Getting Started

Getting Started

Once tacker is installed successfully, follow the steps given below to get started with tacker and validate the installation.

Registering default OpenStack VIM

1.) Get one account on the OpenStack VIM.

In Tacker MANO system, the VNF can be onboarded to one target OpenStack, which is also called VIM. Get one account on this OpenStack. For example, the below is the account information collected in file vim-config.yaml:

auth_url: 'http://10.1.0.5:5000'
username: 'nfv_user'
password: 'mySecretPW'
project_name: 'nfv'
project_domain_name: 'Default'
user_domain_name: 'Default'

2.) Register the VIM that will be used as a default VIM for VNF deployments. This will be required when the optional argument –vim-id is not provided by the user during vnf-create.

tacker vim-register --is-default --config-file vim-config.yaml \
       --description 'my first vim' hellovim

Onboarding sample VNF

1). Create a sample-vnfd.yaml file with the following content:

tosca_definitions_version: tosca_simple_profile_for_nfv_1_0_0

description: Demo example

metadata:
  template_name: sample-tosca-vnfd

topology_template:
  node_templates:
    VDU1:
      type: tosca.nodes.nfv.VDU.Tacker
      capabilities:
        nfv_compute:
          properties:
            num_cpus: 1
            mem_size: 512 MB
            disk_size: 1 GB
      properties:
        image: cirros-0.3.5-x86_64-disk
        availability_zone: nova
        mgmt_driver: noop
        config: |
          param0: key1
          param1: key2

    CP1:
      type: tosca.nodes.nfv.CP.Tacker
      properties:
        management: true
        order: 0
        anti_spoofing_protection: false
      requirements:
        - virtualLink:
            node: VL1
        - virtualBinding:
            node: VDU1

    VL1:
      type: tosca.nodes.nfv.VL
      properties:
        network_name: net_mgmt
        vendor: Tacker

Note

You can find more sample tosca templates at https://github.com/openstack/tacker/tree/master/samples/tosca-templates/vnfd.

2). Create a sample vnfd.

tacker vnfd-create --vnfd-file sample-vnfd.yaml samplevnfd

3). Create a VNF.

tacker vnf-create --vnfd-name samplevnfd samplevnf

5). Check the status.

tacker vim-list
tacker vnfd-list
tacker vnf-list
tacker vnf-show samplevnf
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