NFVTime™ Central

Management, control and provisioning server for carrier and enterprise NFV deployments


Telco Systems’ NFVTime Central is a complete remote management and control system for modern NFV edge deployments. It provides Zero Touch Provisioning, Disaster Recovery (Backup/Restore) and vCPE Controller for devices and services deployed with the NFVTime solution. It is natively integrated with Telco Systems CloudMetro™ 10/100 vCPE (Integrated CE NID and x86), Verge 100/200/300 vCPE (pure x86 platform) and third party certified White Boxes (Bring your own device business model for x86 platforms), all based on NFVTime-OS, a robust, open source, comprehensive NFVi-OS.
Telco Systems’ NFVTime Central is a complete remote management and control system for modern NFV edge deployments. It provides Zero Touch Provisioning, Disaster Recovery (Backup/Restore) and vCPE Controller for devices and services deployed with the NFVTime solution. It is natively integrated with Telco Systems CloudMetro™ 10/100 vCPE (Integrated CE NID and x86), Verge 100/200/300 vCPE (pure x86 platform) and third party certified White Boxes (Bring your own device business model for x86 platforms), all based on NFVTime-OS, a robust, open source, comprehensive NFVi-OS.

The NFVTime management and operations solution starts with the zero-touch deployment of a device and follows with automatic activation, authentication, and upgrade of software components. The ability to define service templates with multiple VNFs and network profiles by the customer or by customer site, dramatically reduces deployment time, operational support costs, and provides for rapid reaction to create and offer new services.   

NFVTime simplifies, accelerates, and automates the lifecycle procedures with Home Calling, Remote Backup and Restore, Remote Upgrade, and Customer-Service management features. 

Main Features

Provisioning Server
  • Zero Touch setup for new vCPE
    • Synchronization
    • Hardware definition
  • Home Calling
  • Backup and Restore
  • Swap restore
vCPE Controller
  • Downloading VNF images to edge devices
  • Create & boot VMs on the device
  • Configuring Service chaining (SFC between VMs/VNFs)
  • Openstack REST Northbound interface (NBI) for Automation (e.g. Nova REST API)
  • Horizon UI to configure Openstack features on the compute node implemented in the vCPE
  • Manual provisioning of VNFs and Service Chaining using the Horizon UI

Network management

NFVTime Controller is a full deployment and lifecycle management system with a comprehensive dashboard that allows:
  • Resources Management
  • Creation and management of  instances, images, networks and groups with different access and security rules 
  • Creation and management of projects, users, groups, and roles
  • Creation of reports for instances, flavors, images, networks, defaults, metadata definitions and system information. 

System requirements

Hereafter minimum system requirements for the solution components:

Component Name vCPU RAM Disk
Provisioning Server 1 4GB 25GB
vCPE Controller (central) 1 8GB 40GB
NFVTime-OS 1 2GB 30GB
vCPE Controller(local) 1 2GB 25GB