Junos Node Slicing Demo Videos
Have you read about Node Slicing on the TechWiki, or in the press here or here? We announced support for this cool feature in with 17.2 and the buzz from our customers has been great. Seeing is believing and since all of you cannot come visit Sunnyvale for a Proof of Concept, we will attempt to bring it you.
But first, let me explain Junos Node Slicing (JNS) in a few sentences for those who do not want to read the links above. With JNS, we create a slice, also called a Guest Network Function or GNF, consisting of a forwarding place and a control plane. The forwarding plane may consist of one or more line cards from the physical router which we call the base system or BSYS. The control plane or JCP is a Junos VM running on an external x86 server. Visual learners click here.
DEMO 1 – GUEST NETWORK FUNCTION CREATION
We start off on the Junos Device Manager, or JDM, on the x86 server, which we use to manage the JCPs. We configure a GNF with ID 5 and configure FPC 7 and 8 for that GNF matching the ID of 5 in the configuration in the BSYS.
Typical questions after this demo…
DEMO 2 – REDUNDANCY CONFIGURATION
Our apologies for not recording a failover between JCPs. Here is a short video showing some information on the server topology and configuration. Redundancy is supported, of course.
DEMO 3 – ABSTRACTED FABRIC INTERFACES (SNEAK PEEK FOR FUTURE RELEASES)
Consolidation of network functions whether router on a stick or universal edge are examples of where this feature could make an impact. An interconnect is necessary to avoid additional external cabling between line cards, the purchasing of more line cards, and additional optics. Hence, abstracted fabric interfaces (AF).