AuthorsT. Dreibholz, A. F. Ocampo and M. Fida
TitleDemonstration of P4-Based In-Band Telemetry for OSM-Orchestrated 4G/5G Testbeds
AfilliationCommunication Systems
Project(s)5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure , NorNet, The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications, Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering
Publication TypeTalks, contributed
Year of Publication2021
Location of Talk OSM #12 Ecosystem Day (virtual)
Type of TalkDemo presentation
Keywords5G, In-Band Telemetry, Network Function Virtualisation, Open Source MANO, OpenAirInterface, P4

The SimulaMet OpenAirInterface VNF provides an OpenAirInterface-based Enhanced Packet Core (EPC), with separate VDUs for HSS, MME, SPGW-C and SPGW-U. To allow for advanced in-band telemetry, we have extended this VNF to add switches with Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors (P4) to all relevant virtual links inside the EPC. P4 allows full programability of the packet forwarding behaviour, and especially allows to extend packets with additional information for in-band telemetry. This information can be read by other P4 instances to allow for fine-granular performance data collection. In this presentation and live demonstration, we would like show the solutions chosen to efficiently use OSM for handling our extended EPC, and in particular we would like to highlight the possibilities to perform P4-based in-band telemetry to evaluate the performance of the mobile network. Finally, we would also like to show the audience a live demo of our testbed setup with telemetry collection.

Citation Key OSMHackfest12