VNF Validation

Internal process for a VNF Validation

VNF Validation (Manual process)

This page describes the process for validating a VNF. This manual process will be replaced in near future by an automated process

Portal submission

The VNF archive is submitted to the portal. This automatically creates a ticket in Product: 5GinFIRE Operations, Component: Validation see: https://portal.5ginfire.eu/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?component=Validation&list_id=186&product=5GinFIRE Operations&resolution=---
This first step triggers that at least the portal has correctly parsed the descriptor.

VNF Validation

The VNF submition triggers a Validation mechanism and a related message appears to the Bugzilla ticket. If the submitted VNF passes successfully the Validation, the VNF is marked as Certified, the ticket status is changed to RESOLVED-FIXED automatically in the portal and the VNF resubmittion is not further allowed.

VNF Onboard by portal administrator

The VNF which is marked as Certified is onboarded by the portal administrator to the 5GinFIRE OSM component at 5TONIC.
The issue changes assignee to a person in 5TONIC/UC3M/OSM team (Ivan?)
In nominal situation the VNF will get a status ONBOARDED.
In case the VNF is ONBOARDED SUCCESSFULLY the VNFD is marked as Certified and the status of the Bugzilla ticket status should be RESOLVED-FIXED.
Exception: if there is no way to onboard it due to errors, the Bugzilla ticket status is changed to CONFIRMED, the VNF is marked as NOT-CERTIFIED and the 5TONIC team needs to manually identify why this is not possible.

OSM verification

The 5TONIC/UC3M/OSM team will try to check the VNF (* this could also involve the Mentor for the experiment*)
If the team claims that the VNF is invalid, changes the issue in Bugzilla accordingly, so that portal administrators and VNF creator are notified. In this case the VNF needs to be marked as NOT-CERTIFIED to allow changes in the VNF.

VNF is VALID

If everything is ok, the VNF is presented as Certified in the portal.should be available for usage in NSDs.

VNF is Published

After VNF owner's permission the VNF can be published for the VNF to be usable from other users besides the VNF owner.