ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability is organizing the 3rd NFV Plugtests™ event on 29 May to 8 June 2018. The event will be co-located with the OPNFV Plugfest from 4 to 8 June 2018 and take place in ETSI's headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.



This 3rd ETSI NFV Plugtests event offers yet another opportunity for vendors and open source communities to meet, collaborate and assess the level of interoperability of their implementations, and last but not least, to verify the correct interpretation of the ETSI NFV specifications.

Organisations interested in actively participating in the test sessions with any of the following components, are invited to join the ETSI NFV Plugtests Programme and register for the Plugtests Event:

  • Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions
  • Virtual Infrastructure Managers and NFV Infrastructure (VIM&NFVI)
  • Hardware

The 3rd ETSI NFV Plugtests event will see ETSI OSM, Open Baton, OpenStack and OPNFV as supporting Open Source communities and will be co-located with the OPNFV Plugfest, offering a new opportunity for different communities to come together, exchange and collaborate, and make significant advances to their NFV implementations in a short period of time.

This activity is supported by the European Commission.

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This Plugtests event builds on the learnings from the previous NFV Plugtests where different NFV capabilities were covered from on-boarding, instantiation, scaling, update and termination of Network Services and Virtual Network Functions to more complex configurations and features such as fault and performance management, enhanced platform awareness, multi-site deployments and NFV APIs.

This third event will concentrate on building complex Network Services that combine virtualnetwork functions from different providers,while testing interoperability with MANO solutions across plateforms and sites. It will also exercise advanced NFV features such as network and service automation.

The sessions will also demonstrate how multivendor combinations of NFV components can address 5G and Zero-touch network and service management use cases, and expand the scope of NFV API testing to help progress the work on NFV conformance testing.

Once more, the event will leverage the Hub for Interoperability and Validation at ETSI (HIVE) to interconnect participants’ labs and local test infrastructure deployed at ETSI.


Participation is free and open to all, however prior registration is required. As space is limited, places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Companies wishing to participate in the NFV Plugtests test sessions are required to have at least one person on-site during the event, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement upon registration.

The deadline for registrations is 15 April 2018.

Note: Event attendance is free of charge, however attendees are responsible for all other associated costs (travel, meals, etc...).

This activity is supported by the European Commission.