23 Jan

External Presentation (External Speaker)

ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability will be organizing its first NFV PlugtestsTM event on 23 January to 3 February 2017, hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory, headquartered at IMDEA Networks Institute, in Leganés, Madrid, Spain.


The NFV Plugtest will offer test sessions where vendors and Open Source projects will be able to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of the ETSI NFV specifications.

Companies and Open Source projects, interested in joining the test sessions with any of the following components, are invited to participate:

• Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
• Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions
• NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) with pre-integrated Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM)

Please note that we welcome several companies teaming up to provide and support one of these three components.

Participation with remote implementations will be enabled, but the presence of at least one representative in the Plugtest will be required to ensure on-site support and facilitate communication and logistics.


The Plugtest will allow to validate ETSI NFV Release 2 capabilities and Information Model, and will include the following areas:

  • Virtual Network Function Package Management
  • Software Image Management
  • Network Service Descriptor Management
  • Virtual Network Function Life Cycle Management
  • Network Service Life Cycle Management
  • Virtual Network Function Performance Management
  • Network Service Performance Management
  • Virtual Network Function Fault Management
  • Network Service Fault Management


The first NFV Plugtest will be preceded by a remote integration and pre-testing phase, where participants will be able to connect their implementations through a virtual lab environment.

The face to face NFV Plugtest will run over 2 weeks, from 23rd of January to 3rd of February.

The first week of this Plugtest (23-27 January) will be dedicated to on-site infrastructure deployment and pre-testing. The presence of participants bringing infrastructure locally to the host venue will be required during this week.

The second week (30 January-3 February) will be dedicated to interoperability test sessions among local and remote NFV components. The on-site presence of at least one representative of each participating company (or team) will be required, even if their implementation remains remote.



Companies can team up to provide one of the NFV components in scope.

Each organisation (or team) shall contribute at least one NFV component for testing and have at least one person on site during the Plugtest.

All participants must register for the event. The registration deadline is 30 September 2016.

Please note that due to limited spaces, registration might be closed ahead of this deadline.

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


All participating companies must sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that they will receive upon registration. Companies will not be allowed to participate to the event if the NDA has not been signed.

The deadline to return the signed NDAs to ETSI is 30 September 2016.


This event will be hosted by 5TONIC, headquartered at IMDEA Networks Institute, with the technical support from Telefonica. It includes OSM and OPNFV as supporting Open Source projects and is supported by the European Commission.





  • Location: IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid

  • Organization: ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability; 5TONIC; IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 08:00 am
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