Wiki Page: Third-party Operational Domain Manager

Gets CFS instance from SO and RFS instance update from 3rd party.

(Spreadsheet/Use Case Team): Indicates Test only impact

SUMMARY: Confirm Test OnlyAtif Husain no A&AI impact. Storing service instance details, reuse service instance object. No Schema change. CLOSE AAI-2674

AAI-2674 - Getting issue details... STATUS


Apr 10, 2019Controller LCM API Evolution
  • Target is common LCM API in CCSDK usable by different controller personas to simplify for both clients and controller implementations
  • Support PNFs for applicable LCM operations in a consistent way
  • Enable use of CDS blueprint processor to customize behavior of LCM operations in the 'self-service' category
    • In ONAP R4, CDS can be used for pre/post-instantiation configuration. Generic and model-driven design should allow CDS usage to be extended for additional operations and use cases.
  • Evolution steps that preserve backwards compatibility for clients

May 1, 2019A&AI GraphGraph Visualizer

Visualizer for A&AI Model Layout

Use Case Realization Call: May 1, 2019

May 8, 2019A&AI Model Browser, Sparky

A&AI developer Model Browser to navigate and viewing attributes, object types & edge view

Recording & Slides: Use Case Realization Call: May 8, 2019

May 15, 2019A&AI Run Time Browser (Sparky)A&AI Run-Time Browser
May 22, 2019Edge Automation Overview & Discussion

Central & Distributed Edge ONAP configuration.

Topics include: Onboarding, Instantiation, Edge Orchestration, A&AI, Architecture, Work-flows, Multi-Tenancy

Use Case Realization Call: May 22, 2019

May 29, 2019Modeling S/C , Use Case Project Teams, Architecture S/C Way of Working

Model S/C (Sub committee) contributions page:

Modeling sub-committee Contributions

Jun 5, 2019Use Case slides for Dev. ForumUse Case Realization Call: June 5, 2019
July 10, 2019R6: PNF Software Upgrade Overview & Discussion

ONAP Read the Docs/R4 Announcements

WIKI: PNF software upgrade in R6 Frankfurt Overview & Presentation

July 24, 2019R6: OOF/SON PCI Use Case Demo, Overview & DiscussionOOF / PCI / SON Use Case Demo
Aug 7, 20195G NRM (Network Resource Model) Configuration U/C Overviewyaoguang wang5G NRM (Network Resource Model) Configuration U/C Overview & Presentation
Aug 14, 2019ORAN Standards Harmonization U/C OverviewORAN Standards Harmonization U/C Overview & Presentation
Aug 21, 2019Modeling Sub-Committee guidelines & Use Case Interactions

Modeling S/C Process Wiki: Proposed ONAP Release Process Updates for Information and Data Modeling

Use Case Tracking Template and Use Case Template

R6 Modeling High Level Requirements Planning Page: ONAP R6 Modeling High Level Requirements

Sept 4, 2019Licensing Management OverviewIntroduction of Licensing Management in R6
Sept 11, 2019SDC & R6 Use Case Impacts DiscussionOfir SonsinoDiscussion with SDC PTL Ofir w/ the Use Case Teams and SDC commitments. See the summary Table for SDC impacting Use Cases.
Sept 18, 2019

VID & R6 U/C Discuss

Preparation for Technical Conference Antwerp

Ittay Stern

Use Case Teams

Discussion with VID PTL (Ittay Stern) for R6 Use Case Impacts discussion and commitments for VID impacting Use Cases

Preparing slides for Use Cases at the Technical Conference Antwerp (for 5G/PNF use cases)

Sept 25, 2019A&AI & R6 Use Case Impacts DiscussionDiscussion with A&AI PTL (Jimmy Forsyth) and Chandra Cinthala for R6 A&AI Use Case Impacts discussion and commitments.
Oct 2, 2019DCAE & R6 Use Case Impacts DiscussionVijay Venkatesh KumarDiscussion with DCAE PTL (Vijay Kumar) for R6 Use Case Impacts discussion and commitments for DCAE impacting Use Cases
Oct 9, 2019M1 U/C discussionUse Case TeamsM1 Deadline (Oct 10 2019)
x, 2019SO & R6 Use Case Impacts DiscussionDiscussion with SO PTL (Seshu Kumar) for R6 Use Case Impacts discussion and commitments.
x, 2019Release Manager DiscussionDavid McBrideDiscussion with David McBride of the Linux Foundation, the R6 Release Manager regarding practices, wiki page updates, Jira dashboard and what is a use case?
x, 2019RunTime DB DiscussionDiscussion of the RunTime DB Use Case in R6 Frankfurt which introduces a Common Service Data Layer for a data lake to store configuration and operational parameters.
x, 2019PoC Planning & DiscussionTracy Van BrakleCombination Plugfest & PoC 1st week of December brining together subset of ONAP modules as SMO (svc mgmt orchestration) layer w/ other artifacts from ORAN S/W (LF). LF will publicize. Planned June 2020.



Use Case Impacts Spreadsheet


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