Design Time User Guide

Below are the requirements to enable automation for a service within ONAP.

For instantiation, the goal is to be able to automatically resolve all the HEAT/Helm variables, called cloud parameters.

For post-instantiation, the goal is to configure the VNF with initial configuration.

Prerequisite

  • Gather the cloud parameters:

instantiation:

Have the HEAT template along with the HEAT environment file (or) Have the Helm chart along with the Values.yaml file

(CDS supports, but whether SO → Multicloud support for Helm/K8S is different story)

Post-instantiation:

Have the configuration template to apply on the VNF.

  • XML for NETCONF
  • JSON / XML for RESTCONF
  • not supported yet - CLI
  • JSON for Ansible [not supported yet]
  • Identify which template parameters are static and dynamic
  • Create and fill-in the a table for all the dynamic values

While doing so, identify the resources using the same process to be resolved; for instance, if two IPs has to be resolved through the same IPAM, the process the resolve the IP is the same.