Canonical at the OSM-MR#8 Hackfest, Madrid

To all telecommunications service providers, global system integrators, research institutions, OSM community members and innovators all over the world: heads-up! The OSM-MR#8 Hackfest starts in two weeks and Canonical as always will be there. We will lead hackfest sessions, answer any questions you may have and help drive the evolution of the OSM project. The event will be hosted by Telefonica in Madrid, Spain from 9th to 13th of March.

NOTE: seats are limited, so don’t wait for any longer and register today.

OSM (open source MANO) is an open-source project that enables telcos with MANO (management and orchestration) capabilities for VNFs (virtual network functions). It is hosted by ETSI and supported by 14 global telecommunications service providers with 137 organisations involved in total. Starting from release SEVEN, OSM now supports the possibility of deploying CNF (container network function) workloads on Kubernetes.

OSM-MR#8 Hackfest: the agenda

The following section provides a brief summary of the agenda for Madrid. For more information you can refer to the official agenda on the project’s website.

Day 1 – March 9th

The hackfest starts on Monday, 9th of March at 1 PM with registration and the official welcome session. It is an opportunity to hear about the current state of the project, the vision of the leadership group and the directions where it’s heading. The session will follow with an overview of the OSM architecture and its installation methods. Attendees will install OSM in a lab environment and learn how to integrate it with one of the supported VIMs (virtual infrastructure managers).

Day 2 – March 10th

Tuesday sessions will start with an overview of packages in OSM and the process of instantiating a basic NS (network service). Later, the attendees will learn how to add day-0 configuration automation through cloud-init. They will also learn the process of instantiating CNFs on Kubernetes. The day will continue with an overview of network services monitoring and orchestration of network slices. Finally, the SDN assist and placement features will be demonstrated.

Day 3 – March 11th

This is going to be the most interesting day for the Canonical team. We will lead various sessions related to implementing VNF and CNF primitives in OSM. Those enable performing day-1 and day-2 configuration of network services and are implemented using charms. This will also be an opportunity for attendees to learn about the Python Operator Framework – a new framework for writing charms. This new framework makes the charming experience much easier, providing a more intuitive and more “pythonic” approach for writing charms.

Day 4 – March 12th

Day 4 focuses on support for CNF workloads in OSM. It will start with an overview of the process of instantiating CNF workloads on Kubernetes. How to run primitives in CNFs will be covered too. At the moment OSM supports both Helm charms and Juju charms as a mechanism for instantiating CNF workloads.

Day 5 – March 13th

Day 5 will be dedicated to the VNF packages onboarding process. It will start with an introduction to the VNF onboarding task force and resources. Attendees will learn what the VNF onboarding process is like when using OSM. They will also learn how to build an EPC (evolved packet core) VNF and CNF packages from scratch.

Find us at the OSM-MR#8 Hackfest

There will be 12 Canonical representatives in Madrid, including folks from the product, alliances, engineering, field engineering and support teams. Simply find people wearing Ubuntu t-shirts and talk to us. We will be leading training sessions, assisting with the hackfest and attending tech sessions. Let’s grab a coffee or have lunch together.

Canonical has been involved in OSM development since the foundations of the project. As one of the top contributors, a TSC (technical steering committee) member and an owner of the N2VC (network service to VNF communication) component, Canonical remains an important member of the OSM community.

To try OSM before the hackfest, read the following tutorial.

For more information about Canonical’s solutions for telcos, refer to our website.

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