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Advantages

  • No Vendor Lock-in

    Huawei’s FusionCloud solution supports multiple infrastructure virtualization technologies, including Huawei FusionCompute; Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), and bare metal resources. The bare metal option supports multiple standard server models, such as Huawei’s RH2288H V3 and RH5885 V3, as well as the Inspur NF5280M4.

    FusionCloud provides northbound OpenStack APIs that allow integration with third-party cloud management platforms and Management and Orchestration (MANO) systems.

  • Enterprise-level Enhancements

    The solution enhances computing, storage, and network capabilities for commercial use, including Virtual Machine (VM) High Availability (HA), shared volumes, and OpenStack Neutron-based SDN. To improve deployment and management efficiency, the solution provides a user-friendly OpenStack Cloud Provisioning Service (CPS) tool and O&M components.

  • Solution-level Delivery

    Huawei has extensive experience in delivering OpenStack projects and can provide complete solutions that target highly demanding settings, such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Solution Architecture

  • FusionSphere OpenStack

    The latest version (6.1), based on the community’s Mitaka release, includes the Nova, Glance, Ironic, Swift, Cinder, Neutron, Keystone, Ceilometer, and Heat core services.

    Cloud Provisioning Service

    A boot and provisioning module responsible for installing OSs on hosts, deploying service modules, monitoring service status, and arbitrating between active and standby services.

    OpenStack OM

    This unifies the management of resources that are visible to users in the cloud system and provides integrated resource management experience and Virtual Data Centers (VDCs). Automatic resource provisioning is available to implement automated VM deployment, including infrastructure deployment, automatic service deployment, and service monitoring. The O&M system also provides reports, rights, user management, maintenance, and fault management functions.

Enterprise-Level Enhancements

  • Extended VM HA

    This High Availability (HA) enhancement was added to meet the elevated reliability requirements of NFV VMs.

    VM Faults

    VM HA is based on the results of VM monitoring. Faults include abnormalities, such as a system panic in the VM GuestOS or an infinite kernel loop.

    Server Faults

    When local VMs cannot be restarted, or when physical servers become faulty, VMs are rebuilt on other physical hosts that meet their requirements.

  • Shared Volumes

    Logical volumes are attached to at least two VMs as shared volumes. Data can be read from or written to one or multiple volumes at the same time.

    Scenarios

    In consistent data access and hot standby settings, failover time is reduced and system availability is improved.

  • VM Bandwidth Configuration

    Extended flavor APIs define VM bandwidth resources to meet the requirements of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs). Bandwidth is a core resource competed for by products with high requirements, such as media servers and gateways. The community natives provide unified management and scheduling for general resources, such as memory and CPUs, but it cannot preschedule bandwidth resources, leading to bandwidth preemption. Huawei’s release uses nova-compute to update the bandwidth information on each node, extend flavor APIs, define VM bandwidth requirements, and add filters to screen nodes with efficient bandwidth resources in the scheduling phase, so that the high-bandwidth requirements of VNFs can be met.

  • EVS-supported User-Mode High-Speed Forwarding Meets the High Performance and Low Latency Requirements of NFV Data-Plane NEs

    Huawei's high-performance user-mode EVS is seamlessly connected to the FusionSphere OpenStack network virtualization service based on ML2 plug-ins in the standard of FusionSphere OpenStack Neutron. This user-mode EVS provides tenants with high-performance, low-latency virtual switching. It uses the high-performance Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) user-mode forwarding framework to bypass data packets from physical NICs to the tenant plane. VMM employs the vhost-user technology to ensure the high-performance, low-latency packet processing between VMs and hosts, or among VMs.

  • Automatic Network Orchestration by the SDN Controller

    FusionSphere OpenStack cloud platform builds a multi-virtualization platform (ESXi and Huawei XEN and KVM) and converged resource pools with automatic Bare Metal Server provisioning. It coordinates with Huawei SDN controller to automatically orchestrate complete overlay network services, which are based on hardware and software SDNs.

  • Automated Installation

    To simplify OpenStack installation and management, Huawei’s FusionCloud solution includes a GUI for automatic deployment, component configuration, role modification, and capacity expansion.

  • Automatic O&M

    Huawei FusionSphere OpenStack matches E2E O&M tool systems (used for development and test, project delivery, and O&M) to meet the O&M requirements of production-oriented E2E processes.