End Users of Stratoss™ Lifecycle Manager (LM)
The types of users for Stratoss LM can be divided into a set of roles based on their main responsibility:
- VNF Engineering
- Network Service Design
- Installation and Administration
The main use cases of the user roles are described below.
The VNF Engineer is a VNF subject matter expert with responsibility for the creation and/or onboarding of third party VNF software through the creation of an operational package that can be managed by Stratoss LM. The VNF Developer creates VNF functional tests and behaviour scenarios
Network Service Designer
- The Service Engineer is responsible for realising a network service from a documented network service design and the set of VNFs which it is composed from.
- The Service Engineer translates service designs from other SMEs into a Network Service design.
- The Service Engineer implements the Network Service design by connecting Network Service and VNF packages to a location based network configuration.
- The Service Engineer validates that network service packages and all their included third party VNFs behave as expected.
- The Service Engineer brings network service and VNF packages through a pre-production verification process and publishes the packages for production use when appropriate.
- Operations manages the life of service instances within production environments.
- Operations is responsible for executing new or planned changes to service instances.
- Operations is responsible for diagnosing and resolving reported errors or anomalies.
Installer and Administrator
- The Administrator configures and administers Stratoss LM, tailoring the system to manage their environment.
- The Administrator models the infrastructure universe that Stratoss LM will be deploying to, modelling placement groups and available infrastructure features.
- The Administrator configures pre-production environments that can run and test network service designs.
- The Administrator onboards VIM drivers and external resource managers that are required to run a network service.