NFV MANO in Half a Day

This course uses as a starting point the main ETSI NFV architecture with its building blocks, and then focuses its attention on the Management and Orchestration (MANO) functions.


€ 350*

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This course focuses on the Management and Orchestration (MANO) functions with the building blocks of the main ETSI NFV architecture as a base.

While still keeping the big picture and real-world use cases in view, it describes the three main sub-components of MANO (NFVO, VNFM and VIM) and explains how they are used to construct a Network Service (NS) comprising virtualized as well as physical network functions (VNFs and PNFs) connected with virtual network links (VLs).

This course exists in a shorter version, NFV MANO in an Hour, and a full-length version covering all topics in much more detail.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

Course outline

  • NFV Architecture
  • ETSI Reference Points
  • Network Services
  • PNFs and VNFs
  • Virtual Links and Connection Points
MANO Functions and RESTful APIs
  • NFV Orchestrator (NFVO)
  • VNF Manager (VNFM)
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
    • Responsibilities
    • Stored Data
  • Reference Points vs Interfaces
  • Main Functionality of Interfaces
  • RESTful API Approach
  • HTTP Request Line Construction
The NFV Network Service
  • Profiles for VNF/PNF/NS
  • Virtual Links and Link Ports
  • VNF Forwarding Graphs
  • Example: Voice over 5G
Network Service Instantiation
  • The Role of Descriptors
  • The Role of Deployment Flavors (DF)
  • The Role of Instantiation Levels
  • NS Instantiation Flow
  • VNF Instantiation Flow
On-Boarding Network Services and Functions
  • VNF Packages
  • VNF Onboarding Flow
  • NS Onboarding Flow
  • NS Scaling
  • VNF Scaling
  • Who Decides Scaling
  • Who Performs Scaling
MANO Extended Edition
  • Multiple NFVOs and VIMs
  • WAN Infrastructure Manager (WIM)
Open Source MANO Examples
  • OSM
  • ONAP


Working knowledge of computer and telecommunications systems as well as understanding of the ETSI NFV architecture corresponding to the course “Network Function Virtualization – Architecture and Principles”.