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Use Case Overview & Description

The Configuration Persistence Service is a Common Data Layer Service providing database functionality to persist network element run-time information. CPS will perform key DB operations such as syncing data with xNFs. CPS enables OSS configuration, optimization and E2E LCM operations. It will be a new Platform Component in R8.

State Management DB (Bell) project is aimed at tracking states of network elements in a network.

Use Case Key Information

TOPICDESCRIPTIONWIKI PAGE
Requirements ProposalThis is a link to the requirements proposal made on the Requirements Sub-committeeHonolulu release - functional requirements proposed list
Architecture S/C infoInformation on the Architecture sub-committee presentation
Prior Project "Base" WikiLink to the "base" wiki for the Use Case, or work from a prior release.
Requirements Jira (REQ-###) TicketLink to the REQ Jira ticket for this use case

REQ-427 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Key Use Case Leads & Contacts

USE CASE LEADToine Siebelink  (PTL)

USE CASE LEAD (State Management work): Bruno Sakoto

USE KEY CONTACTS:


Meetings Register & RecordingsLink to Use Case Team meetings.Configuration Persistence Service Meeting Notes & Recordings

CPS team meetings 2021Configuration Persistence Service Meeting Notes & Recordings 2021
Architectural Issues & Decisions
Issues decisions and assumptions

BUSINESS DRIVER

This section describes Business Drivers needs. These business drivers are presented on the Requirements Sub-committee and should also be put into the release requirements sub-committee page.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - The Data Persistency Service is a new platform component that is designed to serve as a data repository for Run-time data that needs to be persistent. As a stand-alone ONAP component, this project provides data layer services to other ONAP platform components and use cases that require persistent configuration or operational data. The R6 development will be enhanced as well.      

BUSINESS IMPACT - The ability for service operators to visualize and manage data in a RAN network (PNFs, VNFs, and logical constructs) with ONAP is a critical business function because they are key Life Cycle Management (LCM) and OA&M operations. The project has business impacts to enhance the operation of data-handling within ONAP by providing efficient data layer services.

BUSINESS MARKETS - This project applies to any domain (wireless, transport, optical, and wireline) that ONAP may manage. It is not a market or geographical specific capability. It is expected that scaled ONAP installations such as Edge & Core ONAP deployments will also deploy the database across each installation.

FUNDING/FINANCIAL IMPACTS - This project represents a large potential Operating Expense (OPEX) savings for operators because of the ability to configure networks saving time and expenses.

ORGANIZATION MGMT, SALES STRATEGIES - There is no additional organizational management or sales strategies for this use case outside of a service providers "normal" ONAP deployment and its attendant organizational resources from a service provider.

Development Status

PROJECTPTLUser Story / EpicRequirement
A&AI


AAF

APPC


CLAMP

CC-SDK

CPSToine Siebelink

REQ-427 - Getting issue details... STATUS


DCAE

DMaaP

External API

HOLMES

MODELING

Multi-VIM /

Cloud



OOF

OOM

POLICY

PORTAL

SDN-C

SDC

SO

VID

VF-C

VNFRQTS

VNF-SDK

CDS

End to End Network Slicing (Use Case)

OOF SON (PCI) Use Case

Swaminathan Seetharaman

N.K. Shankar

Lin Meng



List of PTLs:Approved Projects

*Each Requirement should be tracked by its own User Story in JIRA 

SUPPORTING FILES

Supporting files for R8 CPS

DescriptionFile

CPS slides for DDF  

CPS Concepts


USE CASE DIAGRAM

Use cases define how different users interact with a system under design.  Each use case represents an action that may be performed by a user (defined in UML as an Actor with a user persona).

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Use Case Functional Definitions

Use Case Title

Configuration Persistence SERVICE

Actors (and System Components)

SDC, A&AI, C&PS, Use Cases (PCI, E2E NS, A1E, Mirror), DBMS, TSDB, xNF, DCAE, DMaaP

Description

Configuration Persistence Service is a platform component that is designed to serve as a data repository for Run time data that needs to be persistent. It is characterized by the following.

    DATA REPOSITORY -  The types of data that is stored in the Run-Time data storage repository for:

  1.    CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS - These are configuration parameters that are used by xNFs during PnP, installation, commissioning.
  2.    OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS - These are parameters that are derived, discovered, computed that are used by xNFs during run time AFTER the xNF becomes operational i.e. AFTER it has "booted up", been installed, configured. These operational parameters are Exo-inventory information, meaning it is information that doesn't belong in A&AI.
  3.    NETWORK ELEMENT POLICY INFORMATION - NE policy type information used by micro-service.
  4.    APPLICATION INFORMATION - Information related to operational parameter.

    DATA LAKE - Architecturally, the Configuration Persistence Service is designed to be a common services data layer which can serve as a data lake to other run time entities (ONAP components or external tools).

    CPS FUNCTIONS - The Configuration Persistence Service enables functionality to be performed by other entities. It will ENABLE the capability of another components or external tools within/or external to ONAP to perform the functions.

  •         CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS - Enables OSS configuration, optimization, and LCM operations.
  •         SYNCING - The Configuration Persistence Service enables the ability to sync data between initial and delta changes ONAP & the xNFs.
  •         DATA RECOVERY - It will allow for the recovery of data once a source of truth is defined.
  •         UPDATES - It will allow for updates, delta changes, and incremental updates to be performed.
  •         DATA HISTORY - See a history of changes in data including versioning of the data, updates, roll back, restoration, and time series management.
  •         AUDITING - Auditing of parameters against a "golden" template. It itself stores & provides the data for auditing. Consistency checks.
  •         ROLL BACK - It will allow for rollback back of entire DB to "save points" or recovery points.
  •         RESTORATION - It will allow for the recovery and restoration of data records to a fall back point.
  •         ACCESS CONTROL - A security topic, which allows the definition of policies, of who and what they can update.
  •         TOPOLOGY TRAVERSAL - It will enable the ability for something to traverse the relationship between data elements.
  •         MODEL ADAPTION - Allows for the adaptation or transformation of models from other sources (e.g. ORAN or 3GPP models

Points of Contact

Use Case Lead: Benjamin Cheung  Tony Finnerty  Joanne Liu Rudel

Key Use Case Members: Toine Siebelink  Bruno Sakoto  theodore johnson

Code Contributors: (same as above)

Preconditions

DEPLOYMENT - The C&PS container/project is deployed and up and running.

AUTHENTICATION - Authentication is performed by C&PS to allow access and interaction with other ONAP platform components.

Triggers / Begins when

(See "Flow Step" for Design Time Activities, and Initial Database Setup below in the Steps/flows)


Steps / Flows (success)

Steps in Basic Operation and setup of C&PS.

SETUP FLOW STEPSETUP STEP DESCRIPTION
(1) STND DEFINED VES UPDATE

(1) Standard defined VES event comes in through VES event, VES listener.

This is then published onto DMaaP and C&PS get for that topic, namespace 3GPP_Configuration to write updates to the C&PS Database.

Information coming into the C&PS via Stnd-Defined VES need to be "mapped" to the appropriate xNF and record.

(2) A&AI SYNCHRONIZATION

(2) A&AI Updates are made in order to update the existing xNF in the system

if a xNF is created or deleted the corresponding records in C&PS DB need to be created/deleted.

A&AI publishes onto DMaaP when an A&AI event occurs which updates the active xNFs available to the network.

(3) MICRO-SERVICE UPDATE(3) Micro-services can update information in C&PS DB

(4A) ONAP PLATFORM

COMPONENT INTERACTIONS

(4A) Other ONAP platform components such as the controllers might read or write information into the C&PS DB.


(4B) EXTERNAL ENTITIES(4B) External entities can interact with the C&PS DB through External API
DESIGN TIME ACTIVITIES (SD&C) (SETUP)

(Design time), (Setup DB) Yang Model development E.g.: ORAN specification Yang Model in line with 3GPP. SQL structure.

INITIAL A&AI GETALL (SETUP)Initial A&AI GetAll nodes is used to setup the existing xNFs that exist in the system

INITIAL DATABASE SETUP

(Run Time)

The C&PS Database is initially setup.
RUN-TIME OPERATIONRUN-TIME DESCRIPTION
SDC CSAR LISTENER (SETUP)The C&PS project listens for the Service CSAR packages which contain the schemas for resources associated with those services.

Post-conditions

SETUP OF C&PS - C&PS database is setup with initial schema

RUN-TIME OPERATION OF C&PS - the above run-time types of actions/operations (1) - (4A/B) above in the flow steps results in updates of C&PS or the interacting entity successfully retrieving information from C&PS DB.

Alternate / Exception Paths

The following describes error cases or conditions for each of the flow steps above:

SETUP FLOW STEPEXCEPTIONS / ALTERNATE / CORNER CASES / ERRORS
(1) STND DEFINED VES UPDATE

Inability to get VES event from namespace DMaaP Bus

Errors within the Stnd-Def VES event

(2) A&AI SYNCHRONIZATION

Inability to perform A&AI Event update

Errors in A&AI Event Update

(3) MICRO-SERVICE UPDATE

Inability of micro-service to update C&PS DB

Errors in C&PS DB Update

(4A) ONAP PLATFORM COMPONENT

Inability of component to update C&PS DB

Errors in C&PS DB Update

(4B) EXTERNAL ENTITIES

Inability of entity to update C&PS DB

Errors in C&PS DB Update

Errors in API/interface interaction problem.

DESIGN TIME ACTIVITIES (SD&C) (SETUP)Problems in SD&C
INITIAL A&AI GETALL (SETUP)

Inability to perform A&AI GetAll

Errors in A&AI GetAll

INITIAL DATABASE SETUP

(Run Time)

YANG models, schema setup problems

Setting up the C&PS DB errors.

RUN-TIME OPERATIONEXCEPTIONS / ALTERNATE / CORNER CASES / ERRORS
SDC CSAR LISTENER (SETUP)

If the SDC CSAR package is irretrievable from DMaaP.

If there is an Error in the SDC CSAR package

Related Use Cases

These are associated use cases or requirements depending on CPS

Use CaseLink or Description
OOF SON PCI Use Case

The OOF SON PCI is a 5G RAN Wireless use case spanning R3 through R7 and beyond:

R7 OOF SON Use Case

End to End Network Slicing

E2E Network slicing is a 5G RAN Wireless application

E2E Network Slicing Use Case in R7 Guilin


Assumptions


Tools / References / Artifacts


TESTING

Current Status

  1. Testing Blockers

  2. High visibility bugs
  3. Other issues for testing that should be seen at a summary level
  4. Where possible, always include JIRA links

End to End flow to be Tested

**This should be a summary level Sequence diagram done in Gliffy** 

Test Cases and Status

1There should be a test case for each item in the sequence diagram

NOT YET TESTED

2create additional requirements as needed for each discreet step

COMPLETE

3Test cases should cover entire Use Case

PARTIALLY COMPLETE

 Test Cases should include enough detail for testing team to implement the test

 FAILED

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