Container Network Functions (CNFs) are deployed by using standard Kubernetes development and integration methodologies.

The tenant container infrastructure that is deployed through VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes is identical to a typical standalone Kubernetes cluster in terms of the services and Kubernetes API endpoint. Container admins continue to use the same tools, clients and kubectl commands to manage their containerized network functions as they would in any other Kubernetes environment.

The Kubernetes cluster health is monitored by the Web-based Kubernetes Dashboard and the analytics solution discussed in the Analytics-Enabled Reference Architecture section.