5G - PNF Plug and Play


The PNF Plug and Play is a procedure that is executed between a PNF and ONAP. In the process of PNF registration, ONAP establishes a PNF resource instance for the PNF with a corresponding A&AI entry. The PNF registration uses a VES exchange with the PNF Registration handler within ONAP to complete the registration. Allowing the PNF resource instance to be associated with an existing service instance. This use case is intended to be applicable to a variety of PNFs such as routers and 5G base stations. The steps and descriptions have been drafted to be as general as possible and to be applicable to a relatively wide variety of PNFs. However, the use case was originally developed with a consideration for 5G PNF Distributed Units (DU).

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