In this tutorial we will show detailed instructions and debugging info, in order to deploy a DPDK enabled OVS on an Openstack Newton environment, on Ubuntu 16.04.
First and foremost you must have a working Openstack Newton environment with OVS networking.
Secondly you need to have a DPDK enabled OVS, built and running on your system.
The easy way to do that is to just download and configure the official package.
Following these instructions:
https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/using-open-vswitch-with-dpdk-on-ubuntusudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch-dpdk 1 sudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch-dpdk sudo update-alternatives --set ovs-vswitchd /usr/lib/openvswitch-switch-dpdk/ovs-vswitchd-dpdk 1 sudo update-alternatives --set ovs-vswitchd /usr/lib/openvswitch-switch-dpdk/ovs-vswitchd-dpdk This will install the ovs with dpdk in it. But we also need to add More >
The proposal of the MediaNet Lab in the first open-call of the SoftFIRE project has been accepted and therefore MediaNet Lab will participate in the first experiments of the SoftFIRE project. SoftFIRE aims at creating an ecosystem of organizations around the technological field of NFV/SDN and and its evolution towards 5G developments. In order to achieve this goal, SoftFIRE plans to aggregate as many as possible organizations and people around an enabling platform. The SoftFIRE platform consists in a federated testbed that comprises very different experimental frameworks and is available for experimenting new services, applications and functional extensions of the platform.
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The First International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN (SNS2016) in conjunction with the 2nd IEEE NFV-SDN conference, 7-9 November, Palo Alto, California, USA Workshop website: http://computing.derby.ac.uk/sns2016/
CALL FOR PAPERS Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN) have changed the networking industry dramatically. NFV virtualizes network services by utilizing virtualization technologies to reduce the dependency on underlying hardware. NFV provides many benefits such as faster service enablement, ease of resource management and lower OPEX and CAPEX. SDN separates the control functions from the underlying physical network by decoupling the control and data planes. SDN provides many benefits such as reduced More >
Single Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) in networking is a very useful and strong feature for virtualized network deployements.
SRIOV is a specification that allows a PCI device, for example a NIC or a Graphic Card, to share access to its resources among various PCI hardware functions:
Physical Function (PF) (meaning the real physical device), from it a number of one or more Virtual Functions (VF) are generated.
Supposedly we have one NIC and we want to share its resources among various Virtual Machines, or in terms of NFV various VNFCs of a VNF.
We can split the PF into numerous VFs and distribute each one to a More >
We are seeking a competent software engineer to contribute to cutting-edge innovative developments in the frame of European research projects in the fields of IT and telecom. Required qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree (in IT field)
- At least five years professional experience in software development
- Expertise in:
- WebServices/SOAP-XML, RESTful APIs, SOA
- Database management (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
- Expertise in Linux administration and development
- Very good knowledge of network technologies and L3-L7 protocols
- Proficient in Greek and English
- Ability to contribute to and edit technical reports and deliverables
- MSc degree
- Previous involvement in research projects
- Agile development skills
- Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. Openstack, Cloudstack)
- Previous involvement in open-source community projects
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The NFV-focused T-NOVA EC/FP7 research project, led by MNL, released its second specification document, proposing an integrated top-down NFV system architecture for the provision of Virtual Network Functions as-a-Service. The T-NOVA architecture reuses ETSI NFV concepts for the lower architectural layers, while it introduces novel entities, including an NFV Marketplace with the aim of accelerating the market uptake of the VFNaaS business case. The defined architecture is reasonably complex and feasible to realise, being compatible with existing state-of-the-art IT and network infrastructures and will be fully implemented in the course of the project.
T-NOVA project released its first specification document, identifying use cases and requirements for an integrated Virtual Network Functions as-a-Service (VNFaaS) platform, such as the T-NOVA system. From a business point of view, the document proposes multiple value chain configurations, involving actors such as Infrastructure Providers, VNFaaS Service Providers and Function Developers. Elementary VNFaaS use cases cover all technical and commercial aspects and include: service composition, trading, provision, scaling, monitoring, billing and termination. High-level system requirements are derived from the list of use cases. Read the document here.
MNL, as T-NOVA coordinator, in liaison with projects NetIDE, UNIFY and SECURED co-organised a session on “Open platforms and SDN-NFV_a paradigm shift to boost innovative Internet services and applications” at Future Internet Assembly, Athens, March 2014. The session brought together industry experts for a discussion on how open platforms could pave the way toward an innovative way to build Internet applications and services leveraging on the emerging “softwarization” of networks and data-centers.
FP7 ICT T-NOVA was organised and hosted at NCSR Demokritos premises by MediaNet Lab. Project T-NOVA has officially started at 1/1/2014 and its duration is 3 years. The project is coordinated by NCSRD (Dr. A. Kourtis).
With the aim of promoting the NFV concept, T-NOVA introduces a novel enabling framework, allowing operators not only to deploy virtualized Network Functions (NFs) for their own needs, but also to offer them to their customers, as value-added services. Virtual network appliances (gateways, proxies, firewalls, transcoders, analyzers etc.) can be provided on-demand as-a-Service, eliminating the need to acquire, install and maintain specialized hardware at customers’ premises.
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Medianet Lab will lead and coordinate FP7 Integrated Project T-NOVA that was submitted in ICT Call 11 (FP7-ICT-2013-11) at Objective ICT-2013.1.1.: Future Networks.
T-NOVA project plans to exploit the emerging concept of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), migrating network functions originally performed by hardware elements to virtualised infrastructures, deployed as software components. T-NOVA allows operators not only to deploy virtualized Network Functions (NFs) for their own needs, but also to offer them to their customers, as value-added services. T-NOVA leverages and enhances cloud management architectures for the elastic provision and (re-) allocation of IT resources assigned to the hosting of Network More >