Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details


Barometer beyond Service Assurance: monitoring as a service in OPNFV and beyond

We have previously shown how OPNFV Barometer (Platform Service Assurance) can facilitate the adoption of NFV by providing the critical platform and NFVI metrics required to detect and correct faults before service outages occur.

Outside of SA, Barometer has proven quite useful by providing standardized metric sets for different applications fulfilling a variety of purposes e.g., benchmarking, Intelligent orchestration, SUT characterization/analysis, etc

The OPNFV Bottlenecks project simulates extreme or long term product usage to verify if the SUT could survive to meet some quality requirements which are based on the monitoring metrics.

The OPNFV Yardstick project has made use of these same metrics in network services benchmarking and for VNF characterization.

This talk will show how Barometer can be used in conjunction with Bottlenecks and Yardstick to fulfill use cases beyond service assurance to further ease the transition to NFV by promoting standardization and interoperability.


What can I expect to learn?

For the audience involved/interested in NFV business, this topic could show how Barometer provides values to the whole industry not only technically but ecologically.

It shows how monitoring could make different NFV applications fulfill their goals and how projects cooperate to evolve.

Outlines of the topic structure could be found below

  • The beginning: Barometer and service assurance
  • Current:
    • Case study: Quality Assurance with Bottlenecks
    • Case study: Network Services Benchmarking with Yardstick
  • Where to next?
    • Standardization in metrics collection
    • Use in analytics, characterization, benchmarking (other non-referenced use cases)
    • Common adoption across testing tools (for analytics and for test project interoperability)
  • How to get involved?
Thursday, May 24, 9:00am-9:40am
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Intel Corporation
Emma is a Software Engineer in the Network Platforms Group in Intel. Emma has worked on Service Assurance, making more statistics available for the OpenStack cloud, by enabling collectd stats and events to be used in OpenStack. She is committer to the OPNFV Barometer project, and helps to maintain their testing, build and validation tools. Her latest adventures have brought her into testing,... FULL PROFILE
Intel, Senior Software Engineer
Abhijit is a Senior Software Engineer with Data Center Group at Intel Shannon, Ireland. He has over 8 years of experience in software development and has been using OpenStack for over 2 years. His interests include network function virtualization, machine learning, benchmarking VNFs, telemetry and orchestration. He has been currently contributing in OPNFV on the Yardstick project to... FULL PROFILE