IPv6-based discovery and association of Virtualization Infrastructure Manager (VIM) and Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFVO)
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NFV RG                                                     CJ. Bernardos
Internet-Draft                                                      UC3M
Intended status: Experimental                                  A. Mourad
Expires: September 6, 2018                                  InterDigital
                                                           March 5, 2018

 IPv6-based discovery and association of Virtualization Infrastructure
 Manager (VIM) and Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFVO)
                 draft-bernardos-nfvrg-vim-discovery-00

Abstract

   Virtualized resources do not need to be limited to those available in
   traditional data centers, where the infrastructure is stable, static,
   typically homogeneous and managed by a single admin entity.
   Computational capabilities are becoming more and more ubiquitous,
   with terminal devices getting extremely powerful, as well as other
   types of devices that are close to the end users at the edge (e.g.,
   vehicular onboard devices for infotainment, micro data centers
   deployed at the edge, etc.).  It is envisioned that these devices
   would be able to offer storage, computing and networking resources to
   nearby network infrastructure, devices and things (the fog paradigm).
   These resources can be used to host functions, for example to
   offload/complement other resources available at traditional data
   centers, but also to reduce the end-to-end latency or to provide
   access to specialized information (e.g., context available at the
   edge) or hardware.

   This document describes mechanisms allowing dynamic discovery of
   virtualization resources and orchestrators in IPv6-based networks.
   New IPv6 neighbor discovery options are defined.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Network Function Virtualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Fog Virtualization Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Problem statemement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Advertisement and discovery of mobile resources (VIM+NFVI)  .   9
     6.1.  IPv6 ND-based discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   The telecommunications sector is experiencing a major revolution that
   will shape the way networks and services are designed and deployed
   for the next decade.  We are witnessing an explosion in the number of
   applications and services demanded by users, which are now really
   capable of accessing them on the move.  In order to cope with such a
   demand, some network operators are looking at the cloud computing
   paradigm, which enables a potential reduction of the overall costs by
   outsourcing communication services from specific hardware in the
   operator's core to server farms scattered in data centers.  These
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