OPNFV User Guide

1. Abstract

OPNFV is a collaborative project aimed at providing a variety of virtualization deployments intended to host applications serving the networking and carrier industry. This document provides guidance and instructions for using platform features designed to support these applications, made available in the OPNFV Colorado release.

This document is not intended to replace or replicate documentation from other open source projects such as OpenStack or OpenDaylight, rather highlight the features and capabilities delivered through the OPNFV project.

2. Introduction

OPNFV provides a suite of scenarios, infrastructure depoyment options, which are able to be installed to host virtualized network functions (VNFs). This guide intends to help users of the platform leverage the features and capabilities delivered by the OPNFV project in support of these applications.

OPNFV Continuous Integration builds, deploys and tests combinations of virtual infrastructure components in what are defined as scenarios. A scenario may include components such as OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OVS, KVM etc. where each scenario will include different source components or configurations. Scenarios are designed to enable specific features and capabilities in the platform that can be leveraged by the OPNFV user community.

3. Feature Overview

The following links outline the feature deliveries from the participant OPNFV projects in the Colorado release. Each of the participating projects provides detailed descriptions about the delivered features. Including use cases, implementation and configuration specifics on a per OPNFV project basis.

The following are Configuration Guides and User Guides and assume that the reader has already some information about a given projects specifics and deliverables. These guides are intended to be used following the installation of a given OPNFV installer to allow a user to deploy and implement feature delivered by OPNFV.

If you are unsure about the specifics of a given project, please refer to the OPNFV projects home page, found on http://wiki.opnfv.org, for specific details.

You can find project specific usage and configuration information below: