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+A.1 Impact Analysis
+Upgrading the different software modules may cause different impact on
+the availability of the infrastructure resources and even on the service
+continuity of the vNFs.
+**Software modules in the computing nodes**
+#. Host OS patch
+#. Hypervisor, such as KVM, QEMU, XEN, libvirt
+#. Openstack agent in computing nodes (like Nova agent, Ceilometer
+ agent...)
+.. <MT> As SW module, we should list the host OS and maybe its
+ drivers as well. From upgrade perspective do we limit host OS
+ upgrades to patches only?
+**Software modules in network nodes**
+#. Neutron L2/L3 agent
+#. OVS, SR-IOV Driver
+**Software modules storage nodes**
+#. Ceph
+The table below analyses such an impact - considering a single instance
+of each software module - from the following aspects:
+- the function which will be lost during upgrade,
+- the duration of the loss of this specific function,
+- if this causes the loss of the vNF function,
+- if it causes incompatibility in the different parts of the software,
+- what should be backed up before the upgrade,
+- the duration of restoration time if the upgrade fails
+These values provided come from internal testing and based on some
+assumptions, they may vary depending on the deployment techniques.
+Please feel free to add if you find more efficient values during your
+Note that no redundancy of the software modules is considered in the table.