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Network Service Designer Overview


Network Service Designer is a visual design tool to create and manage network services for the Juniper Networks Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO).

The Network Service Designer receives input from the Configuration Designer and Resource Designer. Configuration Designer is used to create and manage configuration templates. The templates are based on a simple concept of configuration parameterization. Parameterization facilitates the creation of versatile configuration templates that can be easily used for different configurations. The different types of configuration templates are device-level base configurations, service configurations, and monitoring configurations. Resource Designer uses these configuration templates to create VNF packages that are published to Network Service Designer. You combine various VNFs from multiple vendors to create a service chain and publish it to the network service catalog. The network service orchestrator instantiates the service chain to CSO.

With Network Service Designer you can:

  • Create requests for new network services.

  • Design customized network services for your customers.

  • Design new standard network services that you can offer to all your customers.

  • Update existing network services.

  • Publish services to the network service catalog.

  • Manage network services that you are designing or have published to the network catalog.

  • Configure some basic parameters for the VNFs used in a network service and the virtual containers in which the VNFs reside.