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Cisco Virtualized Packet Core v1 now available!

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Overview

Cisco Virtualized Packet Core (VPC) is the productized version of the StarOS software, which has so far been deployed on dedicated hardware platforms, but can now also run inside a virtual machine. This dCloud demo provides access to a fully configured and functional Evolved Packet Core network, where StarOS provides the MME, SGSN, SGW, PGW and GGSN functions, while surrounding network elements are implemented through simulators such as HSS, PCRF, OCS, LIMS, and CGF.

Check it out here: Cisco Virtualized Packet Core v1

Scenarios

  • Scenario 1: CLI Introduction
  • Scenario 2: Basic LTE Data Session
  • Scenario 3: End-to-End LTE Data Session
  • Scenario 4: GPRS/UMTS Data Session

Requirements

RequiredOptional
  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect or Remote Desktop
  • None

Components

  • StarOS running as VPC-SI (single instance)
  • Cisco proprietary simulators

Features

StarOS in VPC-SI
  • Attaching to the MME or SGSN
  • Activating a PDP context to the GGSN, or creating a PDN connection to SGW/PGW
  • Authenticating and accounting via Radius
  • Online charging via OCS
  • Policy control and volume monitoring via PCRF
  • Collecting of charging records to CGF
  • Capturing of Intercept Related Information (IRI) records for Lawful Intercept
  • Collecting bulkstats and event data records
  • Collecting 3GPP XML traces

Topology

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