ETSI’s NFV Plugtests


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

 How to register?

Registration is now open at:

Registration is free of charge – the deadline to register is 18 October 2017

Why attend?

This event will build on the learnings from the 1st NFV Plugtests event held in January 2017, where 160 interoperability test sessions were run with multiple combinations of VNFs, MANO and VIMs from different participants. It will bring together again vendors and Open Source communities to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of the ETSI NFV specifications.

The 2nd NFV Plugtests event will build on the learnings of the previous one which focused on Network Services on-boarding, instantiation, scaling, update and termination, and extend the scope 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 that will start in October, as well as end-to-end interoperability test sessions among local and/or remote implementations during and in-between NFV Plugtests events.

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 NFV interoperability event is also supported by the European Commission.

Who’s invited?

Any organization interested in participating in the test sessions with any of the following components:

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

Please note that we welcome several companies teaming up to provide and support one of the above components, and that the on-site presence of at least one representative will be required to proceed with the test sessions.

We look forward to you being part of ETSI’s 2nd NFV Plugtests event!

Should you have questions or queries, please contact us at

Your ETSI Events Team

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