ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability and the OSM community organized the 6th OSM Hackfest on 13-17 May 2019. The event was hosted by Intel in Santa Clara (CA, USA), co-located with the OSM#7 plenary meeting.


This OSM Hackfest offered a great opportunity to share and learn with OSM developers and module leaders, and explore further opportunities for synergies and collaboration.

This OSM Hackfest allowed new users to get familiar with OSM Release FIVE and exercise all the main functionalities, from basic operations (installation, setup, common operations, etc.) to most advanced functionalities, such as 5G network slicing and hybrid network service orchestration, with a big focus on VNF on-boarding activities and Day 0/1/2 operations.
In addition, experienced users and developers had the opportunity to hack into OSM, build complex examples, fine-tune, test and demonstrate Release SIX and experimental features on the OSM Remote Labs network.

Objectives - OSM Hackfest participants learned to:

  • Install OSM and run some examples
  • Get familiar with OSM's GUI and CLI
  • Create own VNF and NS descriptors and build packages
  • Model and deploy NS/VNF with EPA capabilities
  • Model dynamic Life Cycle Management operations with Day-1 and Day-2 actions
  • Perform Basic troubleshooting
  • Configure Fault and Performance management and close-loop operations
  • Modify and experiment with OSM source code
  • Build complex examples and rum own experimental testing

Check detailed agenda at the 6th OSM Hackfest WIKI.

  • Session 0: Introduction to NFV and OSM
  • Session 1: OSM Installation and first use
    • OSM installation (Release FIVE)
    • OSM user experience from the UI
    • OSM user experience from the client
  • Session 2: Creating a basic VNF and NS
  • Session 2.5: Instructions for VNF builders for free-style experimental sessions
  • Session 3: Modelling multi-VDU VNF
  • Session 4: Adding day-0 configuration to your VNF
  • Session 5: Modeling EPA capabilities in your VNF descriptor
  • Session 6: Adding day-1/day-2 configuration to your VNF
    • Creating a charm for your VNF
    • VNF primitives
  • Session 7: OSM Fault & Performance Management
    • Collecting and visualizing metrics from VNFs
    • Collecting, visualizing and reacting to events from VNFs
  • Session 8: 5G Network slicing with OSM
    • Modeling Network Slices
  • Session 9: Service Function Chaining
  • Session 10: Contribution to OSM
  • OSM Demos
  • Freestyle Experimental Sessions

Intel Corporation
3600 Juliette Lane
Santa Clara
CA 95054

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Who should attend:

  • VNF vendors, who want to onboard their VNF in OSM following best practices
  • System Integrators, who want to get used with OSM
  • Service providers, who want to get first hand operational experience with OSM
  • Academia and Universities, who are considering OSM as platform for their research activities in networking
  • Experimented developers and users that want to share and test with the community


  • Participation is open to all but seats are limited, registration is mandatory
  • Laptop / VM in laptop
    • Linux installed (preferred, Ubuntu 16.04)
    • RECOMMENDED: 2CPUs, 8GB RAM, 20GB disk
  • Participants are expected to have user-level knowledge of Linux and be familiar with NFV and SDN concepts
  • It is highly recommended that you download and install the OSM Rel FIVE before the hackfest.
    Please see the OSM Wiki for details on how to download and install OSM on your computer.
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