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Can you use container NFs?

asked 2015-11-28 13:36:28 -0700

czivar gravatar image

There is significant attention on container Network Functions (e.g., ), as they are more lightweight than VM-based NFs. Is there a way to use container NFs with OPNFV? Where can I find more information?

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answered 2016-02-03 15:25:00 -0700

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you could look into FLANEL for integration of containers using neutron stack at the networking level - that is you had a container cluster already (Kbns, Docker, etc) and you wanted to have a OPNFV deployed Infrastructure work over neutron.

if you are talking about the use of a container rather than a Virtual Machine for use in housing a Network Function (i think that is what you mean by NF) then Openstack has the option of using lxc containers for some time. (link provided for hypervisor types). There are also deployments of Openstack with Murano and K8ns clusters as well as many examples on the internet of different combinations of docker, Kn8s and openstack that can be found.

Hypervisor matrix, info on Docker bugs at the bottom

since within OPNFV the openstack is delivered, the options to do some or all of these integrations can be possible, take a look at the different OPNFV installers and see which features would suit best.

Cheers, Daniel

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