Open NFV kit and software gets verification program | 2/7/2018 | Staff
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The community working to develop open network function virtualisation has crafted a solution certification suite and published its associated test software.

The OVP – OPNFV Verified Program – is the spawn of the Linux Foundation's Open Platform for NFV group. The program covers the gamut of technologies in an NFV (Network Function Virtualisation) environment: this document [.DOCX] explains verification is available for hardware and software platforms, applications, and orchestration.

Aim - Effort - Framework - Lab - Tests

The aim of the effort is simple enough: to offer a framework for lab tests (both vendor and third party), so people can verify NFV infrastructure components and features against a standard environment.

As well as the infrastructure and virtualised infrastructure managers, the OPNFV says operators want verification of their cloud infrastructure, packet forwarding, IPv6 implementations, and VPNs. The announcement also flagged virtualised network functions as a possible future inclusion.

Announcement - OPNFV - Huawei - Nokia - Wind

In its announcement, OPNFV touts Huawei, Nokia, Wind River, and ZTE as the first group of vendors to win the OPNFV Verified logo.

Implementation of OVP rests on a test framework called Dovetail, which the OPNFV describes here.

Dovetail - Architecture - Server - System

Dovetail's architecture is simple: there's a server system to store...
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