ETSI’s Open Source MANO delivers Release 0 ahead of schedule

ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) initiative has announced the availability of its Release 0 code package, a month ahead of schedule.

OSM Release 0 integrates the seed code supplied by Telefonica,, Canonical and others, into a documented package of running code. OSM Release 0 is available now for download from the OSM project website, together with its accompanying Release 0 documentation.

ETSI OSM was established to deliver an open source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack using best-in-class open source workflows and tools to ensure rapid development and delivery.

The activity is closely aligned with the evolution of ETSI NFV and will provide a regularly updated reference implementation of NFV MANO. OSM enables an eco-system of NFV solution vendors to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver solutions to their users.

ETSI OSM was announced during Mobile World Congress 2016, where an early implementation was demonstrated. Plans to issue Release 0 within two months were revealed following the group’s inaugural meeting in April 2016, where it was also agreed to issue OSM releases every six months.

Release 0 meets the commitment made at MWC 2016 to deliver working code that enables end-to-end service instantiation and represents a number of significant steps forward since the MWC 2016 demonstration. It provides a solid platform on which to develop further releases.

The roadmap for Release 1, expected within six months, includes plans to extend current multi-VIM (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager) and multi-site support, as well as further additions to service modelling and Enhanced Platform Aware resource allocation.

“Service providers are encouraged by the collaborative and pragmatic approach which has enabled OSM to deliver very rapid results. We now need to build on what has been achieved and ensure OSM remains responsive to service provider’s needs,” says Andy Reid, BT, ETSI OSM Vice Chair and chair of the OSM End-User Advisory Group.