ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability and the OSM community are organizing the 4th OSM Hackfest on 29 October-2 November 2018. The event will be hosted by VMware in Palo Alto, during the OSM#6 meeting.


This OSM Hackfest will allow new users to get familiar with OSM Rel FOUR and exercise all the main functionalities, from basic operations (installation, setup, common operations, etc.) to most advanced activities, with a big focus on VNF on-boarding activities covering Day 0/1/2 operations.
In addition, experienced users and developers will have the opportunity to hack into OSM, fine-tune, test and demonstrate Rel FIVE and experimental features on the OSM Remote Labs network.


  • Install OSM and run some examples
  • Get familiar with OSM's GUI and CLI
  • Create your own VNF and NS descriptors and build packages
  • Understand how to deploy NS/VNF with EPA
  • Learn how to add dynamic LCM with Day-1 and Day-2 actions with charms
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Freestyle Experimental Sessions

VMware Inc | Hilltop A

3425 Hillview Avenue

Palo Alto 94304, CA, USA

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



  • Seats are limited
  • Laptop / VM in laptop
    • Linux installed (preferred, Ubuntu 16.04)
    • RECOMMENDED: 2CPUs, 8GB RAM, 20GB disk
  • User-level knowledge of Linux
  • Familiarity with NFV and SDN concepts
  • For optimal use of the time it is highly recommended that you download and install the OSM Rel FOUR vagrant image (including virtualbox and vagrant) prior to the hackfest. Please see here for details on how to download and install OSM on your computer.
  • Session 0: Introduction to NFV and OSM
  • Session 1: OSM Installation and first use
    • OSM installation (Release FOUR)
    • OSM user experience from the UI
    • OSM user experience from the client
  • Session 2: Creating a basic VNF and NS
    • Tutorial: Creating descriptors and packages (simple VNF - single VM, no EPA, no charms)
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 3: Modeling multi-VDU VNF
    • Tutorial. Creating descriptors and packages (complex VNF - multi-VDU)
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 4: Adding day-0 configuration to your VNF
    • Tutorial: Creating descriptors and packages (complex VNF - multi-VDU, day-0 config via cloud-init, no charms yet)
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 5: Modeling EPA capabilities in your VNF descriptor
    • Tutorial: Creating descriptors and packages (complex VNF - multi-VDU, day-0 config via cloud-init, EPA, no charms yet)
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 6: OSM Fault & Performance Management
    • Tutorial:Collecting and visualizing metrics from VNFs
    • Hands-on session
    • Tutorial: Collecting, visualizing and reacting to events from VNFs
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 7: Adding day-1/day-2 configuration to your VNF. Creating a charm for your VNF
    • Tutorial: Introduction to VNF Package Generation and VNF Primitives
    • Hands-on session
    • Tutorial: Creating a charm for a VNF (SSH access and execution of a command)
    • Hands-on session
  • Freestyle Experimental Sessions

Check detailed agenda at the 4th OSM Hackfest WIKI.

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