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DYNAMIC NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246625D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-22

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Abstract

In various exemplary embodiments, dynamic Network Function Virtualization (NFV) management systems and methods are described. The systems and method include an orchestration system configured to correlate NFV across multiple NFV-MANO systems using the NS Catalog, VNF Catalog, NFV Instances, and NFVI resources for orchestrated control of physical and virtual resources. The orchestration system provides a service provider with dynamic management and pricing as an actionable response to data analytics on Virtualized Network Function (VNF) data sources. The orchestration system also allows a user to select the most suitable choice of VNFs and/or VNF Forwarding Graphs.

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DYNAMIC NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ABSTRACT


[0001]In various exemplary embodiments, dynamic Network Function Virtualization (NFV) management systems and methods are described. The systems and method include an orchestration system configured to correlate NFV across multiple NFV-MANO systems using the NS Catalog, VNF Catalog, NFV Instances, and NFVI resources for orchestrated control of physical and virtual resources. The orchestration system provides a service provider with dynamic management and pricing as an actionable response to data analytics on Virtualized Network Function (VNF) data sources. The orchestration system also allows a user to select the most suitable choice of VNFs and/or VNF Forwarding Graphs.

DESCRIPTION


[0002]In various exemplary embodiments, dynamic Network Function Virtualization (NFV) management systems and methods are described. The systems and method include an orchestration system configured to correlate NFV across multiple NFV-MANO systems using the NS Catalog, VNF Catalog, NFV Instances, and NFVI resources for orchestrated control of physical and virtual resources. The orchestration system provides a service provider with dynamic management and pricing as an actionable response to data analytics on Virtualized Network Function (VNF) data sources. The orchestration system also allows a user to select the most suitable choice of VNFs and/or VNF Forwarding Graphs.

Dynamic NFV Management


[0003]Conventional NFV management presents users with all the NFV service, network service, and VNF resources that have been on-boarded. This does not take into account the current state of NFVI resources or dynamic pricing/utilization. That is, conventional NFV management is not aware of usage patterns, within data centers and across different data centers. Accordingly, the systems and methods can include an orchestration system to correlate across multiple NFV-MANO systems using the NS Catalog, VNF Catalog, NFV Instances, and NFVI resources, for orchestrated control of physical and virtual resources. The orchestration system can provide a service provider with the dynamic management and pricing as the actionable response to data analytics on the VNF data sources. The orchestration system allows an enterprise user to select the most suitable choice of VNFs and/or VNF Forwarding Graphs.

NFV-MANO framework

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FIG. 1: NFV-MANO framework


[0004]Referring to FIG. 1, in an exemplary embodiment, a block diagram illustrates an NFV-MANO framework 200. Dynamic NFV management aims at utilizing data from orchestration systems 202 for the dynamic management and pricing of VNF resources. That is, the dynamic management is implemented on top of orchestration suites. The dynamic management can be realized in an application that uses the orchestration suites as data sources to perform dynamic management of NFVs. For example, the application can "tap" into a connection 204 b...