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AIC Auto Integration Center Introduction

The AIC auto integration center realizes the auto design, deployment and test of an NFV system. In addition, it solidifies classical manual system enhancement and optimization, so as to shorten the construction time effectively and decrease virtual integration deployment and network establishment cost. The AIC auto integration center consists of planning & design iDevise, installation deployment iDeploy, configuration tool iConfig and auto test iTest;

  1. iDevise completes auto planning of virtual network, including bearer planning, NFVI planning, and VNFs planning.
  2. iDeploy imports the files such as LLD from iDevise completing auto installation deployment of NFV system and the checking after the deployment.
  3. iConfig supports completing the site data planning & design of each VNF NE of core network, the system can realize automatic configuration of each NE First Call/First Download and commercial scenario of core network by importing the generated LLD into iDeploy.
  4. iTest automatically invokes test cases to complete the test and verification of functions, performance and reliability.
[Product Highlights]

  • Simplify design input

With the configuration wizard, it is only required to input a few planning parameters of each layer, the operations are easy and simple, the planning & design is more standard, correct, highly efficient and easy to use.

  • Zero intervention, auto deployment

The deployment tool realizes zero intervention & auto deployment, and displays the deployment progress and log information in real time.

The AIC tool kit provides the E2E design, deployment and test services to solve tedious and repetitive operations.

The AIC tool kit performs legality checking during the design and deployment to avoid the rework caused by human errors.

The deployment tool checks the environment before deployment and verifies the correctness after deployment to guarantee correctness and reliability of the deployment.

The test tool provides the auto network test capability based on the cloud test service of ZTE Openlab to improve the test efficiency.

  • Visualization

Visualized tool execution procedure: Display the execution progress in real time;

Visualized tool execution result: You can query the deployment report and deployment duration immediately;

Visualized execution error prompt: You can query anomaly and log information.

  • Opening

Open architecture: It provides an extendable interface framework, and implements the auto design and deployment of third-party devices with plug-ins.

Open interface: It provides northbound interfaces and can perform integration with third-party tool links.

Major Function

  • Design tool - iDevise

    The devise tool provides GUI, input the configuration parameters and resources required by hardware layer, virtual layer, MANO and service layer. The iDevise automatically generates LLD files of each layer preparing for the network deployment. 
    The design tool includes:

    • Virtual layer design: Includes network devise (IP addresses, VLAN and etc.), server devise, storage devise, available zone devise, and virtual layer version management.
    • MANO layer design: Includes MANO network devise (IP addresses, VLAN and etc.), tenant devise, VM standard devise, and MANO version management.
    • Service layer design: Includes service NE network devise (IP addresses, VLAN and etc.), VNF ID devise, tenant devise, VM standard devise and VNF version management.
  • Deployment tool - iDeploy

    Import LLD file: The tool completes the deployment of virtual layer, MANO layer and service layer, as well as basic configuration automatically based on the parameters of the LLD file. The First Call of the service can be successful.
    The deployment tool realizes:

    • Installation deployment of virtual layer: Includes checking the hardware environment, uploading versions, starting VMs, PXE services, loading versions, host discovery, installing versions, and creating host aggregations.
    • Installation deployment of MANO layer: Includes checking environment, uploading versions, creating tenants, deploying NFVO VMs, installing NFVO OMM, configuring NFVO, deploying VNFM VMs, installing VNFM OMM, and configuring VNFM.
    • Instantiation of service NE: Includes checking the environment, creating tenants, creating cloud disk types, creating a network, uploading version packages, importing basic packages, creating version packages quickly and instantiation.
    • Checking after instantiation: The system checks the deployment data after NE instantiation.
  • Configuration tool - iConfig

    iConfig provides site data planning & design and automatic configuration of NEs, supports automatic configuration of First Call/First Download and commercial scenarios, and is also applicable for capacity expansion of the configuration.
    The configuration tool realizes:

    • Site data planning: Includes the planning of application scenarios, global key parameters, interface addresses & routing and service parameters, and output of LLD files.
    • Site data configuration: Depending on iDeploy, the system completes data backup, data configuration and data restoration by importing the LLD files from iConfig.
  • Test tool iTest

    The test tool provides abundant test case libraries based on ZTE IT cloud environment. The users can download test case packages from the cloud on demand and execute them at the test phones/sites, iTest outputs the test reports and completes function/performance test, and the test tool center is to accelerate the promotion of automatic test capability of NFV network.
    The test tool realizes:

    • Test case management: The cloud test center maintains and manages the test cases uniformly, and the test tool can download and import test cases remotely;
    • Test task management: Includes test task management, test task execution, test report and test logs;
    • NE terminal dial test: Includes the function and performance test of service NEs;
    • DPI dial test: Includes the support of original work orders and SI comparison.