1. Abstract

This document provides information on how to install the OpenDaylight SFC features in OPNFV with the use of os_odl-sfc-(no)ha scenario.

2. SFC feature desciription

For details of the scenarios and their provided capabilities refer to the scenario description documents:

  • <os-odl-sfc-ha>
  • <os-odl-sfc-noha>

The SFC feature enables creation of Service Fuction Chains - an ordered list of chained network funcions (e.g. firewalls, NAT, QoS)

The SFC feature in OPNFV is implemented by 3 major components:

  • OpenDaylight SDN controller
  • Tacker: Generic VNF Manager (VNFM) and a NFV Orchestrator (NFVO)
  • OpenvSwitch: The Service Function Forwarder(s)

3. Hardware requirements

The SFC scenarios can be deployed on a bare-metal OPNFV cluster or on a virtual environment on a single host.

3.1. Bare metal deployment on (OPNFV) Pharos lab

Hardware requirements for bare-metal deployments of the OPNFV infrastructure are given by the Pharos project. The Pharos project provides an OPNFV hardware specification for configuring your hardware: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/pharos/docs/pharos-spec.html

3.2. Virtual deployment

SFC scenarios can be deployed using APEX installer and xci utility. Check the requirements from those in order to be able to deploy the OPNFV-SFC:

Apex: https://wiki.opnfv.org/display/apex/Apex XCI: https://wiki.opnfv.org/display/INF/XCI+Developer+Sandbox