1st NFV PLUGTESTS

ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability organized its first NFV PlugtestsTM event on 23 January to 3 February 2017, hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain.

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Overview

The first NFV Plugtests event offered an opportunity where vendors and Open Source projects assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of the ETSI NFV specifications.

Companies and Open Source projects, interested in joining the test sessions with any of the following components, were invited to participate:

  • Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions
  • NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) with pre-integrated Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM)

This event was hosted by 5TONIC with the technical support from Telefonica.

This event included OSM, OPNFV, OPEN-O and Open Baton as supporting Open Source projects.

This activity was supported by the European Commission.

Scope

The Plugtest allowed to validate ETSI NFV Release 2 capabilities included the following areas:

  • Virtual Network Function Package Management
  • Software Image Management
  • Network Service Descriptor Management
  • Virtual Network Function Life Cycle Management
  • Network Service Life Cycle Management

The Plugtests event was preceded by a remote integration and pre-testing phase, where participants connected their implementations through a virtual lab environment.

The face to face NFV Plugtests event lasted 2 weeks, from 23rd of January to 3rd of February.

The first two days (23-24 January) were dedicated to on-site infrastructure and software deployment and pre-testing.

From 25 January to 3 February the Plugtest was dedicated to interoperability test sessions among local and remote NFV components. The on-site presence of at least one representative of each participating company (or project) was required, even if their implementation remained remote.

During the Plugtests 160 Test Sessions with different combinations of VNFs, MANOs and VIM&NFVIs from different providers were run, and over 1500 test results were reported.

This activity was supported by the European Commission.

Blog

Plugtests NFV Blog

The direct link to refer to this blog is http://www.etsi.org/news-events/events/1104-1st-nfv-plugtests?tab=4 

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DAY 9

NFV PLUGTESTS Photo

All the participants gathered one last time together before the last testing sessions. 

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DAY 8

NFV Plugtest party2

Sky lounge

The participants are enjoiying a Networking dinner at a Sky lounge with a spectacular view over Madrid.

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DAY 7

OSM TEAM

The Open Source MANO team at the 1st NFV plugtests event.

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DAY 6

Group Picture SMALL

All the NFV Plugtests' participants together in front of the 5TONIC building.

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DAY 5

Informal social event 3

Informal social event

The participants meeting up in order to celebrate the end of a fruitful testing day.

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DAY 4

Wrap-Up Session

A productive Wrap-up session with all participants, conducted at the end of the first testing sessions.

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DAY 3

Welcome Session

After the welcome presentation on the event was given, the participants could officially start their testing sessions.

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DAY 2

Pre-testing Deployment

The first two days were dedicated to on-site infrastructure deployment and pre-testing for the participants.

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DAY 1

JLF deployed Network

Jean-Luc Freisse deployed the Network in the two testing rooms that will welcome the participants.

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