version: 2020-Q2 1.0.2-SNAPSHOT

Openslice is a prototype open source, operations support system. It supports VNF/NSD onboarding to OpenSourceMANO (OSM) and NSD deployment management. It also supports TMFORUM OpenAPIs regarding Service Catalog Management, Ordering, Resource, etc.

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Openslice allows Vertical Customers to browse the available offered service specifications and also allows NFV developers to onboard and manage VNF and Network Service artifacts. The following figure displays the usage of Openslice.

Openslice  usage

There are two portals offering UI friendly access to users:

3rd party applications can use Openslice through TMForum Open APIs.

Service Specifications reside into Service Catalogs, grouped in Categories. Openslice offers a Service Orchestrator called OSOM. OSOM instantiates Service Specifications by requesting Network Services from target MANOs/NFVOs. NFV artifacts reside into a VNF/NSD catalog and are onboarded to a target MANO/NFV Orchestrator. Service Specifications reference NSD from the VNF/NSD catalog.

Customers make Service Orders and Openslice instantiates the requested Service Specifications of the Service Order. Running Services instantiated by Openslice, reside in Openslice Service Inventory. The following picture displays how Service Specifications are related to Running Services and how Running Services relate with instantiated running Network Services

Openslice  Service Specification instantiation

Multidomain scenarios and federation

Openslice can be used to exchange service specifications/catalogs and make service orders between Organizations as the following figure displays.

Openslice  Service Specification instantiation

An Identity federation is also possible since our authentication service is based on Keycloak (see OAuth )

See more on Consuming Services From External Partner Organizations

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Hardware requirements

The complete environment consists of microservices deployed as docker containers. Portainer is also installed to monitor them at port 9000

If you would like to operate all APIs, OSOM, the Mysql Server, nginx, etc then you need at least:

(NOTE: Bugzilla or ELK are not included and we assume they run elsewhere)

However you can try with a minimum installation on a VM on a laptop with:

Supported APIs

For a quick access check our swagger links:

Source code

Get source code here: https://github.com/openslice



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