ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability is organising the second NFV PlugtestsTM event on 15-19 January 2018. The event will be hosted in ETSI's headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

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This second ETSI NFV Plugtests event will offer a new opportunity for vendors and open source communities to meet and assess the level of interoperability of their implementations, and verify the correct interpretation of the ETSI NFV specifications. This event will be co-located with the first OSM Hackfest.

Organisations interested in joining the test sessions with any of the following components, are invited to join the ETSI NFV Plugtests Programme and register to the Plugtests Event:

  • Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions
  • Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM)
  • NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) 

The second ETSI NFV Plugtests event will see ETSI OSM, Open Baton, OpenStack and OPNFV as supporting Open Source communities and will be co-located with the first OSM Hackfest.

The OSM Hackfest will support on-boarding activities covering Day 0/1/2 operations, including full descriptor development to leverage the full suite of capabilities offered by the OSM platform from service and resource orchestration to VNF configuration with charm development.

This activity is supported by the European Commission.

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This Plugtests event will build on the learnings from the 1st ETSI NFV Plugtests event held in January 2017, where 160 interoperability test sessions were run with multiple combinations of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), Management and Orchestration solutions (MANO) and Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIMs) from different participants.

The test plan driving these test sessions covered different NFV capabilities such as on-boarding, instantiation, scaling, update and termination of Network Services and Virtual Network Functions.

For this second ETSI NFV Plugtests event, the scope will be extended to cover new aspects such as multi-site, network path, enhanced platform awareness, fault and performance management as well as NFV APIs.

The event will rely on the Hub for Interoperability and Validation at ETSI (HIVE) to interconnect participants’ labs and local test infrastructure deployed at ETSI.

As one of the main enablers of the ETSI NFV Plugtests Programme, HIVE allows for remote integration and pre-testing activities, as well as end-to-end interoperability test sessions among local and/or remote implementations during and in-between NFV Plugtests events.


All participants must register for the event. Companies registered shall have at least one person on site during the event.

The event is free of charge and attendees are responsible for all other associated costs (travel, meals, etc...).

By registering to the 2nd NFV Plugtests, participating organisations join the NFV Plugtests Programme and need to sign the agreement they will receive upon registration.

The deadline to return the signed agreement to ETSI is 31 October 2017.