Open Network Automation Platform¶
Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation.
ONAP provides a comprehensive platform for real-time, policy-driven service orchestration and automation. ONAP enables service providers and developers to rapidly automate the instantiation and configuration of physical and virtual network functions and to support complete life cycle management activities. By unifying the resources of open source members, ONAP enables the acceleration of the development of a vibrant ecosystem around a globally shared architecture and the implementation of network automation faster than any product could on its own.
Please find some guidance here on the content of ONAP documentation:
Main documentation areas
The Release Notes besides providing the basic information on the main release, also presents link to the release information of each, specific ONAP component.
ONAP Overview provides generic and high-level guidance on the mission and main functionalities of ONAP. Basic guidelines on license details, limitations and security references support understanding the solution.
The ONAP architecture and its functional elements are described in details here. We can learn how the two main frameworks, namely the Design-time framework and the Run-time framework cooperate and how the Microservices, Common services and the ONAP Portal support the certain functions.
The ONAP components and functionalities are described in details here. We can learn what functionalities ONAP provides and how the certain components in ONAP operate together.
ONAP Platform operation and adminstration cover the configuration and installation of ONAP, its management, monitoring and other operational tasks (integration, user management,…)
The User Guides focus on tasks to administer Services using ONAP, covering Service Design, instantiation and their management using control loops
Developers contributing to the ONAP development can find crucial information in the Developer Guides. The reader can search among the developers’ topics in alphabetical order.
Harmonized VNF and PNF requirements and reduced customization of onboarding VNFs and PNFs can accelerate the optimal usage of this ONAP environment. The guidelines on VNF/PNF requirements facilitates synchronized and aligned activities for all participants.