US 10,892,957 B2
Managing physical network function instances in a network service instance
Joey Chou, Scottsdale, AZ (US); and Yizhi Yao, Chandler, AZ (US)
Assigned to Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by INTEL CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed on May 8, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/406,948.
Application 16/406,948 is a continuation of application No. 16/247,076, filed on Jan. 14, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/617,799, filed on Jan. 16, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0273666 A1, Sep. 5, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 41/50 (2013.01) [H04L 41/082 (2013.01); H04L 41/0813 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable instructions stored thereon, the computer-readable instructions to, when executed, instruct a processor of a management function of a wireless communication system to manage physical network function (PNF) instances in a network service (NS) instance, the instructions to:
generate an update NS request to send from the management function to a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) to update the NS instance, the update NS request comprising an NS instance identifier, an update type, and PNF information;
process an update NS response from the NFVO, the update NS response comprising a lifecycle operation occurrence identifier corresponding to an NS lifecycle operation occurrence;
process an NS Lifecycle Change notification from the NFVO, the NS Lifecycle Change notification indicating a start of an NS update; and
process an NS identifier change notification from the NFVO, the NS identifier change notification indicating a result of the NS update.