Guilin Release Notes

This page provides the release notes for the ONAP Guilin release. This includes details of software versions, known limitations, and outstanding trouble reports.

Release notes are cumulative for the release, meaning this release note will have an entry for each Major, Minor, and Maintenance release, if applicable.

Each component within the ONAP solution maintains their own component level release notes and links to those release notes are provided below. Details on the specific items delivered in each release by each component is maintained in the component specific release notes.

Guilin Releases

The following releases are available for Guilin:

Guilin Major Release 7.0.0

Release data

Project Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)
Release name Guilin
Release version 7.0.0
Release date December 3rd 2020

Guilin Features

ONAP Gulin focusses on:

  • 5G network automation and services such as network slicing through RAN, core and transport
  • deepening O-RAN Software Community integration along with other leading SDOs
  • seamless orchestration of CNFs, VNFs and PNFs
  • and bringing several new ONAP Blueprint and docs updates.

5G Network Slicing

In the industry evolution toward 5G networks, Guilin expands upon the end-to-end network slicing introduced with Frankfurt with the addition of RAN, core, and transport through Network Slice Subnet Management Function (NSSMF) which completes functionality with the Communication Service Management Function (CSMF) and Network Slice Management Function (NSMF) components. In addition to the NSSMF included in Guilin, ONAP supports an external RAN NSSMF. Next, the RAN domain also has initial support for a simple closed control loop and machine learning (ML) for intelligent slicing.

ONAP/O-RAN Alignment

The release also marks greater ONAP + O-RAN Software Community harmonization by adding support for the A1 interface (O-RAN A1-AP v1.1), adding to the existing O1 support. ONAP can now manage multiple A1 targets with different versions and includes a A1 Policy Management Service that interacts with the Near Real-Time RICs policy instances and provides a transient cache for these policies.

CNF, VNF and PNF integration

Guilin contains a large number of new features classified into design time, run time, and ONAP operations to optimize the self-serve control loop and dashboard, make it easier to reuse existing models, make xNF pre-onboarding and onboarding easier, speed up UI development, and more. For Documentation (Usability), ONAP documentation made improvements such as setting up ONAP, Platform Operations, Service Design and Deployment, and User Guides. Specific to cloud native, The Service Design & Creation (SDC) project, the unified design time tool, now supports Helm types to natively support Cloud Native Network Functions (CNF).

Enhancements in ONAP Blueprints

Other enhancements to the ONAP Blueprints includes a new Standard Defined VNF Event Stream (VES) event for Fault Management (FM) / Performance Management (PM) Data Collection, the first use of Machine Learning in Self-Organizing Networks (SON), and greater support for 5G RAN Wireless Network Resource Model (NRM) with Service Modeling and Definition and Intent Based Network supporting intent-drive 5G slice creation.

Project Specific Release Notes

ONAP releases are specified by a list of project artifact versions in the project repositories and docker container image versions listed in the OOM Helm charts.

Each project provides detailed release notes and prepends to these if/when any updated versions the project team believes are compatible with a major release are made available.

Documentation

ONAP Guilin Release provides a set selection of documents, see ONAP Documentation.

The developer wiki remains a good source of information on meeting plans and notes from committees, project teams and community events.

Security Notes

Details about discovered and mitigated vulnerabilities are in ONAP Security

ONAP has adopted the CII Best Practice Badge Program.

In the Guilin release, 24% projects pass the CII badge, 52% projects pass 75% of the CII silver badge tests (next badge up from the vanilla CII badge), 5% projects pass 84% of the CII silver badge tests, and 20% pass the entirety of the silver CII badge.

Project specific details are in the release notes for each project.

ONAP Maturity Testing Notes

For the Guilin release, ONAP continues to improve in multiple areas of Scalability, Security, Stability and Performance (S3P) metrics.

In Guilin the Integration team focussed in

  • Automating ONAP Testing to improve the overall quality
  • Adding security and E2E tests
  • Integrated new ONAP Python SDK in E2E testing

More details in ONAP Integration Project

Known Issues and Limitations

Known Issues and limitations are documented in each project Release Notes.