Casablanca Release Notes

This page is the ONAP Casablanca Release Notes. The first release was labelled Amsterdam, second release Beijing and subsequent major release will be named using city names.

  • Release Name: Casablanca
  • Release Version: 3.0.0
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2018

Getting Started With ONAP

Summary

ONAP provides a comprehensive platform for real-time, policy-driven service orchestration and automation including virtual network functions and applications instantiation and configuration, but also physical network functions configuration. ONAP will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly automate new services and support complete life cycle management. By unifying member resources, ONAP will accelerate the development of a vibrant ecosystem around a globally shared architecture and implementation for network automation-with an open standards focus-faster than any one product could on its own.

Functionality

Portal - a single, consistent user experience for both design time and run time environments, based on the user’s role.

Design Time Framework - a comprehensive development environment with tools, techniques, and repositories for defining/describing resources, and services:

  • Service Design and Creation (SDC) provides tools, techniques, and repositories to define/simulate/certify system assets as well as their associated processes and policies.
  • A VNF Software Development Kit (VNFSDK) and VNF Validation Program (VVP) with tools for VNF supplier packaging and validation.
  • Policy Creation (POLICY) deals with conditions, requirements, constraints, attributes, or needs that must be provided, maintained, and/or enforced.
  • Closed Loop Automation Management Platform (CLAMP) provides a method for designing and managing control loops.
  • Optimization Framework (OOF) provides a policy-driven and model-driven framework for creating optimization applications.

Runtime Framework - The runtime execution framework executes the rules and policies distributed by the design and creation environment and Controllers that manage resources corresponding to their assigned controlled domain:

  • Service Orchestrator (SO) executes the specified BPMN processes and automates sequences of activities, tasks, rules and policies needed for on-demand creation, modification or removal of network, application or infrastructure services and resources. SO is especially able to drive any OpenStack-based cloud platform.
  • Software Defined Network Controller (SDNC) executes network configuration for cloud computing resources and network.
  • Application Controller (APPC) executes Virtual Network Functions (VNF) configurations and lifecycle management operations.
  • Virtual Function Controller (VF-C) is responsible for lifecycle management of virtual network functions and network services based on VNF using VNF Manager.
  • Active and Available Inventory (A&AI) provides real-time views of a system’s resources, services, products and their relationships with each other.

Closed-Loop Automation – Design -> Create -> Collect -> Analyze > Detect -> Publish -> Respond:

  • Data Collection, Analytics and Events (DCAE) collects events, performance, usage and publishes information to policy that executes the rules to perform closed loop actions.
  • Holmes provides alarm correlation and analysis for Telecom cloud infrastructure and services, including servers, cloud infrastructure, VNFs and Network Services.
  • Common Services - operational services for all ONAP components including activity logging, reporting, common data layer, access control, resiliency, multisite state coordination, credential/secret management and software lifecycle management.

Microservices Support

  • ONAP Operation Manager (OOM) use Kubernetes and Helm to manage ONAP components.
  • Microservices Bus (MSB) provides service registration/discovery, external API gateway, internal API gateway, client software development kit (SDK), and Swagger SDK.

Project Specific Release Notes

ONAP releases are specified by a list of project artifact versions in a manifest.

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.

Installation

ONAP is installed using ONAP Operations Manager (OOM) over Kubernetes

Documentation

ONAP Casablanca Release provides multiple documents including the following:

  • A high level architecture view of how components relate to each other.
  • A collection of documentation provided by each project.
  • Application Programming Interface Reference available here.
  • The developer wiki remains a good source of information on meeting plans and notes from committees, project teams and community events.

Security Notes

ONAP has adopted the CII Best Practice Badge Program. The goal of the Casablanca release is for all ONAP projects to be close to achieving a CII Passing badge.

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

ONAP Maturity Testing Notes

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

The Integration team ran the 72 hours stability testing (100% passing rate) and full resilience testing (96.9% passing rate) at ONAP OpenLabs. More details in ONAP Maturity Testing Notes

Licenses

ONAP Source Code is licensed under the Apache Version 2 License. ONAP Documentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Known Issues and Limitations

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

How to Report a Bug

There are 2 ways to report a bug in ONAP.

  • In case you are familiar within ONAP, you can directly report a bug by creating a Jira issue at ONAP Jira.
  • If you don’t know you are facing a bug or have a question, post your question into the Ask question. You will need a Linux Foundation ID to login and post your question. Get a Linux Foundation Identity using this quick procedure.

To properly report a bug in Jira, you may want to consider these recommendations to elaborate the issue you are facing.