Open Source MANO

Open Source Mano is an ETSI-hosted initiative to develop an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV.

Two of the key components of the ETSI NFV architectural framework are the NFV Orchestrator and VNF Manager, known as NFV MANO. Additional layers, such as service orchestration are also required for operators to enable true NFV services. Open Source software can facilitate the implementation of an ETSI aligned NFV architecture, provide practical and essential feedback to the ETSI ISG NFV and increase the likelihood of interoperability among NFV implementations.

ETSI's Open Source Mano (OSM) group, is developing an open source NFV Management and Orchestration stack using well established open source tools and working procedures. The activity is closely aligned with the evolution of ETSI NFV and will provide a regularly updated reference implementation of NFV MANO. OSM aims at enabling an eco-system of NFV solution vendors to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver solutions to their users.

ETSI OSM complements the work of ETSI NFV and vice versa. In particular, ETSI OSM provides an opportunity to capitalize on the synergy between standardization and open source approaches by accessing a greater and more diverse set of contributors and developers than would normally be possible.

This approach maximizes innovation, efficiency and time to market and ensures a continuing series of true (conformant) reference implementations.

Participation to ETSI OSM is open to members and non-members of ETSI upon signature of the relevant agreements.

The OSM code is developed according to accepted open source working procedures. Latest information is available on the OSM development platform which is hosted and managed by the ETSI Secretariat.