6th OSM Hackfest

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

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


Intel Corporation

3600 Juliette Lane,

Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA


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 activities, such as 5G network slicing and end-to end service orchestration, with a big focus on VNF on-boarding activities covering 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.

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OSM Hackfest participants learnt 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
  • Model 5G Network Slices and complex NS with PNFs
  • Perform basic troubleshooting
  • Configure Fault and Performance management and close-loop operations
  • Modify and experiment with OSM source code
  • Build complex examples and run own experimental testing

Who attended

  • 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 / VM in laptop
    • Linux installed (preferred, Ubuntu 16.04)
    • RECOMMENDED: 2 CPUs, 8 GB RAM, 20GB disk
  • It is highly recommended that you download and install OSM Rel FIVE before the hackfest.


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

OSM Hackfest Sessions

Hackfest Material


Thursday afternoon was dedicated to VNFs in the OSM Ecosystem willing to share their on-boarding and operation experience with OSM.

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VNF Day Presentations are available for download here

Participation is free and open to all. The VNF Day was followed by a social gathering for all groups at:

SP2 Communal Bar and Restaurant - 72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose CA 95110

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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 through the OSM Remote Labs network by our community members.

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Big thanks to the ones supporting this hackfest :

  • Intel
  • VMware
  • Whitestack
  • Wind River

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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