Design and Implementation of a Reliable Container-based Service Function Chaining Testbed in Cloud-native System: An Open Source Approach

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Creator: 

Wang, Ziqiang

Date: 

2022

Abstract: 

Academia has been moving attention from Virtual Network Function (VNF) to Cloud-native Network Function (CNF) since cloudification has brought the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to an advanced level. It has already been demonstrated that cloud-native technology brings high flexibility and efficiency to large-scale network service deployment compared to the traditional VNF with Virtual Machines (VMs). However, more work is needed to provide a flexible and reliable Service Function Chaining (SFC) development solution. This thesis proposes a solution to dynamically deploy reliable SFCs consisting of multiple CNFs in a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using Network Service Mesh (NSM). Further, hardware and network usage are presented with the support of an open-source monitoring system, Prometheus, to help the network operator understand the deployed SFC. Additionally, the performance and limitations of this approach are analyzed and presented.

Subject: 

Computer Science

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Applied Science: 
M.App.Sc.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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