Architecture

Introduction

OOF-HAS is an policy-driven placement optimizing service (or homing service) that allows ONAP to deploy services automatically across multiple sites and multiple clouds. It enables placement based on a wide variety of policy constraints including capacity, location, platform capabilities, and other service specific constraints.

HAS is a distributed resource broker that enables automated policy-driven optimized placement of services on a global heterogeneous platform using ONAP. Given a set of service components (based on SO decomposition flows) and requirements for placing these components (driven by policies), HAS finds optimal resources (cloud regions or existing service instances) to home these service components such that it meets all the service requirements. HAS is architected as an extensible homing service that can accommodate a growing set of homing objectives, policy constraints, data sources and placement algorithms. It is also service-agnostic by design and can easily onboard new services with minimal effort. Therefore, HAS naturally extends to a general policy-driven optimizing placement platform for wider range of services, e.g., DCAE micro-services, ECOMP control loops, server capacity, etc. Finally, HAS provides an traceable mechanism for what-if analysis which is critical for ease of understanding a homing recommendation and resolving infeasibility scenarios.

HAS in Service Instantiation workflows

Below is an illustration of HAS interactions with other ONAP components to enable Policy driven homing. The homing policy constraints have been expanded (and categorized) to highlight the range of constraints that could be provided to HAS for determining the homing solution. The figure also shows how HAS uses a plugin-based approach to allow an extensible set of constraints and data models.

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More information on how homing constraints are specified can be found at OOF-HAS Homing Specification Guide, and a sample homing template has been drawn up for residential vCPE Homing Use Case.

HAS Architecture (R2)

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Lifecycle of a Homing request in HAS

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A sample heuristic greedy algorithm of HAS (using a vCPE as example)

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