1.3.6. Summary and conclusionΒΆ

The Doctor project aimed at detailing NFVI fault management and NFVI maintenance requirements. These are indispensable operations for an Operator, and extremely necessary to realize telco-grade high availability. High availability is a large topic; the objective of Doctor is not to realize a complete high availability architecture and implementation. Instead, Doctor limited itself to addressing the fault events in NFVI, and proposes enhancements necessary in VIM, e.g. OpenStack, to ensure VNFs availability in such fault events, taking a Telco VNFs application level management system into account.

The Doctor project performed a robust analysis of the requirements from NFVI fault management and NFVI maintenance operation, concretely found out gaps in between such requirements and the current implementation of OpenStack. A detailed architecture and interface specification has been described in this document and work to realize Doctor features and fill out the identified gaps in upstream communities is in the final stages of development.