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ZENIC vDC Controller Introduction

The continuous rise of new services such as 5G, big video and cloud service has brought great challenges to traditional data centers. The ZENIC vDC controller is a carrier-class cluster controller product launched by ZTE. It is designed to the application scenarios of telecom cloud(NFVI), private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud. Combined with service orchestrator and cloud platform, it provides the end-to-end SDN solution.

ZENIC vDC controller takes over the network interface of Openstack / TECS by providing plug-in, realizes the control of switch, firewall, LB and other equipments, ZENIC vDC controller automates the distribution of service configuration, and realizes the connection between network and cloud.

ZENIC vDC controller’s system is 3-server cluster architecture, any single node off-line does not affect the work of the controller cluster; the controller cluster and the forwarding equipments are strictly decoupled, and the loss of the controller cluster does not affect the work of the forwarding plane. The ZENIC vDC controller’s high-reliability architecture ensures high service reliability.

Products Advantages

Very Large Scale
2K-8K VTE by Controller cluster
16M tenants/networks

High Availability and Performance

The cluster based multi node controller architecture supports the dynamic expansion of nodes and the second level convergence of node failures

Intelligent real-time Q&M

In-band telemetry
Multi-dimensional Network Topology
Enriching O&M Tools

Latest Function

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Major Function

  • Fully programmable architecture

    The kernel of the ZENIC vDC controller is based on the unified ZTE platform, and the components can be dynamically loaded and unloaded. It can be programmed at two layers: Local API and northbound interface.

  • Distributed Controller Cluster

    The ZENIC vDC controller supports distributed controller cluster. The controller cluster consists of at least three controller nodes and provides the control plane with high availability. The scale of a controller cluster can be selected according to network requirements.

  • Built-in network virtualization

    The ZENIC vDC controller supports different layers of network virtualization capabilities. Include tenant virtualization, VRF-based route virtualization, VNET-based network virtualization, interface virtualization.

  • Supporting Distributed Routing

    The ZENIC vDC Controller supports distributed routing, that is, the fabric network forwards the east-west traffic and south-north traffic according to the host route flow table. Each OFS in the network is equal and can serve as the router. The distributed routing solution simplifies network design and avoids sensing and special configuration of the controller for different OFS devices. Besides, communication with adjacent servers avoids traffic detour and reduces network communication load, which satisfies the explosive east-west traffic requirement in current data centers.

  • Rich built-in network management functions

    The ZENIC vDC controller has many built-in network management functions of Web GUI, so that the administrator can manage the network status and locate the fault. The functions include: topology visualization, alarms, end-to-end fault diagnosis, protocol tracing.