Cisco Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) provides real-time management of subscribers and applications for Service Providers. This application works in concert with Cisco's OpenStack NFV platform on bare metal Kubernetes worker nodes that have been provisioned by Cisco Virtual Infrastructure Manager.
This talk will present the architecture, workflow, and our experiences with such a solution where Cisco VIM is first deployed to provide the underlying cloud infrastructure. With OpenStack Ironic, CVIM is able to provision bare metal Kubernetes worker nodes managed by a K8s master on a virtual machine provisioned by CVIM. Once this infrastructure is running and networking between the K8s master and workers is established, the PCRF application is deployed to provide management and policy.