The OPNFV community was out in full force during the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA earlier this month. With the announcement of our fourth platform release, OPNFV Danube, co-hosting a reception, holding a demo in the S3 booth—as well as several community presentations and tutorials—OPNFV was a critical part of the conversation around open source networking, and how the various open source networking projects and standards are coming together in the full networking stack. See below for highlights from this year’s event.
Kicking things off Monday night, OPNFV co-hosted the Open Source Community Reception along with OpenDaylight, OpenStack, FD.io and ONAP. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Levi’s Stadium in the Yahoo! Fantasy Football Lounge. A big “thank you” to Serro, Juniper and Inocybe for sponsoring the event!
Tutorial: Getting Started with NFV Testing
OPNFV community members Trevor Cooper (Intel) and Jose Lausuch (Ericsson) presented a tutorial on “Getting Started with NFV Testing.” As a key tenet of moving NFV from PoC to deployment, testing is crucial to ensuring a fully supported and integrated service provider network. They shared best practices for open source NFV testing, including: methodology; mapping to ETSI NFV use-case/s; open source project integration; testing dashboards; CI/CD; and testing acceleration. If you missed the session, slides are available here, and you can view the video of the tutorial on the OPNFV YouTube channel.
S3 Solutions Showcase: OPNFV Pharos LasS Demo
Big thanks to Jack Morgan (Intel), Jose Lausuch (Ericsson) and other community
members for manning the OPNFV demo in the S3 Solutions Showcase on the showfloor. We had a great turnout with lots of interest in our Community Pharos Labs-as-a-Service (LaaS), which showed attendees how to leverage the new OPNFV Pharos dashboard and LaaS to try out an OPNFV deployment on their own. More information on Pharos is available on the OPNFV website here.
Exhibit Hall: Linux Foundation Projects Pavilion
We co-hosted a space in the Exhibit Hall in conjunction with Linux Foundation sister projects FD.io, OpenDaylight, ONAP, PNDA, OpenSwitch, and others. Many of the projects—including OPNFV—gave informal presentations in the lounge, handed out swag, and made some new contacts. Thank you to Chris Price, Ritch Dusome, and Frank Brockners for presenting on behalf of OPNFV in the LF Projects Pavilion and to all the community members who spent time in the booth talking with folks about open source networking.
- Panel Discussion: CI/CD Lessons Learned in Open Source Networking Moderated by Heather Kirksey, this session featured Gildas Linalis, Kyle Mestery, and Adriano Vieira for a lively discussion on various perspectives of CI/CD lessons learned from the trenches.
- Fireside Chat: DevOps + OPNFV: How Automated CI/CD Enables Network Provisioning OPNFV Ambassador and Principal Developer at Ericsson, Fatih Degirmenci, and Heather Kirksey sat down to discuss how DevOps CI/CD methodologies have become the backbone of OPNFV and enable a new paradigm of network provisioning, agility, speed, and technical diversity.
- OPNFV Update: The Danube Release and What Lies Around the Bend Heather Kirksey and OPNFV TSC Chair Tapio Tallgren (Nokia) gave a detailed update on the project, with a focus on the Danube release, OPNFV’s approach to cross-community CI (XCI), performance testing, MANO, and what’s next for the project. Slides from the presentation are available here.
- Other great sessions included AT&T’s The Nirvana SDN Stack for NFV by Paul Carver; a panel on the Implications of 5G to All Layers of the Stack moderated by OPNFV Board Chair Prodip Sen (HPE); and a tutorial on the Interoperability Challenge in Telecom and NFV Environments presented by OPNFV community members Ildiko Vancsa, Carsten Rossenhövel, and Chris Price. The session focused on the recent ETSI PlugTest and NIA-commissioned interoperability testing, their results, and how to architect full NFV solutions that will work together; watch the video and check out the slides.
- The Linux Foundation’s Arpit Joshipura laid out his vision for open source networking projects and standards in Wednesday’s keynote: Harmonizing of Open Source Networking. Get the slides and see the video.
Video: Heather Kirksey meets with TIA NOW
OPNFV’s Heather Kirksey spoke with Abe Nejad of TIA NOW about OPNFV’s integration of upstream open source projects such as OpenDaylight, OpenStack, and KVM and others into an open, carrier-grade NFV reference platform.
Check out our Community News page for OPNFV press coverage from the Danube release and our presence on site at the event, and if you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter (@OPNFV), Facebook, and LinkedIn for real-time project updates.
If you weren’t able to catch us at ONS, we hope to see you at another upcoming event, like the Danube Plugfest, OpenStack Summit, the Big Communications Event, or our Summit in Beijing. And be sure to save the date for ONS 2018! The event will be held March 27–29, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.
Good-bye Santa Clara, hello LA!