MEF 55 Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

2016 Mar

Amendments: MEF 55.0.1 , MEF 55.0.2

Primary Resource for: APIs

Product Portfolio: APIs | Standard Type: MEF Service Lifecycle

Summary:

LSO is an agile approach to streamlining and automating the service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering an end-to-end Connectivity Service (e.g., Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN, MPLS, etc.). This document describes a Reference Architecture and Framework for orchestrating the service lifecycle.


Abstract:

LSO is an agile approach to streamlining and automating the service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering an end-to-end Connectivity Service (e.g., Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN, MPLS, etc.). This document describes a Reference Architecture and Framework for orchestrating the service lifecycle. It includes a set of functional management entities that enable cooperative service lifecycle orchestration for Third Network Connectivity Services. The framework also provides high level functional requirements and outlines high level operational threads describing orchestrated Connectivity Service behavior as well as interactions among management and control entities. The Management Interface Reference Points that characterize interactions between LSO functional management entities are identified in the reference architecture. These Management Interface Reference Points are described such that they can be realized by Interface Profiles and further by APIs, which can be used to enable automated and orchestrated Connectivity Services. 


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