As an open source project, participation in OPNFV is open to all, whether you are an employee of a member company or just passionate about network transformation. The best way to evaluate, learn, contribute, and influence the direction of the project is to participate.

End Users

The eighth release, Hunter, represents a turning point as OPNFV evolves from primarily building NFV reference platforms to taking the lead on a common NFVI stack in collaboration with the GSMA and several global network operators. We encourage all end users and network operators to download Hunter to your test environment, try it on OPNFV Lab-as-a-Service or connect to our Pharos labs via our CI/CD toolchain.

OPNFV InfographicDevelopers

Start on the OPNFV Wiki and get a sense of the approved OPNFV projects in motion. Next, sign up for OPNFV mailing lists, attend project calls and the regular TSC meetings.

In order to gain access to the developer tools supporting OPNFV, you must first create a Linux Foundation account. Once your registration is complete, visit the tools page where you will find links to all of the developer tools available and check out these OPNFV tutorial videos. You can also find developer resources on the getting started wiki page and developer onboarding materials here. We hope that you will contribute code, file JIRA tickets, or review other’s work and help us make this a platform that fills the needs of the broader industry. The Linux Foundation account will also enable you to get on-demand infrastructure resources to try out OPNFV or develop on it through our Lab-as-a-Service offering.

Lastly, Open Source Networking User Groups (OSN User Groups) are popping up around the world and are a great way to start working with OPNFV. Learn more.


OPNFV is a project within LF Networking (“LFN”). Learn more about membership.


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