CentOS NFV SIG Quarterly Report

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NFV SIG Quarterly Report through February 1st, 2019


The CentOS NFV  SIG exists to support Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in CentOS. Specifically, the idea is to be a vehicle to provide packages for implementers of software networks on the CentOS platform.

Membership Update

In this reporting period, we have had little formal participation. However, there has been continued in NFV on CentOS and interest in deploying our packages on CentOS. We are always looking for additional community participation in all aspects of this SIG, including promoting, building releasing other packages for NFV.

Anyone interested in participating in the NFV SIG should subscribe to the generic CentOS mailing list.

Releases and Packages

fd.io VPP

The past quarter has been a slow one in terms of actual delivered packages. Our main active package, VPP has not been released since 1807. Upstream version 1810 requires dev-toolset 7.

However, recently dev-toolset-7 and all prerequisites have been built and-or cross tagged into the NFV SIG common. We are currently in the process of building vpp 19.01 for release and plan to have these packages ready in February.

To install latest release of VPP,

yum install centos-release-fdio

yum install vpp*

Health and Activity

The health of NFV SIG could be better. It was originally perceived as the sponsor for getting OPNFV project into the CentOS distribution. However, subsequently OPNFV releases its own CD images. Subsequently it was primarily sponsoring building opendaylight packages which are still built as part of the upstream product CI.

Since Q1 2018 the project has been focused on building packages and dependencies for upstream fast data plane project, fd.io

including vpp.

At this point, the project is looking for a renewed focus. Perhaps, packages to facilitate containerization and kubernetes. Other ideas and sponsors are welcome.

Also, we have also been working towards several upcoming events.

On February 1st, we will have a presentation about NFV SIG at  CentOS Dojo at FOSDEM, in Brussels.

Issues for the Board

We have no issues to bring to the board’s attention at this time.


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