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Implementation of Virtual Network Function Chaining through Segment Routing in a Linux-based NFV Infrastructure [article]

Ahmed AbdelSalam, Francois Clad, Clarence Filsfils, Stefano Salsano, Giuseppe Siracusano, Luca Veltri
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we first introduce the NFV architecture and the use of IPv6 Segment Routing (SRv6) network programming model to support Service Function Chaining in a NFV scenario.  ...  The proposed solution has been implemented for a Linux based NFV host and the software is available as Open Source.  ...  CONCLUSIONS In this paper we have presented a solution for VNF chaining based on IPv6 Segment Routing network programming model and its implementation on a Linux based infrastructure.  ... 
arXiv:1702.05157v4 fatcat:ypxh5eah3rfpxcav62oek3hbpq

Container-based network function virtualization for software-defined networks

Richard Cziva, Simon Jouet, Kyle J. S. White, Dimitrios P. Pezaros
2015 2015 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC)  
Although virtualization of middleboxes attracts a significant attention, studies show that such implementations are still proprietary and deployed in a static manner at the boundaries of organisations,  ...  In this paper, we present an open framework to create, deploy and manage virtual network functions (NF)s in OpenFlowenabled networks.  ...  In this paper, we present a framework for NFs using container-based virtualization, that provides a generic Linux system for NF implementations as well as the routing mechanism between the VMs and the  ... 
doi:10.1109/iscc.2015.7405550 dblp:conf/iscc/CzivaJWP15 fatcat:2bguifnwhfhmlnrfd6ztrt3bey

SERA: SEgment Routing Aware Firewall for Service Function Chaining scenarios

Ahmed Abdelsalam, Stefano Salsano, Francois Clad, Pablo Camarillo, Clarence Filsfils
2018 2018 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops  
In this paper we consider the use of IPv6 Segment Routing (SRv6) for Service Function Chaining (SFC) in an NFV infrastructure.  ...  We first analyze the issues of deploying Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) based on SR-unaware applications, which require the introduction of SR proxies in the NFV infrastructure, leading to high complexity  ...  In NFV scenarios, the Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) that replace the physical appliances can be arbitrarily located in the distributed virtualization infrastructure, hence the need of steering the traffic  ... 
doi:10.23919/ifipnetworking.2018.8697021 dblp:conf/networking/AbdelsalamSCCF18 fatcat:h65bv2irjzdzlkf63ioot2cljm

An Efficient Linux Kernel Implementation of Service Function Chaining for legacy VNFs based on IPv6 Segment Routing [article]

Andrea Mayer, Stefano Salsano, Pier Luigi Ventre, Ahmed Abdelsalam, Luca Chiaraviglio, Clarence Filsfils
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We consider the IPv6 Segment Routing (SRv6) technology for Service Function Chaining of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).  ...  Therefore we provided a second design (SRNKv2), enhancing the Linux Policy Routing framework. The performance of SRNKv2 is independent from the number of supported VNFs in a node.  ...  In this work we are advocating the use of IPv6 Segment Routing (SRv6) to implement Service Function Chaining [7] , [8] .  ... 
arXiv:1901.00936v3 fatcat:vo5zukknxrhafg6g5wl25oaeqi

Virtual Networking Performance in OpenStack Platform for Network Function Virtualization

Franco Callegati, Walter Cerroni, Chiara Contoli
2016 Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering  
On the other hand, it will pose a number of challenges in terms of virtual network performance and customer isolation.  ...  The emerging Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigm, coupled with the highly flexible and programmatic control of network devices offered by Software Defined Networking solutions, enables unprecedented  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially funded by EIT ICT Labs, Action Line on Future Networking Solutions, Activity no. 15270/2015: "SDN at the Edges." The authors would like to thank Mr.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/5249421 fatcat:ucvlkgygfbbclba2yj52sngtc4

A Survey of NFV Network Acceleration from ETSI Perspective

Yong-Xuan Huang, Jerry Chou
2022 Electronics  
Network function virtualization (NFV) enables network operators to save costs and flexibility by replacing dedicated hardware with software network functions running on commodity servers.  ...  There is a high need for network acceleration to achieve performance comparable to hardware, which is vital for the implementation of NFV.  ...  Cloud Infrastructure: Of NFV Through software technology, NFV implements network functions in regular hardware, and throughout this process, the requirements of traditional CT are implemented through IT  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics11091457 fatcat:3cpfsn7rirhnjglhrt2rah24im

A Proof-of-Concept Demonstration of Isolated and Encrypted Service Function Chains

Håkon Gunleifsen, Thomas Kemmerich, Vasileios Gkioulos
2019 Future Internet  
Through a Proof-of-Concept demonstration, we present our closing experimental results of how the architecture fulfils the requirements defined in our use case.  ...  Contemporary Service Function Chaining (SFC), and the requirements arising from privacy concerns, call for the increasing integration of security features such as encryption and isolation across Network  ...  This network construction follows the principle of virtual network infrastructures in Linux that is also used in, for example, OPNFV [34] and OpenStack [35] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi11090183 fatcat:czf75rfcrfgjtk2yz4b4se7aha

VIRTUALIZING THE IOT ECOSYSTEM: A BRIEF REVIEW, ADDRESSING NFV STRATEGIES

Francis Aidan Ruambo ., Justin Alipoki Mwakatobe .
2019 International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology  
It is achievable through virtualization technologies namely Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN).  ...  In this article, a brief overview of the NFV strategies towards virtualizing the IoT ecosystem is addressed.  ...  NFV implements network functions through a piece of software that is configured under NFVI.  ... 
doi:10.33564/ijeast.2019.v04i03.053 fatcat:ldali5kfn5hbfh2ro4xt2d6a5i

Can open-source projects (re-)shape the SDN/NFV-driven telecommunication market?

Wouter Tavernier, Bram Naudts, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, Sofie Verbrugge
2015 it - Information Technology  
This paper provides an overview of existing open source initiatives for SDN/NFV-based network architectures, involving infrastructure to orchestration-related functionality.  ...  The recently proposed concept of Network Function Virtualization pushes the softwarization of telecommunication functionalities even further down to the data plane.  ...  Particular attention will be given to the concept of Service Function Chaining, as it plays a crucial role in linking services to the virtualization of network functions.  ... 
doi:10.1515/itit-2015-0026 fatcat:f2qnig2cm5bvhhyposz6trj664

A Secure Link-Layer Connectivity Platform for Multi-Site NFV Services

Ivan Vidal, Borja Nogales, Diego R. Lopez, Juan Rodríguez, Francisco Valera, Arturo Azcorra
2021 Electronics  
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a key technology for network automation and has been instrumental to materialize the disruptive view of 5G and beyond mobile networks.  ...  It provides a high degree of flexibility in placing these components on distributed NFV infrastructures (e.g., at the network edge, close to end users).  ...  Address Translation NTP Network Time Protocol NFV Network Functions Virtualization NFVI Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure NFVI-SDN Software Defined Networking VIM Virtualized Infrastructure  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10151868 fatcat:77xxu3qy35bsrntjm6wcetufoe

NFV Platform Design: A Survey [article]

Tianzhu Zhang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Due to the intrinsically inefficient service provisioning in traditional networks, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) keeps gaining attention from both industry and academia.  ...  In this paper, we present a comprehensive survey on NFV platform design. Our study solely targets existing NFV platform implementations.  ...  In Flurries [111] , the authors introduce the concept of per-flow service provisioning, and implement a container-based NFV platform named Flurries that provides flexible service function chaining.  ... 
arXiv:2002.11059v2 fatcat:zgafnd6xmvdzngkukq6qicf3gu

Distributed Function Chaining with Anycast Routing [article]

Adrien Wion, Mathieu Bouet, Luigi Iannone, Vania Conan
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we support our claim by designing such a system. We also present an implementation and an early evaluation, showing that we can easily steer traffic through available resources.  ...  As such, delivering these services requires that the traffic be steered through the desired sequence of virtual appliances.  ...  Segment Routing (SR) encapsulation has also been proposed to handle Service Function Chaining [8] . It is based on a source routing model to steer traffic segment to segment.  ... 
arXiv:1810.03355v1 fatcat:6t543dzmi5d6nfjc37zwnvbufu

Network service orchestration standardization: A technology survey

Charalampos Rotsos, Daniel King, Arsham Farshad, Jamie Bird, Lyndon Fawcett, Nektarios Georgalas, Matthias Gunkel, Kohei Shiomoto, Aijun Wang, Andreas Mauthe, Nicholas Race, David Hutchison
2017 Computer Standards & Interfaces  
Network Operations and Network Function Virtualization.  ...  A key requirement to fully exploit the benefits of these new architectures and technologies is a fundamental shift in management and control of resources, and the ability to orchestrate the network infrastructure  ...  in this paper; and to the EPSRC and BT for funding Daniel Kings Industrial CASE PhD research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.csi.2016.12.006 fatcat:kd4znoeo5jfepj4nqu7rka6meu

Effectiveness of Segment Routing Technology in Reducing the Bandwidth and Cloud Resources Provisioning Times in Network Function Virtualization Architectures

Vincenzo Eramo, Francesco Lavacca, Tiziana Catena, Marco Polverini, Antonio Cianfrani
2019 Future Internet  
In addition, we show how the segment routing technology can help to simplify the SFC routing by means of an effective addressing of the service functions.  ...  on the functional separation of an NFV orchestrator in Resource Orchestrator (RO) and Network Service Orchestrator (NSO).  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi11030071 fatcat:lrkv4lnffrdn7pgdekrmwgtyi4

Let there be Chaining: How to Augment your IGP to Chain your Services

Adrien Wion, Mathieu Bouet, Luigi Iannone, Vania Conan
2019 2019 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking)  
Ever since Network Functions Virtualization has replaced dedicated appliances, ISPs have been able to add a degree of flexibility in their traffic engineering.  ...  Our design is modular and incrementally deployable and has been implemented in what we call a NFV Router.  ...  Based on this enhanced topology, any routing scheme can be used to steer traffic through service functions, that is to chain services.  ... 
doi:10.23919/ifipnetworking.2019.8816831 dblp:conf/networking/WionBIC19 fatcat:lmgk7lzk7zcvtgp7datnrhosuq
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