OSM-MR8 Hackfest

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ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability and the OSM community are organizing the first Fully Remote OSM Hackfest from 9th to 12th March 2020.

The event will be run in parallel with the OSM-MR#8 meeting, which will also be run remotely.

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

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This OSM Hackfest will allow new users to get familiar with OSM Release SEVEN and exercise all the new functionalities, such as:

  • OSM deployment on Kubernetes and self-monitoring of OSM Modules
  • End-to-end Orchestration and life cycle management of real Network Services
    • packaging, on-boarding,
    • day-0/day-1/day-2 configuration
    • service assurance: monitoring and closed-loop operation
  • Running Cloud-Native Network Services
    • modeling different types of Network Functions: Virtual, Physical, Cloud-native and Hybrid
    • deploying and orchestrating a cloud-native network service wit helm charts
    • deploying and orchestrating a cloud-native network service with Juju bundles,
  • Automated placement of Network Services for optimized edge deployments

In addition, experienced users and developers will have the opportunity to hack into OSM, build complex examples, fine-tune, test and demonstrate Release EIGHT or experimental features on the OSM Remote Labs network.

Who should attend

  • VNF vendors, who want to onboard their VNF in OSM following best practices
  • System Integrators, who want to develop their expertise 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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  • Registration is mandatory!
  • Participants are expected to have user-level knowledge of Linux and be familiar with NFV and SDN concepts
  • You will need your laptop, and a good internet connection.
  • A remote environment will be made available though VPN for participants to run the hands-on sessions
  • if you prefer to install OSM in your own laptop and orchestrate your own cloud, please follow the OSM Quick Start Guide
  • OSM Hack 0: Introduction to NFV and OSM (see below)


OSM Hackfest Sessions

  • Hack 1 - OSM Architecture & Installation Monday 2 - 6 pm CET
    • [Presentation 45'] OSM Architecture overview by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack
    • [Presentation 15'] OSM Installation methods by Cyndi Alarcon, Whitestack
    • [Hands-on 30'] OSM Installation over Kubernetes by Cyndi Alarcon, Whitestack
  • [BREAK 15'] ☕
    • [Hands-on 30'] OSM System Monitoring by Francisco Rodriguez & Alexis Romero, Indra
    • [Presentation 30'] OSM Packages overview by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack
    • [Hands-on 30'] Integrating a VIM & Instantiating a basic Network Service by Cyndi Alarcon, Whitestack
    • [Hands-on 30'] Automating Day-0 configuration through cloud-init by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack
    • [Presentation & Demo 30'] Enabling high performance on VNFs - SDN-Assist by Alfonso Tierno, Telefonica & Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack
  • [BREAK 15'] ☕
    • [Hands-on 45'] Monitoring & Auto-scaling VNFs by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack
    • [Hands-on 45'] Orchestrating Network Slices with OSM by Felipe Vicens, Atos
  • Hack 3 - Automating VNF Day-1 & 2 operations Wednesday 9 am - 3:30 pm
    • [Presentation 30'] VNF day-2 operations automation in OSM by David Garcia, Canonical
    • [Presentation & Demo 90'] Python Operator Framework by Dmitrii Shcherbakov, Canonical
  • [BREAK 30'] ☕
    • [Hands-on 90'] Running VNF operations primitives (I) by David Garcia and Dominik Fleischmann, Canonical
  • [LUNCH BREAK 90'] 🍛
    • [Hands-on 60'] Running VNF operations primitives (II) by David Garcia and Dominik Fleischmann, Canonical
  • Hack 5a - End-to-end VNF Package Onboarding in OSM Wednesday 3:30 - 6 pm
    • [Presentation 30'] Introduction to the VNF Onboarding Task Force & Resources by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack
    • [BREAK 15'] ☕
    • [Hands-on 90'] Building an Evolved Packet Core VNF package from scratch by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack & Felipe Vicens, Atos
  • Hack 4 - Running Containerized Network Functions Thursday 2:30 - 4 pm
    • [Presentation 30'] K8s support in OSM by Gerardo Garcia de Blas, Telefonica
    • [Hands-on 30'] Instantiating containerized NFs over Kubernetes (KNFs) by Gerardo Garcia de Blas, Telefonica
    • [Hands-on 30'] Running primitives in KNFs by Gerardo Garcia de Blas, Telefonica
    • [BREAK 15'] ☕
  • Hack 5b - End-to-end VNF Package Onboarding in OSM Thursday 4:15 - 6 pm
    • [Hands-on 90'] Building an Evolved Packet Core KNF package from scratch by Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack & Felipe Vicens, Atos

Ecosystem Day

The OSM Ecosystem Day allows organizations in the OSM ecosystem to share how they are using OSM and how it is helping them to achieve their goals. Presentations and demos cover a wide range of aspects from research activities in academia to production deployments and commercial initiatives, most of them focused in 5G use cases. Thursday 9 am - 1 pm.

  • [Presentation 30'] Introducing Telefónica's Virtualization Program: UNICA NEXT
    • Presenter: Antonio Elizondo, Head of Design Assurance, Telco Cloud Architecture, gCTIO Unit, Telefonica
    • Abstract: UNICA is the Network Virtualization program of Telefónica. Launched on 2014, during 2019 it had been already deployed in all the footprint of Telefónica. UNICA NEXT is the next generation of this program, incorporating the latest virtualization technologies into an industrialized plan, where OSM plays a significant role.
  • [Presentation 30'] Deploying OSM in production
    • Presenter: Francisco Rodríguez, Indra
    • Abstract Required Infrastructure blueprint. Integration into the Operator Systems. User authentication: LDAP and SSO. Instrumentation: Metrics, alarms and logs. Operation and Support services.
  • [Presentation 30'] Building a community to reduce VNF integration costs
    • Presenters: Mark Shuttleworth, Arno Van Huyssteen, Canonical
    • Abstract: Community-driven portfolio of open source CNFs and VNFs. Partnerships with SIs to help them onboard workloads more reliably and efficiently. Kubernetes operator pattern for software operations, Python Operator Framework. Simplifying upstream OSM production operations.
  • [Demo 30'] Easily Setting up 4G/5G Testbeds with OpenAirInterface using OSM
    • Presenter: Thomas Dreibholz, Chief Research Engineer, Simula Metropolitan Centre for Digital Engineering
    • Abstract: Setting up 4G/5G testbeds can be a highly complicated and error-prone task. In this presentation, we introduce our Open Source VNF and tool-chain for an OpenAirInterface-based EPC to be deployed with the OSM framework. Using our VNF and tool-chain as basis, it will be easily possible to create own test-beds, customise them and extend them with further functionalities.
  • [BREAK 30'] ☕
  • [Presentation 30'] Tata Elxsi TEOSM Orchestrator, to enable fully virtualized 5G deployments
    • Presenter: B. Ramesh Ramanathan, Tata Elxsi
    • Abstract: Readiness of OSM for deployment from the perspective of an Operator network, northbound southbound integration and demos on the same using TEOSM, an official distribution of Open Source MANO
  • [Demo 30'] Automatic Placement of VNFs
    • Presenter Lars-Göran Magnusson, Arctos Labs
    • Abstract: With wider adoption of NFV and SDN technologies and evolving towards Edge computing, we anticipate the number of locations offering ability to deploy workloads to grow. Those scenarios introduce a need to optimize how individual VNFs / CNFs of NSDs are placed across available infrastructure. The placement feature introduced in release 7.1 supports computation of optimal placement of VNFs / CNFs over VIMs, by matching NS specific requirements (such as VLD Latency constraints) to infrastructure availability and metrics. The placement feature will find the most cost optimal distribution of the NS taking both compute and transport costs into account. The session will demonstrate how OSM's new feature for placement optimization can be utilized, combining a mix of VNF pinning to VIMs, and automatic placement.
  • [Presentation 30'] WhiteNFV Castelldefels, and deploying CNFs with Helm in Kubernetes
    • Presenter: José Miguel Guzmán, Whitestack
    • Abstract: In this session we will present our approach for getting OSM into production environments, deploying it on top of standardized infrastructure layers: Vanilla Openstack and Vanilla Kubernetes. In addition, we will review how to deploy advanced network services, by combining VNFs (in Openstack) and CNF (with Helm and Kubernetes)

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