ETSI to host its second NFV Plugtest
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

ETSI’s next Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) plug test will be held at ETSI, in Sophia Antipolis, France, between 15 and 19 January 2018

It will allow vendors and representatives from open source communities to carry extensive multi-party interoperability testing. At the event, they will be able to evaluate the level of interoperability of their implementations and confirm that they adhere to the NFV specifications that are being defined by ETSI. Supporting open source communities include ETSI OSM (Open Source MANO), OPNFV, OpenStack and Open Baton.

The five day interoperability session will deal with all key components of NFV deployments, including virtual network functions (VNFs), NFV infrastructure (NFVI), Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIMs) and management and orchestration (MANO) solutions. A series of comprehensive interoperability test sessions will cover the combining together of various different VNFs, NFV MANO solutions and NFV platforms.

Extending the scope of what was undertaken at the previous NFV Plugtests event, which took place earlier this year in Leganés, Spain, the sessions will encompass further important and emerging of NFV. These will include multi-site operation, network path, enhanced platform awareness, fault and performance management and NFV application programming interfaces to name a few.

A vital aspect of this latest event will be the continuous and ubiquitous testing environment that attendees will have access to as they join the NFV Plugtests Programme. This innovation, based on the ETSI Hub for Interoperability and Validation (HIVE), will enable remote integration and pre-testing for the event, together with further collaborative testing and validation activities such as remote interoperability testing, PoCs, demos or API validation during and between NFV Plugtests events.

ETSI OSM will in parallel organize an OSM Hackfest which will support on-boarding activities focusing on Day 0/1/2 operations (install, configure, optimize) that leverage the latest capabilities offered by the OSM platform.

Those interested in registering for the event or joining the NFV Plugtests Programme can click here to register their interest or here to see more details about the special tutorial and SpecFest session on 11 September 2017 in Denver, CO, USA, which can be attended remotely.

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