HPE NFV Blueprints are validated reference configurations based on HPE infrastructure platforms and partner VIM offerings that are optimized for specific NFV use-cases. These blueprints are offered with toolkits and documentation to simplify the install and build of the NFV infrastructure stack. HPE NFV Blueprints showcase HPE’s thought leadership on how to engineer open NFV-I solutions, incorporating multi-vendor components based on industry standards.
|Category||NFVI Data Center Hardware Platform|
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
HPE NFV Blueprints are validated reference configurations that automate and simplify the deployment of telco clouds by leveraging proven designs optimized for NFV use cases and include both the physical and virtual components of the NFVI stack.
HPE NFV Blueprints showcase HPE’s thought leadership on open NFV-I solutions based on open industry standards.
Design Leadership: Built on HPE’s proven expertise with NFVI deployments globally. These designs leverage HPE’s breadth of compute, storage, networking portfolios.
Accelerate Time to Market: toolkits automate configurations of NFVI stack and can be customized by SIs as required.
Open Ecosystem: HPE’s rich ecosystem of SIs, ISVs and NEPs provide SPs with choices that avoid vendor lock-in.
|Top Use Cases||
|Supported Hypervisors||ESXi and KVM|
|Linux Container Integration||
The virtualization layer within the HPE NFV Blueprints can be used to host Containers.
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation, OCP, OpenStack Foundation, TIP, Open19, DMTF, OpenSAF, OpenHPI, TMForum|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||LFN, Open Container Initiative|
|Key Partners||Intel, Red Hat, Wind River, VMware|
HPE NFV Blueprints have been optimized for every layer of the NFVI stack and are designed to enable scalability via modularity, reliability with no single point of failure and accelerated performance. Leveraging infrastructure as code principles and HPE NFV best practices, HPE NFV Blueprints utilize automated deployment and configuration of the NFVI stack to help reduce complexity and eliminate human error. All system components are NEBS level 3 certified, tuned with optimal BIOS and NIC configurations for carrier-grade performance and incorporate open industry standards such as Redfish. HPE NFV Blueprints are designed and validated with close technical collaboration from leading VIM and SDN partners, and offered with end to end support.
|Performance and Scalability||
|Supported Network Acceleration||DPDK, PCI pass through and SR-IOV|
|Automation API Support||
The entire physical and virtual infrastructure can be managed by RESTful APIs. Physical APIs include Redfish API and Restful iLO. The virtual infrastructure APIs include OpenStack service APIs and SDN (Virtual Services Directory) APIs.
|Visibility & Troubleshooting||
Beyond HPE infrastructure tools for operations and maintenance, HPE NFV Blueprints offer software value adds to perform health checks of NFVI and VIM components and CLI-based tools to manage interactions with existing and new components in the NFVI.