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Adding VNF Managers

Procedure

Resource Designer allows a service provider to add a new VNF manager, including third-party VNF manager plug-in information, from the Designs page.

To clone a VNF package design:

  1. Click Home > Requests. You see the Requests page and can view the number of open requests that you created to design a VNF package.
  2. Select Begin from the appropriate open VNF request wizard.

    The Basic VNF Information page appears.

  3. Click Add VNF Manager.

    The New VNF Manager wizard appears.

  4. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 15.
  5. Click Save. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.

    Table 15: Add VNF Manager

    Field

    Description

    VNF Manager Name

    Select the VNF configuration manager. A VNF manager represents plug-in information, which includes plug-in type and name.

    Example: JunosSpace

    Username

    Specify the username that you configured for the VNF manager.

    Password

    Specify the password that you configured for the VNF manager.

    You can choose a password that is at least eight characters long and contains characters from at least three of the following four character classes: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers (0 through 9), and special characters.

    Plug In

    Select the plug-in type.

    • Built-In—Built-in plug-in name.

    • External Plugin—Python plug-in package name.

    Built-In

    PlugIn Name—Specify the built-in plug-in name.

    Example: viptables

    External Plugin

    • PlugIn Name—Specify the python VNF manager plug-in name, which is used to provide additional features on top of the existing built-in VNF manager. The naming convention of the package name is <Vendor><VNFM Name><Version>, and this can be installed through the PIP tool.

    • Display Name—Specify the display name for the VNF manager.

    • Description—Enter a description for your VNF manager. Make this description as clear and useful as possible for all administrators.

    • Vendor—Specify the vendor name that you want the external plug-in to support.

    • EMS Name—Specify an EMS name for the EMS instance that manages the VNF instances instantiated from the VNF package. Each POP is associated with an EMS instance to manage instances instantiated in the POP. The same EMS instance is shared by multiple POPs or dedicated EMS instances for each POP, and the EMS name is used to find the right EMS instance to manage the VNF instances in a specific POP.

      Example: Junos Space 15.1 and Versa Director 1.1.

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