Demonstration in Hong Kong at BBF Q1 meeting
Broadband Forum newsletter reports UNIFY demonstaration at Q1 meeting as following
"UNIFY â€“ an EU-funded research program which has already done good work on how to migrate to a network based on SDN and NFV techniques â€“ was demonstrated to members during the Broadband Forum Q1 meeting. UNIFY is one approach relevant to the SD-365 Controller analysis being carried out in Joint Architecture and Migration and SDN-NFV sessions. It follows multi-company contributions at the 2015 Q3 and Q4 meetings"
UNIFY featured in official Ericsson Blog
Results from all technical Unify Work packages have recently been feature in the official blog of Ericsson Research. The first blog entry discusses the UNIFY control plane abstraction and control architecture to create a joint compute and networking virtualization and programming API. The second post discusses how UNIFY proposes to achieve flexibility and high performance with real-time composition of packet processing primitives. Finally, the latest blog entry introduces the UNIFY SP-DevOps concept and shows how it starts to get real with the recent first release of the SP-DevOps Toolkit.
SP-DevOps Toolkit v1 Released
The UNIFY project announced a first version of the SP-DevOps Toolkit at the Network Function Virtualization Research Group (NFVRG) meeting held at IETF94 in Yokohama. The SP-DevOps Toolkit is an assembly of tools and support functions developed in WP4 of UNIFY to support developers and operators to efficiently observe, verify and troubleshoot software-defined infrastructure. Its main purpose is to allow the community at large to experiment with solutions developed in the project to address challenges outlined in draft-unify-nfvrg-devops.
The SP-DevOps toolkit has the following components (links point directly to source code repositories):
- DoubleDecker, a support function that provides scalable communication services for virtual monitoring functions
- EPOXIDE, a troubleshooting framework that enables integrating different tools into a troubleshooting graph
- RateMon, a scalable distributed congestion detector for software-defined networks
- AutoTPG, a verification tool that actively probes the FlowMatch part of OpenFlow rules and is particularly useful in case of wildcarded flow descriptors