CN110620754A - NF (NF) required resource deployment method and device, storage medium and electronic device - Google Patents

NF (NF) required resource deployment method and device, storage medium and electronic device Download PDF

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CN110620754A
CN110620754A CN201811032776.6A CN201811032776A CN110620754A CN 110620754 A CN110620754 A CN 110620754A CN 201811032776 A CN201811032776 A CN 201811032776A CN 110620754 A CN110620754 A CN 110620754A
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Abstract

The invention provides a method, a device, a storage medium and an electronic device for deploying resources required by NF (NF), wherein the method comprises the following steps: determining information of a network function service NFS contained in a target NF to be arranged; generating a virtual network function descriptor VNFD of the target NF according to the NFS information contained in the target NF; resources required by the target NF are deployed according to the VNFD described above. The invention solves the problem that how to deploy NF under SBA is not determined in the protocol in the related technology.

Description

NF (NF) required resource deployment method and device, storage medium and electronic device

Technical Field

The invention relates to the field of communication, in particular to a method and a device for deploying resources required by NF (NF), a storage medium and an electronic device.

Background

The 3GPP standardization organization defines the 5G (the 5th Generation mobile communication technology, fifth Generation mobile communication technology) system Architecture as a Service-Based Architecture (SBA) in the standard. Under the SBA, each NF (Network Function) is composed of different NFSs (Network Function Service), functions and interfaces of each NFs are independent, and Service logic control is completed through message interaction between NFSs. The 3GPP also defines the functions of NFS in the standard, and interfaces and mechanisms for message interaction between NFSs.

However, how to deploy NF under SBA, no explicit implementation scheme is proposed in the relevant protocol at present.

Disclosure of Invention

The embodiment of the invention provides a method, a device, a storage medium and an electronic device for deploying resources required by NF (nuclear factor association), which are used for at least solving the problem that how to deploy NF under SBA (satellite based architecture) is not determined in a protocol in the related art.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for deploying resources required by a network function NF is provided, including: determining information of a network function service NFS contained in a target NF to be arranged; generating a Virtual Network Function Descriptor (VNFD) of the target NF according to the NFS information contained in the target NF; deploying resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a device for deploying resources required by a network function NF, including: the system comprises a determining module, a setting module and a setting module, wherein the determining module is used for determining the information of the network function service NFS contained in a target NF to be arranged; a generating module, configured to generate a virtual network function descriptor VNFD of the target NF according to information of the NFs included in the target NF; a deployment module to deploy resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD.

According to a further embodiment of the present invention, there is also provided a storage medium having a computer program stored therein, wherein the computer program is arranged to perform the steps of any of the above method embodiments when executed.

According to yet another embodiment of the present invention, there is also provided an electronic device, including a memory in which a computer program is stored and a processor configured to execute the computer program to perform the steps in any of the above method embodiments.

According to the invention, the VNFD of the NF is generated according to the NFS information contained in the NF, and the resource required by the NF is deployed according to the VNFD, namely the NF is deployed according to the network function service, so that the NF is deployed under the SBA, and the problem that how to deploy the NF under the SBA is not determined in a protocol in the related technology is solved.

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fig. 1 is a flowchart of a method for deploying resources required by a network function NF according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a flow diagram for deploying NF manually and based on NFS orchestration according to an embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 3 is a flow diagram for deploying NF in an automated manner and based on NFS orchestration according to an embodiment of the invention;

fig. 4 is a block diagram of a configuration of a device for deploying resources required by a network function NF according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a block diagram of an orchestration deployment system according to an embodiment of the invention.

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The invention will be described in detail hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings in conjunction with embodiments. It should be noted that the embodiments and features of the embodiments in the present application may be combined with each other without conflict.

It should be noted that the terms "first," "second," and the like in the description and claims of the present invention and in the drawings described above are used for distinguishing between similar elements and not necessarily for describing a particular sequential or chronological order.

In the mobile communication systems after 5G and 5G, when performing Orchestration, deployment, and Management of NFs through NFV-MANO (NFV Management and organization, NFV Management and Orchestration), it is necessary to be able to support an SBA manner, and for this requirement, the embodiment of the present invention provides a scheme for implementing NF Orchestration and deployment based on NFs.

The scheme in the examples of the present invention is explained below:

fig. 1 is a flowchart of a method for deploying resources required by a network function NF according to an embodiment of the present invention, and as shown in fig. 1, the method includes the following steps:

step S102, determining the information of the network function service NFS contained in the target NF to be arranged;

step S104, generating a virtual network function descriptor VNFD of the target NF according to the NFS information contained in the target NF;

step S106, deploying resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD.

The steps can be completed by an orchestration deployment system (or referred to as an orchestration deployment tool).

In the above embodiment, the VNFD of the NF is generated according to the information of the NFs included in the NF, and the resource required by the NF is deployed according to the VNFD, that is, the NF is deployed according to the network function service, so that the NF is deployed under the SBA, and the problem in the related art that how to deploy the NF under the SBA is not determined in the protocol is solved.

In an optional embodiment, there are various ways to determine the information of the network function service NFs included in the target network function NF to be programmed, for example, the information of the NFs may be directly input, or a template including NFs information may be called, and the NFs information on the template is adjusted according to an actual situation, which is described below:

the determination method is as follows: determining that the received input NFS information is the NFS information contained in the target NF; in the first determination mode, the information of the NFS may be information input by a user through an interactive interface, and certainly may also be information of the NFS input by a northbound interface system;

determining a second mode: determining a preset service blueprint template corresponding to a target NF, wherein the service blueprint template comprises NFS information; and adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to the received adjustment instruction to obtain updated NFS information, and taking the updated NFS information as the NFS information contained in the target NF. In the second determination manner, a plurality of service blueprint templates (which may be stored in the form of description files) may be preset, and each service blueprint template may be used to describe information, such as the type and number of NFSs included in a given NF (i.e., the above-mentioned target NF), and deployment parameters between NFSs, where each service blueprint template may include, but is not limited to, the following information:

the number of the NFS types and the number of the NFS types, wherein the number refers to the number of instances under each NFS type; logical connection relationships between NFSs; deployment parameters of the NFS, wherein the deployment parameters of the NFS include, but are not limited to, the following information: indication of NFS, logical network plane of NFS, application software information of NFS, requirement characteristics (such as acceleration requirement) of NFS for resources, QoS (Quality of Service) characteristics of NFS, IP address of NFS, gateway of NFS, NFS routing information, affinity/anti-affinity requirement of NFS, etc.; and the elastic strategy of the NFS comprises a strategy of adding and deleting instances under a certain NFS type.

In the second determination method, the adjustment instruction may be an adjustment instruction input by a user through an interactive interface, or may be an adjustment instruction input by the northbound interface system.

In an optional embodiment, adjusting the information of the NFS included in the service blueprint template according to the received adjustment instruction, so as to obtain updated information of the NFS, includes at least one of the following adjustment manners:

the first adjustment mode is as follows: adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to the received first adjustment instruction to obtain updated NFS information, wherein the first adjustment instruction at least comprises the adjustment information of the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template; in the first adjustment method, NFS information included in the service blueprint template is directly adjusted.

The second adjustment mode is as follows: calculating the information of the actual NFS contained in the target NF according to the received second adjustment instruction, wherein the second adjustment instruction at least comprises a Service-Level Agreement (SLA) parameter of the target NF; and adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to the actual NFS information to obtain updated NFS information. In the second adjustment mode, indirect adjustment of the information of the NFS included in the service blueprint template is implemented according to the second adjustment instruction, that is, the information of the NFS that the NF should actually include is determined according to the second adjustment instruction, and then the information of the NFS included in the service blueprint template is adjusted according to the information of the NFS that the NF should actually include. The second adjustment instruction may be instruction information input by the user through the interactive interface, or may be instruction information input by the northbound interface system.

In an optional embodiment, the SLA parameter includes at least one of: traffic model, capacity, quality of service, reliability. In this embodiment, the capacity may be user capacity, i.e. the number of users that can be supported by the orchestration deployment system; the quality of service QoS may be the quality of the network; the reliability may be a reliability of the orchestration deployment system.

In an optional embodiment, generating a Virtual Network Function Descriptor (VNFD) of the target NF according to the information of the NFs included in the target NF includes: calculating resources required by arranging the target NF according to the information of the NFS; the VNFD including information of the above resources is generated.

In an optional embodiment, the resources at least include: virtual machine type and number, NFS resiliency policy, required network link, storage, mirroring. In this embodiment, the number may be the number of instances under a single type of virtual machine; the NFS resiliency policy is similar to that in the previous embodiment; the storage may be a hard disk resource, i.e., a hard disk resource required for deploying NFS; the mirror may be an NFS version. In this embodiment, when the calculated NFS elasticity policy is inconsistent with the NFS elasticity policy in the service blueprint template, the NFS elasticity template in the service blueprint template may be updated by using the calculated NFS elasticity policy.

In an optional embodiment, performing the deployment of the resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD includes: the VNFD is sent to a network virtualization infrastructure, NFVI, to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF.

In an optional embodiment, sending the VNFD to a network function virtual infrastructure NFVI to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF includes: the VNFD is sent to the NFVI through a MANO (Management and organization) to instruct the NFVI to perform the deployment of resources required by the NF, that is, the NFVI performs the deployment of resources required by the NF after receiving the VNFD. In the present embodiment, the orchestration deployment system and the MANO performing the above steps may be distributed, or they may be integrated.

In an optional embodiment, the determining information of the network function service NFs included in the target network function NF to be orchestrated includes: determining NFS information contained in a target NF according to received information input by a user; or determining the information of the NFS contained in the target NF according to the received information from the northbound management system. In the present embodiment, and in the foregoing embodiments, the northbound management system may be an upper management system of the orchestration deployment system. Therefore, the NF deployment operation in the embodiment of the present invention may be triggered by a user or may be triggered by a northbound management system.

In an optional embodiment, the NFs information included in the target NF includes at least one of: the type of NFS contained in the NF and the number of instances under each type; the logical connection relation of NFS contained in NF; the deployment parameters of the NFs contained in the NF; the NFs contained by NF. It should be noted that the currently listed NFS information is only preferred information, and the NFS information may also include other information that may appear later.

In an optional embodiment, the NFs deployment parameter included in the NF includes at least one of: identification information of an NFs included in the NF, logical network plane information of the NFs included in the NF, application software information of the NFs included in the NF, requirement characteristic information of the NFs included in the NF for resources, quality of service QoS characteristic information of the NFs included in the NF, network protocol IP address information of the NFs included in the NF, gateway information of the NFs included in the NF, routing information of the NFs included in the NF, affinity requirement information of the NFs included in the NF, and anti-affinity requirement information of the NFs included in the NF. It should be noted that the currently listed deployment parameters of the NFS are only preferred parameters, and the deployment parameters of the NFS may also include other parameters that may occur later.

In addition, it should be noted that the deployment scenario corresponding to the first adjustment manner may be referred to as a manual deployment manner (a scenario in which a user triggers a deployment operation), and the deployment scenario corresponding to the second adjustment manner may be referred to as an automatic deployment manner, and the manual deployment manner and the automatic deployment manner are respectively described below with reference to specific embodiments:

the first embodiment is as follows:

a process of orchestrating and deploying NFS (taking AMF as an example, where AMF is an NF of a 5G core network, and is collectively referred to as Access Management function, and is mainly responsible for Access and mobility Management of 5G users) in a manual manner and based on NFS may refer to fig. 2, where the process is premised on that a service blueprint description file or template of the NF (here, AMF) is preset in an orchestration tool (corresponding to the orchestration and deployment system). As shown in fig. 2, the method comprises the following steps:

201, selecting NF (AMF in this case) needing to be arranged on an arrangement tool interface by a user;

202, the background of the editing tool selects a preset AMF service blueprint template from an NF service blueprint management module;

203, analyzing a preset AMF service blueprint template by the editing tool, and presenting NFS components required by AMF on an interactive Interface of a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based on the template;

204, a user selects a required AMF NFS component (corresponding to the NFS included in the NF), sets the type, number and deployment attributes of the component, such as a logical network plane name, QoS parameters, an IP address of an external service, a gateway, and the like of the service, generates a new AMF service blueprint, and transmits the new AMF service blueprint to the resource conversion module;

205, the resource conversion module calculates the required specific resources, such as VM type and number, flexible policy, network link, storage, mirror image, etc., based on the selected service type, number, and other parameter information;

206, generating a standard AMF VNFD file by the arrangement tool;

207, the MANO interacts with NFVI based on the VNFD file of the AMF to complete the deployment of the resources required by the AMF.

The second embodiment is as follows:

the deployment of NF (AMF for example) process in an automatic manner and based on NFS orchestration may refer to fig. 3, which presupposes that a service blueprint description file or template of NF (AMF here) has been preset in the orchestration tool. As shown in fig. 3, the method comprises the following steps:

301, the user selects NF (here AMF) to be programmed on the programming tool interface;

302, the background of the editing tool selects a preset AMF service blueprint template from an NF service blueprint management module;

303, inputting information such as specific traffic model, capacity, QoS (quality of service) and reliability of NF (network element) on an arrangement tool interface by a user;

304, the orchestration tool calculates the NFS type, number and deployment attributes required by the AMF, such as the logical network plane name of the service, QoS parameters, IP addresses of external services, gateways, etc., automatically generates a new AMF service blueprint, and transmits it to the resource conversion module;

305, the resource conversion module calculates the required specific resources, such as VM type and number, flexible policy, network link, storage, mirror image, etc., based on the selected service type, number and other parameter information;

306, generating a standard AMF VNFD file by the arrangement tool;

307, the MANO interacts with the NFVI based on the VNFD file of the AMF, and completes the deployment of the resources required by the AMF.

Through the steps, a user can conveniently perform NF (NF) arrangement deployment and management based on the NFS through the arrangement tool. The orchestration tool may be deployed with the MANO or may be deployed independently.

Through the above description of the embodiments, those skilled in the art can clearly understand that the method according to the above embodiments can be implemented by software plus a necessary general hardware platform, and certainly can also be implemented by hardware, but the former is a better implementation mode in many cases. Based on such understanding, the technical solutions of the present invention may be embodied in the form of a software product, which is stored in a storage medium (e.g., ROM/RAM, magnetic disk, optical disk) and includes instructions for enabling a terminal device (e.g., a mobile phone, a computer, a server, or a network device) to execute the method according to the embodiments of the present invention.

In this embodiment, a device for deploying resources required by a network function NF is further provided, and the device is used to implement the foregoing embodiments and preferred embodiments, and the description of the device that has been already made is omitted. As used below, the term "module" may be a combination of software and/or hardware that implements a predetermined function. Although the means described in the embodiments below are preferably implemented in software, an implementation in hardware, or a combination of software and hardware is also possible and contemplated.

Fig. 4 is a block diagram of a configuration apparatus for deploying resources required by a network function NF according to an embodiment of the present invention, and as shown in fig. 4, the apparatus includes the following modules:

a determining module 42, configured to determine information of a network function service NFs included in a target NF to be arranged; a generating module 44, connected to the determining module 42, configured to generate a virtual network function descriptor VNFD of the target NF according to the information of the NFs included in the target NF; and a deployment module 46, connected to the generation module 44, for deploying resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD.

In an alternative embodiment, the determining module 42 includes: a first determining unit, configured to determine that the received input NFS information is NFS information included in the target NF;

alternatively, the determining module 42 includes: a second determining unit, configured to determine a preset service blueprint template corresponding to a target NF, where the service blueprint template includes information of an NFs; and an adjusting unit, configured to adjust, according to the received adjustment instruction, the information of the NFS included in the service blueprint template to obtain updated information of the NFS, and use the updated information of the NFS as the information of the NFS included in the target NF.

In an optional embodiment, the adjusting unit is configured to perform at least one of the following operations:

operation one: adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to the received first adjustment instruction to obtain updated NFS information, wherein the first adjustment instruction at least comprises the adjustment information of the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template;

and operation II: calculating the information of the actual NFS contained in the target NF according to the received second adjustment instruction, wherein the second adjustment instruction at least comprises the service level agreement SLA parameter of the target NF; and adjusting the information of the NFS contained in the service blueprint template according to the information of the actual NFS to obtain updated information of the NFS.

In an optional embodiment, the SLA parameter includes at least one of: traffic model, capacity, quality of service, reliability.

In an alternative embodiment, the generating module 44 is configured to generate the virtual network function descriptor VNFD of the target NF by: calculating and arranging resources required by the target NF according to the information of the NFS; generating the VNFD including information of the resource.

In an optional embodiment, the resources at least include: virtual machine type and number, NFS resiliency policy, required network link, storage, mirroring.

In an alternative embodiment, the deployment module 46 is configured to perform the deployment of the resources required by the target NF by: sending the VNFD to a network virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF.

In an optional embodiment, the deployment module 46 is configured to send the VNFD to a network function virtual infrastructure NFVI to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF, by: VNFD is sent to NFVI by the management and orchestration MANO to instruct NFVI to perform deployment of resources needed by NF.

In an alternative embodiment, the determining module 42 may determine the information of the network function service NFs included in the target network function NF to be programmed by: determining NFS information contained in a target NF according to received information input by a user; or determining the information of the NFS contained in the target NF according to the received information from the northbound management system.

In an optional embodiment, the NFs information included in the target NF includes at least one of: the type of NFS contained in the NF and the number of instances under each type; a logical connection relationship of the NFS included in the NF; a deployment parameter of an NFS included in the NF; a resiliency policy of the NFS comprised by the NF.

In an optional embodiment, the NFs deployment parameter included in the NF includes at least one of: identification information of an NFs included in the NF, logical network plane information of the NFs included in the NF, application software information of the NFs included in the NF, requirement characteristic information of the NFs included in the NF for resources, quality of service QoS characteristic information of the NFs included in the NF, network protocol IP address information of the NFs included in the NF, gateway information of the NFs included in the NF, routing information of the NFs included in the NF, affinity requirement information of the NFs included in the NF, and anti-affinity requirement information of the NFs included in the NF.

The following describes an overall deployment system in an embodiment of the present invention with reference to specific embodiments:

detailed description of the preferred embodiment

FIG. 5 is a block diagram of a configuration of an orchestration deployment system according to an embodiment of the invention, and as shown in FIG. 5, includes the following modules:

NFS orchestration management module (corresponding to NFS orchestration management in fig. 5): providing a GUI interactive interface, wherein a user can manually select NFSs based on the interface, and specify the type and number of the NFSs, the deployment characteristics and the logical connection relationship among the NFSs to form NF;

NFS calculation module (corresponding to NFS calculation in fig. 5): providing computing power, computing NFSs (network file systems) forming the NF (network file system) according to information such as a telephone traffic model/capacity/QoS (quality of service)/reliability and the like input by a user, namely, based on the service and resource characteristics of the given NF, and automatically generating the type and number of the NFSs, the deployment characteristics and the logical connection relation among the NFSs;

NF service blueprint management module: the service blueprint description file for managing the NF comprises a preset NF service blueprint template and a newly generated NF service blueprint, and provides the management capability of increasing, deleting, checking and modifying the NF service blueprint description file;

the resource conversion module: and the system is responsible for converting the service blueprint description file of the NF into a VNFD file defined by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) standard, and is used for interaction between the MANO and the NFVI and deploying specific NF resources. It should be noted that the computing resource may also be resource information such as a container or a PoD (combination of one or more containers), and is not limited to a virtual machine resource.

It should be noted that, the above modules may be implemented by software or hardware, and for the latter, the following may be implemented, but not limited to: the modules are all positioned in the same processor; alternatively, the modules are respectively located in different processors in any combination.

Embodiments of the present invention also provide a storage medium having a computer program stored therein, wherein the computer program is arranged to perform the steps of any of the above method embodiments when executed.

Optionally, in this embodiment, the storage medium may include, but is not limited to: various media capable of storing computer programs, such as a usb disk, a Read-Only Memory (ROM), a Random Access Memory (RAM), a removable hard disk, a magnetic disk, or an optical disk.

Embodiments of the present invention also provide an electronic device comprising a memory having a computer program stored therein and a processor arranged to run the computer program to perform the steps of any of the above method embodiments.

Optionally, the electronic apparatus may further include a transmission device and an input/output device, wherein the transmission device is connected to the processor, and the input/output device is connected to the processor.

Optionally, the specific examples in this embodiment may refer to the examples described in the above embodiments and optional implementation manners, and this embodiment is not described herein again.

By the scheme for realizing NF arranging and deploying based on NFS in the embodiment, operation and maintenance personnel can conveniently arrange and deploy NF based on NFS through an NFS arranging tool arranged on MANO, the problem that NFS cannot be arranged and deployed under an SBA framework is solved, the NFS arranging and deploying method is a supplement and improvement for the existing 3GPP and ETSI standards, and has a great engineering application value.

It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the modules or steps of the present invention described above may be implemented by a general purpose computing device, they may be centralized on a single computing device or distributed across a network of multiple computing devices, and alternatively, they may be implemented by program code executable by a computing device, such that they may be stored in a storage device and executed by a computing device, and in some cases, the steps shown or described may be performed in an order different than that described herein, or they may be separately fabricated into individual integrated circuit modules, or multiple ones of them may be fabricated into a single integrated circuit module. Thus, the present invention is not limited to any specific combination of hardware and software.

The above description is only a preferred embodiment of the present invention and is not intended to limit the present invention, and various modifications and changes may be made by those skilled in the art. Any modification, equivalent replacement, or improvement made within the principle of the present invention should be included in the protection scope of the present invention.

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1. A method for deploying resources required by a Network Function (NF) is characterized by comprising the following steps:
determining information of a network function service NFS contained in a target NF to be arranged;
generating a Virtual Network Function Descriptor (VNFD) of the target NF according to the NFS information contained in the target NF;
deploying resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD.
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein determining information of a network function service NFs included in a target network function NF to be orchestrated comprises:
determining that the received input NFS information is the NFS information contained in the target NF; or the like, or, alternatively,
determining a preset service blueprint template corresponding to the target NF, wherein the service blueprint template comprises NFS information; and adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to the received adjustment instruction to obtain updated NFS information, and using the updated NFS information as the NFS information contained in the target NF.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein adjusting the NFS information included in the service blueprint template according to the received adjustment indication to obtain updated NFS information comprises at least one of:
adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to a received first adjustment instruction to obtain updated NFS information, wherein the first adjustment instruction at least includes the adjustment information of the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template;
calculating information of an actual NFS contained by the target NF according to the received second adjustment instruction, wherein the second adjustment instruction at least comprises Service Level Agreement (SLA) parameters of the target NF; and adjusting the NFS information contained in the service blueprint template according to the actual NFS information to obtain updated NFS information.
4. The method according to claim 3, wherein said SLA parameters comprise at least one of:
traffic model, capacity, quality of service, reliability.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein generating a Virtual Network Function Descriptor (VNFD) of a target NF according to information of the NFS included in the target NF comprises:
calculating and arranging resources required by the target NF according to the information of the NFS;
generating the VNFD including information of the resource.
6. The method of claim 5, wherein the resources comprise at least:
virtual machine type and number, NFS resiliency policy, required network link, storage, mirroring.
7. The method of claim 1, wherein performing the deployment of the resources required for the target NF in accordance with the VNFD comprises:
sending the VNFD to a network virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF.
8. The method of claim 7, wherein sending the VNFD to a Network Function Virtual Infrastructure (NFVI) to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF comprises:
sending, by a management and orchestration MANO, the VNFD to the NFVI to instruct the NFVI to perform deployment of resources required by the NF.
9. The method according to claim 1, wherein determining information of a network function service NFs included in a target network function NF to be orchestrated comprises:
determining the NFS information contained in the target NF according to the received information input by the user; or the like, or, alternatively,
and determining the information of the NFS contained in the target NF according to the received information from the northbound management system.
10. The method according to any of claims 1 to 9, wherein the information of the NFs contained by the target NF comprises at least one of:
the type of NFS contained in the NF and the number of instances under each type;
a logical connection relationship of the NFS included in the NF;
a deployment parameter of an NFS included in the NF;
a resiliency policy of the NFS comprised by the NF.
11. The method of claim 10, wherein the NFs included in the NF has deployment parameters that include at least one of:
identification information of an NFS included in the NF, logical network plane information of the NFS included in the NF, application software information of the NFS included in the NF, requirement characteristic information of the NFS included in the NF on resources, quality of service (QoS) characteristic information of the NFS included in the NF, network protocol (IP) address information of the NFS included in the NF, gateway information of the NFS included in the NF, routing information of the NFS included in the NF, affinity requirement information of the NFS included in the NF, and anti-affinity requirement information of the NFS included in the NF.
12. A device for deploying resources required by a Network Function (NF) is characterized by comprising:
the system comprises a determining module, a setting module and a setting module, wherein the determining module is used for determining the information of the network function service NFS contained in a target NF to be arranged;
a generating module, configured to generate a virtual network function descriptor VNFD of the target NF according to information of the NFs included in the target NF;
a deployment module to deploy resources required by the target NF according to the VNFD.
13. The apparatus of claim 12, wherein the determining module comprises:
a first determining unit, configured to determine that the received input NFS information is the NFS information included in the target NF; or the like, or, alternatively,
a second determining unit, configured to determine a preset service blueprint template corresponding to the target NF, where the service blueprint template includes information of the NFs; an adjusting unit, configured to adjust, according to the received adjustment instruction, the information of the NFS included in the service blueprint template to obtain updated information of the NFS, and use the updated information of the NFS as the information of the NFS included in the target NF.
14. A storage medium, in which a computer program is stored, wherein the computer program is arranged to perform the method of any of claims 1 to 11 when executed.
15. An electronic device comprising a memory and a processor, wherein the memory has stored therein a computer program, and wherein the processor is arranged to execute the computer program to perform the method of any of claims 1 to 11.
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