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


Release Notes

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

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.

ONAP Architecture

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.

ONAP Components and Functionalities

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.

Operations and Adminstration Guides

ONAP Platform operation and adminstration cover the configuration and installation of ONAP, its management, monitoring and other operational tasks (integration, user management,…)

User Guides

The User Guides focus on tasks to administer Services using ONAP, covering Service Design, instantiation and their management using control loops

Developer Guides

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.

Documentation Guides

People interested in the creation of ONAP documentation can find crucial information in the ONAP Documentation Guide. Currently some content resides also in the Developer Guide. This is subject to be reviewed, updated and migrated to the ONAP Documenation Guide.

VNF/PNF Requirements and Guidelines

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.

ONAP Security

The current state of ONAP Security is described here. We can learn about discovered and fixed vulnerabilities.