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ONF Showcases New ONOS Release, Use Cases and Field Trials at ONS

New ONOS release advances support for dynamic configuration of legacy devices, enhances whitebox leaf-spine fabric solution, and offers enhanced user interface

SANTA CLARA, Calif. April 3, 2017 – ONOS Project, the ONF/ON.Lab open source software-defined networking (SDN) OS for service providers, today announces availability of a new ONOS release now in operation in several new lab & field trials and to be featured in demonstrations at this week’s Open Networking Summit.

ONOS® is broadening its ability to bring SDN and NFV agility to mission-critical networks.  By adding support for ‘incremental SDN’ alongside the ‘disruptive SDN’ capabilities for which it has been long known, ONOS can now address an ever wider array of deployment scenarios.

  • Disruptive SDN: Disruptive (pure-play) SDN leverages whiteboxes and relies on ONOS for real-time network control.
  • Incremental SDN: Incremental (brown-field) SDN enables software defined configuration of legacy networking systems where the control plane remains embedded in the network devices (e.g. BGP or OSPF).  ONOS can now import device-specific netconf/yang models, automatically manage these models in its distributed database, and dynamically sync and apply this configuration to the network. Should the network devices ever fall out of sync with the configuration intent in ONOS’ database, ONOS will automatically bring the network back to the desired state. In this way, centralized configuration can be organized, replicated, pushed and verified on the network, enabling ONOS to support ‘incremental SDN’ deployments of brown-field networking equipment alongside disruptive SDN where full control is managed by ONOS in real-time.

Additionally, ONOS now includes a number of other major enhancements such as:

  • Whitebox Leaf-Spine Fabric – the flexible datacenter fabric solution offered by ONOS has been enhanced to support IPv6 routing, vLAN tagged external interfaces and AAA endpoint authentication.
  • GUI v2.0 – an enhanced Web user interface is now included, improving usability on large-scale networks by providing regional topology views with drill-down, context sensitive help, and global search

“ONOS delivers important performance and scalability advancements that are needed for service providers and enterprises to advance SDN, said Bill Snow, chief development officer, ON.Lab. “New demos and POCs at ONS this week will bring to life how ONOS enables next-generation disaggregated IP/Optical transport network solutions, and how the dynamic configuration capabilities make it easy to add innovative new services, like L3VPN.”

Additional new and improved ONOS features include:

SDN-IP enhancements

    • VLAN support
    • VPLS support
    • IGMPv2

Whitebox Leaf-Spine Fabric

    • VLAN access and trunk ports
    • IPv6 dynamic routing
    • Static routes (IPv4 and v6)
    • DHCP relay support (IPv4 only)
    • AAA support (EAPOL – 802.1x)

Southbound Enhancements

    • Lumentum WaveReady support (TL1)
    • Pipeline support for Nokia OLT


    • IPv6 support


    • New distributed system support – consistent document tree
    • LISP
    • CI/CT improvements (build speed enhancements)
    • High Availability (HA) enhancements

Northbound Intent Interface Enhancements

    • IETF ACTN – enabling management of multiple TEs as one
    • Optional Guaranteed Bandwidth Allocation
    • Protection Intent Support
    • Shared resource modeling
    • Hashing support for ECMP traffic distribution

Traffic Engineering

    • Policers and bandwidth monitoring

User Interface

    • Scalability improvements and regionalization support

The full list of ONOS features in the latest releases can be found here.

ONOS Use Case Example – Argela

Showcasing the power and commercial readiness of this new release, ONOS Project collaborator Argela (the research and development arm of Turk Telekom) is currently using ONOS as the network operating system for its SDN and NFV-based network infrastructure. Argela has pilot ONOS deployments at three different Turkish government institutions, in addition to Turk Telekom’s intranet. The infrastructure provides extensive centralized analytics, policy management, zero touch traffic management, enhanced topology management and complete network security. ONOS is configured to allow for a multi-layer security at the user access, data, control and application layers. Argela’s ONOS deployment provides protection to a vast variety of threats such as DDoS protection, intrusion detection, malware protection and network access protection.

ONOS Activities at Open Networking Summit

Thanks to ONOS partners and collaborators, ONF is demonstrating several new ONOS field trials, use cases and commercial deployments at ONS this week.

The ONOS Mini Summit will show how organizations use ONOS to meet their business needs through technical sessions and hands-on design workshops on application development, multi-domain environments, security, system testing, global SDN deployment and service models. More details on ONF’s ONOS Mini Summit and CORD Mini Summit are available here.

ONOS will also be featured in the SDN & NFV Solutions Showcase (S3) exhibit area with live demos on Dynamic Configuration and Packet-optical solutions made possible by contributions from ONOS members Calient, Ciena, CoAdna, Fujitsu, Lumentum, NEC, NTT Communications, OpLink and Polatis.

The rapidly growing, diverse ONOS community comprises a core engineering team at ONF/ON.Lab, as well as developers from service providers, vendors, research and educational networks spanning many industries. Future ONOS releases will focus on further development of dynamic configuration with NETCONF and RESTCONF models and services, virtualization, codebase disaggregation, and extending intent-based interfaces. This work is driven by collaboration among the ONOS Brigades, smaller teams focused on specific features that will ship in upcoming versions of ONOS.

Additional Resources

About ON.Lab
Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) has created the leading open source platforms CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) and ONOS® (Open Network Operating System (ONOS) for service providers. Founded by SDN’s inventors and leaders to foster an open source community to realize the full potential of SDN, ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high-quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem can build solutions. For further information, visit http://onlab.us/.

About ONF

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the recognized leader and standard bearer for SDN. Launched in 2011, the ONF has successfully taken Software Defined Networking (SDN) from obscurity to the universally accepted vision for next generation networking.

The ONF is led by a board including representation from leading operators including AT&T, Google, NTT Communications, SK Telecom and Verizon. The merger of ONF and ON.Lab is expected to be complete in late 2017. For further information visit http://www.opennetworking.org/.


ON.Lab & ONOS Contact

Bill Snow

Chief Development Officer at ON.Lab


Press Contact

Meredith Solberg

PR Manager at The Linux Foundation


Submit Your ONS 2017 Talks Before CFP Deadline of Jan. 21

We’re closing in on the call for proposals deadline for the 2017 Open Networking Summit (ONS 2017), the premier Linux Foundation-hosted open networking event taking place April 3-6, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center this year.


This is a can’t-miss opportunity for the open source community across the networking ecosystem to come together, share best practices, and demonstrate technical innovation.


We are calling on you to help us share your vision and expertise by submitting general talks and ONOS/CORD Mini Summit talk abstracts, and participating in the S3 SDN/NFV solution demo showcase (S3) for ONS 2017. Click here for the speaker submission application.


Accepted speakers will receive a complimentary pass to ONS 2017. Demonstrations and contributed talks should have a good balance of showing something new that sparks the imagination of the SDN community as a whole, and showcase the maturing of ONOS/CORD as a platform. We are particularly seeking service provider partners who can deliver talks from a neutral perspective.


The ONS 2017 CFP closes Jan. 21, 2017. Below are a few important dates to note:

  • Friday, Jan. 6: Partner and ON.Lab/ONF delivered talks prioritized by this date.
  • Sunday, Jan. 15: First draft of CFP Abstracts due for internal review.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18: Review comments due back to abstract author.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: All submissions due to ONS.

With your help, we have the following plans for our presence at ONS 2017:


General ONS Contributed Talks: ONS is seeking talks that address a customer challenge or engineering challenge of broad interest. Actual implementation can be in the context of a specific platform. Talks should introduce the problem or use case broadly and generically.


S3 Showcase Demos: The following demonstrations are planned for the S3 showcase. If you have something to feature, submit your proposal to aseem@onlab.us.

  • ONOS: Dynamic Configuration Capabilities of ONOS, and Open ROADM
  • CORD: CO in a Day, and Rapid Service Enablement
  • M-CORD: End to End Open Source Platform on White boxes to enable 5G
  • E-CORD: SD-WAN Done Right
  • R-CORD: Heterogeneous Broadband Service Management

ONOS and CORD Mini Summits: Both Summits will run on Thursday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Seven 30-minute presentation time slots are open to our partners and collaborators to discuss use-cases and contributions.


The ONOS Mini Summit will focus on how organizations use ONOS to meet their business needs through technical sessions and hands-on design workshops on app development, SDN-IP, multi-domain environments, security, system testing, global SDN deployment and service models. The CORD Mini Summit will highlight how CORD combines NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office.


A few considerations to help you prepare your abstracts:

  • First-time speakers from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit talks.
  • You will need to cover the following items in a few sentences each. What do you hope to get from your presentation? What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation? How will your presentation help better the Linux and open source ecosystem?
  • Sales or marketing pitches, and talks covering unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies will be rejected.
  • If proposing a panel, make sure to list all potential panelists in the abstract.
  • Think of ways to make your talk interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

Additional Resources:

Complete list of ONS 2017 tracks and proposed talk topics available here.