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ONF Community Highlights: August 2019

Sep 6, 2019
Bill Snow
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We want to take a moment to highlight people and contributions that are making a substantial difference across our amazing communities.

Table of Contents

Certification Brigade

  • Roman Bubry worked on scalability tests for the Fabric component
  • Test cases have been merged to the repo


  • Rewrote OMEC control-plane and data-plane helm charts, which provide better dependency resolution between services as well as multi-cluster deployment scenario, data-plane at edge site and control-plane at central site for example. Ready for release.
  • Finished standard Docker build for COMAC images.
  • Finished to deploy CORD platform and COMAC profile in COMAC-in-a-Box. 
  • Started to integrate ng4t into our CICD.
  • We made the end to end setup ( from phone + accelleran enodeb + container based OMEC ) works for Release.
  • Started to refactor CDN code and COMAC profile code clearly.
  • Started to integrate the wired service (i.e., SEBA) in COMAC-in-a-Box.
  • Created ONF Connect Demo. We are ready to show the COMAC release deployed in multi-cluster environment.
  • Added a monitoring service to COMAC for the mobile subscribers.

CORD Platform

  • Improvements to cordctl CLI tool: add regex and substring matching to filters, better error reporting

Developer Relations (DevRel)

  • Created job description and engaged recruiter to fill open devrel position.
  • Completed all ONF Connect recognition preparation.
  • Updated all wiki pages to have a consistent set of introductory information.
  • Reviewed the ONF code of conduct.


  • Modulation implementation with Driver and Rest API thanks to Sterlite (Puneet, Vishnu and Chetan)
  • Modulation CLI command (Andrea Campanella)
  • Optical UI modulation, target input power, current output and current input power (Andrea Campanella, Sean Condon)
  • Documentation augmentation (ONF, IPI)
  • Test and bug-fixes for Optical App (Ivan from Nokia) 
  • Testing and deployment on CASSINI thanks to IP Infusion
  • Adva Integration and TAPI testing thanks to Konrad, Rafal and Andrea
  • Modulation and OSNR OpenConfig yang extension proposal thanks to Sterlite (Puneet, Vishnu)

OIMT (Open Information Modeling & Tooling)


  • Nikolai Merinov (Inango-Systems) implemented typed queues for OF message processing which allows for a better a packet-in queue in ONOS and packet prioritization. Improved cbench performance by ~20%. Merged and part of 2.2.0 release.
  • ONOS 2.2.0 Sparrow Released
  • Planning for ONOS 2.3.0 (yet to be named) scheduled for September 18th at 10:30 PDT
  • µONOS in preparation for Demo at ONF Connect
  • Complete µONOS stack can now be installed and tested on Kubernetes with “onit” tool
  • onos-ztp handling direct configuration of Stratum device via roles
  • onos-topo using Atomix as distributed storage; onos-config to follow
  • onos-gui updated to handle configuration and rollback

OTCC (Open Transport Config & Control)

  • Arturo Mayoral (Telefonica) has provided material for a TAPI 2.1.2 Reference Implementation Guide based on their experience with testing and implementation.  Nigel Davis (Ciena) and Kam Lam (FiberHome) will edit the document.



  • Multicast brigade:
    • Vignesh Ethiraj (Infosys) modified Multicast to not program Multicast tree on unconfigured devices
    • Esin Karaman (Netsia) migrated IGMPProxy application to use new Multicast store 
  • BNG in ASG
    • Daniele (ONF) and Carmelo (ONF) are working hard to demonstrate a PPPoE capable BNG application on a Tofino switch in a SEBA Setup


  • Added platform support for switches from Inventec and QCT
  • Code refactoring and cleanup in preparation for open source release by community
  • Enhancements to platform database and adapters by community


  • Comcast, Infosys, Broadcom, Accton and ONF teams are working on two demos for ONF Connect
    • ONF booth will focus on showing Trellis features and production readiness.
    • Comcast/Infosys booth will demonstrate how Trellis is integrated with other components in large scale production deployments.
    • Please visit our booths at ONF Connect to learn more.


  • David Bainbridge (Ciena) is leading the stabilization brigade
    • The role of the brigade is:
      • branch out (VOLTHA 2.1) with functionality equivalent to VOLTHA 1.7, and stabilizing the branch
      • create a process whereby stability is guaranteed as new features are added in 2.x master
    • The most active participants in the brigade are:
      • Karthick Ramanarayanan (Ciena)
      • Scott Baker (ONF)
      • Andy Bavier (ONF)
      • Zack Williams (ONF)
      • Matt Jeanneret (AT&T)
      • Aishwarya Rana (AT&T)
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Bill SnowCDO, ONF
Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the software and information technology industries, Bill Snow has led engineering teams and large, complex projects at both start-ups and large organizations. Prior to joining ONF, Snow served as VP of engineering and operations for enterprise security start-ups, including Cymtec Systems, Agari Data, the 41st Parameter and Identity Engines, where he was responsible for hardware and software development, QA, manufacturing operations, data center operations, customer support, IT and professional services.