8th OSM Hackfest

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ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability and the OSM community are organizing the 8th OSM Hackfest on 18-22 November 2019.

The event will be hosted by 5GCity in Lucca, Tuscany (Italy), co-located with the OSM#8 meeting and a 5GCity Hackfest, offering a great opportunity to share and learn with OSM and 5GCity developers and module leaders, and explore opportunities for synergies and collaboration.

Participation to OSM Hackfests is free and open to all upon Registration


Il Real Collegio Di Lucca

P.zza del Collegio, 13

55100, Lucca LU


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This OSM Hackfest will allow new users to get familiar with OSM Release SIX and exercise all the main functionalities, from basic operations (installation, setup, common operations, etc.) to most advanced capabilities, such as 5G network slicing 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, build complex examples, fine-tune, test and demonstrate Release SEVEN and experimental features on the OSM Remote Labs network.


OSM Hackfest participants will learn to :

  • Install OSM and run some examples
  • Get familiar with OSM's GUI and CLI
  • Create basic VNF and NS Descriptors and build own packages
  • Model and deploy Advanced Network Services with:
    • Multi-VDU VNFs
    • Physical and Hybrid Network Functions
    • EPA capabilities
  • Model dynamic Life Cycle Management operations with Day-1 and Day-2 actions
  • Configure Fault and Performance Management and close-loop operations
    • Collecting, visualizing and reacting to metrics and events
  • Model and Deploy 5G Network Slices
  • Configure and Deploy Service Function Chaining
  • Contribute, modify and experiment with OSM source code
    • Perform basic troubleshooting
  • Understand OSM CI/CD and Robot Framework
    • Build complex examples and run own experimental testing

Who should attend

  • VNF vendors, who want to onboard their VNF in OSM following best practices
  • System Integrators, who want to get started with OSM
  • Service providers, who want to get first hand operational experience with OSM
  • Academia and Universities, who are using or considering OSM as platform for their research activities in networking
  • Experimented developers and users that want to share and test with the community
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  • Seats are limited, registration is mandatory
  • Participants are expected to have user-level knowledge of Linux and be familiar with NFV and SDN concepts
  • Laptop
  • A remote environment will be made available for participants, if you prefer to install in your own laptop, please follow the default installation procedure. Main requirements:
    • MINIMUM: 2 CPUs, 4 GB RAM, 20GB disk and a single interface with Internet access
    • RECOMMENDED: 2 CPUs, 8 GB RAM, 40GB disk and a single interface with Internet access


  • Tentative: Please note the sessions' times and contents may be subject to change

OSM Hackfest Sessions

  • Welcome & Logistics for the week
  • Session 0: Introduction to NFV and OSM
  • Session 1: OSM Installation and first use (Release SIX)
  • Session 2: Basic Descriptors: VNF, NS and instructions to VNF Providers
  • Session 3: Modeling multi-VDU VNFs
  • Session 4: Advanced Descriptors: Modeling EPA, PNFs and HNFs
  • Session 5: Adding day-0 configuration to your VNF
  • Session 6: Adding day-1/day-2 configuration to your VNF: Proxy Charms and Primitives
  • Session 7: OSM Fault & Performance Management
  • Session 8: 5G Network Slicing with OSM
  • Session 9: Service Function Chaining
  • Session 10: How to Contribute to OSM
  • Other Sessions: Day1/2 with Native Charms, VNF On-boarding walk-through, On-boarding to VCD, SR-IOV

Remote Labs

During OSM Hackfests participants build and try real examples of OSM interaction with different VIMs and NFV Infrastructures that are kindly made available by our community members through the OSM Remote Labs network.

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Please send your technical questions to OSM_TECH@list.etsi.org or join the OSM Community Slack Workspace

Questions about ETSI, joining OSM, this hackfest and future events can be sent to: OSMSupport@etsi.org