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    Contrail Service Orchestration Overview

    Contrail Service Orchestration is a suite of products for designing and deploying network services in the Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model. Contrail Service Orchestration provides a RESTful API to connect with service providers’ operational support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) applications and is responsible for many management and network orchestration (MANO) activities in the deployment. Contrail Service Orchestration consists of the following components:

    • Administration CLI, which is a tool that you use to manage customers.
    • Cloud CPE Tenant Site and Service Manager and its auxiliary component, Identity and Access Manager, which manage customers and map each customer’s network services to the appropriate gateway resources, such as the Layer 2 access interfaces and routing instances. These applications provide a northbound RESTful API to which you can connect OSS/BSS systems.
    • Customer Portal, which is an application that you can provide to customers to enable them to manage sites and services for their organizations through a graphical user interface (GUI). Customer Portal uses the RESTful APIs.
    • Network Service Designer, which enables design, creation, management, and configuration of network services through a GUI. Network services are stored in the network service catalog.
    • Network Service Orchestrator, which is responsible for ETSI-compliant management of the life cycle of network service instances. This application includes RESTful APIs that you can use to create and manage network service catalogs.
    • Service and Infrastructure Monitor, which works with Icinga, an open source enterprise monitoring system to provide data about the Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model, such as the status of virtualized network functions (VNFs), virtual machines (VMs), and physical servers; information about physical servers’ resources; components of a network service (VNFs and VMs hosting a VNF); counters and other information for VNFs; and software components running in Contrail Cloud Platform.
    • VNF Manager, which creates VNF instances and manages their life cycles.

    This feature guide provides information about using the Contrail Service Orchestration components with GUIs. For information about installing Contrail Service Orchestration components, see the Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model Deployment Guide. For information about the REST APIs, see the Contrail Service Orchestration API Reference documentation.

    Modified: 2015-12-18