VF-C Offered APIs

Now VF-C provides the NS life cycle management APIs to UUI,SO,Policy and package management APIs to UUI. For VNFM vendor, VF-C also provides the VNFM integration APIs, they can reference these APIs to implmemet their VNFMDriver to integrate with VF-C and ONAP.

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NFVO provided interfaces:

  • Network Service LCM interface

    Provides Network Service LCM interface(NS instantiate/scale/heal/terminate/query/…)

  • VNF Operation Granting interface

    Provides VNF Operation Granting interface and make granting decision

  • NS package management interface

    Provides runtime NS package management interface

  • VNF package management interface

    Provides runtime VNF package management interface

GVNFM provided interfaces:

  • VNF LCM interface

    Provides the VNF LCM interface(VNF instantiate/terminate/query/…)

More interface defination can be found in the following part.

VFC Northbound API

Network services lifecycle management APIs

In Dublin release, VF-C provides SOL005 compliant APIs as follows

api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances
api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)
api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/instantiate
api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/update
api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/scale
api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/heal
api/nslcm/v1/ns_instances/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/terminate
api/nslcm/v1/ns_lcm_op_occs/(?P<lcmopoccid>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)
api/nslcm/v1/subscriptions
api/nslcm/v1/ns_lcm_op_occs

But for the previous APIs, we still keep in Dublin, but the following APIs will be deprecated in the future release

    api/nslcm/v1/ns
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/instantiate
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/terminate
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/postdeal
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/scale
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/heal
api/nslcm/v1/ns/(?P<ns_instance_id>[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/update

More APIs defination and reference can be found in the following page:

VNFM Integration APIs

VNFM Driver Integration Related APIs, these APIs are mainly provided for Vendor, if you want to integrate with VF-C and ONAP, you can reference these APIs to implement your VNFMDriver These integration APIs includ two part:

  • The VNF life cycle management APIs for the VNFMDriver should be implemented
  • The NFVO APIs for the VNFMDri1 will be request, like grant APIs

GVNFM Northbound & Southbound APIs

VF-C provides the Generic VFNM , it can be as the GVNFM reference implementaton. Now the Northbound APIs of GVNFM has been compli1t with SOL003 and it now can be integrate with VF-C NFVO. In tosca-based vCPE use case, the GVNFM founction have been verified in Casablanca release.

GVNFM Northbound & Southbound APIs for VNF Integration

CATALOG APIs

CATALOG APIs for VNF Integration