Blueprint: Multi-Server Integrated Cloud native NFV/App stack (Short term: MICN)
Project Technical Lead: Kuralamdhan Ramakrishnan, Elected 6/24/2019
Link to process-SC review record Graduation reviews
Blueprint Family - Proposed Name
Integrated Cloud Native NFV stack
SDWAN, Customer Edge, Edge Clouds – deploy VNFs/CNFs and applications as micro-services
Blueprint proposed Name
Multi-server Cloud Native stack
Initial POD Cost (capex)
Scale & Type
Minimum of 4 Xeon Servers + 1 Xeon server as genesis
SDWAN, ML/DL Analytics, EdgeXFoundry and 360 degree Video streaming
Bare Metal Provisioning : ironic with Metal3 controlled by Cluster API
Kubernetes provisioning : KuD.
Centralized controller: With Cluster-API
Docker for containers and Virtlet for VMs
Service Orchestration : ONAP (Only the components that require VNF/CNF workload deployments via K8S)
MEC framework: OpenNESS
Site orchestrator : Kubernetes upstream
Traffic Orchestration within a cluster: ISTIO
Traffic orchestration with external entities : ISTIO-ingress and ISTIO-egress with MCDeployment
Knative for function orchestration
Expose HW accelerators
Storage Orchestration: Ceph with Rook
Futrue: AF-XDP for packet processing based containers, OpenShift for site orchestrator, Kubevirt for VMs.
OVN, SRIOV, Flannel
Containers, VMs and functions
eBPF based CNI (such as PolyCube)
System level architect/lead: Srinivasa Addepalli
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• Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan is working as a Senior Software Engineer in Intel, Oregon has specialized in the field of Networking, storage and data management and worked in Telco industries.
• Kural's LinkedIn - link
Enyinna Ochulor is a Cloud Software Engineer at Intel. Since joining Intel, Enyinna has contributed to the OpenStack Neutron (DVR), and ONAP vCPE projects. LinkedIn
Itohan Ukponmwan is a Cloud Software Engineer at Intel. She has contributed to various projects in ONAP. She worked on the vCPE project in ONAP amsterdam release and contributed to making it possible to Deploy Intel's FlexRAN VNF with ONAP. She has also done a lot of work in enabling HPA features in ONAP for which Intel is a major contributor. Itohan has also contributed and worked on fixing bugs in the Opendaylight controller project.
|Le, Huifeng||Intelemail@example.com||Huifeng Le is a Cloud Software Engineer at Intel. He has contributed to cloud/network related open source projects such as Openstack Neutron, StarlingX, OpenNESS etc. and openstack service containerization.|
|Li, Cheng||Intelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cheng Li is a Cloud Software Engineer at Intel, has 3 years experiences on OpenStack, focus on neutron/cinder project. Also work on openstack automation deployment, i.e. ansible, docker/kubernetes, openstack-helm, Airship.|
|Yao, Le||Intelemail@example.com||Le Yao is a Cloud Software Engineer at Intel. Focus on neutron and kubernetes, virtlet and kubevirt.|
|Amar Kapadia||Aarna Networksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sriram Rupanagunta||Aarna Networksemail@example.com|
|Prem Sankar G||Lumina Networksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chen, Tingjie||Intelemail@example.com||Tingjie Chen is a Cloud Software Engineer at Intel, he has contributed to edge and storage related open source project such as Kubernetes RSD CSI, StarlingX etc, and also working on Ceph containerization in StarlingX.|
|Haibin Huang||Intelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Haibin is Cloud Software Engineer working out of Intel ShangHai. He has contributed to ONAP projects.|
|Rajamohan Raj||Intelemail@example.com||Raj is a Cloud Software Engineer at intel. He is currently working on the Distributed Analytics as a Service project.|
|Igor Duarte Cardoso||Intelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cloud, networks, telecommunications. OpenStack, OSM, Kubernetes, Akraino.|
|Larry Sachs||Intelemail@example.com||Cloud Software Engineer at Intel|
|Todd Malsbary||Intelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cloud Software Engineer at Intel|
|LF Mentorship program - Menteeemail@example.com|
|Palaniappan Ramanathan||Intelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cloud Software Architect at Intel|
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Hi Srinivasa Addepalli
Do we need to have hardware accelerators in the servers for this set-up. Will this work on Dell servers without acceleration?
Yes. It should work even without any accelerators. Only requirement is that servers support IPMI for now. We plan to support Redfish also eventually. Using IPMI, it controls BIOS via BMC to setup PXEBOOT, reboot and other operations. ICN infrastructure orchestration will take care of installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version and followed by Kubernetes via KuD (wihch internally uses Kubespray). It also installs ONAP4K8s. Then you can deploy applications using ONAP4K8s on multiple Edge K8s clusters. Let us know if you hit any issues. Make sure to copy Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan
Thanks Srinivasa Addepalli Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan
I see that ICN covers pretty good use cases like SD-WAN, Distributed analytics etc.
Is ICN also suitable for RAN use cases like RIC or CU sitting on edge. Because these applications may very require high throughput as they are closest virtualized applications to the users.
Yes, it is also suitable for RAN use cases. I am working on FlexRAN with N3000 acceleration.
Yes. ICN is for RAN too as RAN is becoming disaggregated.
We have written one article on ICN applicability for 5G RAN.
You can find it here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lfeakrainoicn-role-5g-ran-srinivasa-addepalli