This page describes a proposal to perform a functional test of the OPNFV platform in Release 1 by deploying a virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS), configuring it to deliver services to a set of emulated SIP endpoints, deploying a virtualized test system that implements those emulated SIP endpoints, and performing a series of simple functional tests on the vIMS, including the ability to establish SIP sessions between emulated endpoints.
All of these steps will be fully automated such that they can be called from a Jenkins script, thereby enabling this functional test to be included if appropriate in the Continuous Integration process.
This functional test will verify that
Functional testing of vIMS in OPNFV Release 1 will be limited to a basic, non-scalable and non-fault-tolerant deployment of IMS. Furthermore, in this release the vIMS will perform only control plane functions (i.e. processing of SIP signaling messages) and will not be passing RTP media streams.
In future releases, the same software elements can be deployed with multiple instances of each VNF component to provide a fault tolerant and dynamically scalable deployment of IMS. With the addition of virtualized Session Border Controller software elements, the scope of vIMS functional testing can be further expanded to include the handling of RTP media.
The software components to be deployed as the VNF, and the software that performs the functional testing of the VNF, are all open source. They form part of Project Clearwater. The following software elements will be deployed for the purposes of the vIMS functional test:
Each of these components will be instantiated as a single virtual machine.
All of the software components listed above need to be able to connect to each via IP. There are no other specific networking requirements. It does not matter how the IP connectivity is provided, i.e. whether it uses VLAN, VXLAN, GRE etc.
We will use OpenStack Heat to automate the deployment of the vIMS and test components, via the following steps:
Once the VMs are all up and running, Clearwater-live-test will provision a small number of subscribers on the vIMS. Essentially this involves injecting pairs of SIP identity and password into the Homestead and Homer repositories via the API exposed by Ellis.
Clearwater-live-test will then perform a set of functional tests. At the least, these tests will include:
Finally, Clearwater-live-test will report success or failure of these tests.