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Karaf in OpenDaylight

[Thoughts] On Karaf & Its Future

These thoughts were originally sent on the public karaf-dev mailing list, where Robert Varga wrote a compelling opinion on what the future holds for Karaf and where its currently is headed. The text below was slightly edited from the original. With my various OpenDaylight hats on, let me summarize our project-wide view, with a history […]

[OpenDaylight] Binding-Independent & Binding-Aware

From the get-go, the MD-SAL architecture was split into two distinct worlds: Binding-Independent (BI, DOM) and Binding-Aware (BA, Binding). This split comes from two competing requirements: Type-safety provided by Java, for application developers who interact with specific data models Infrastructure services that are independent of data models. Type-safety is supported by interfaces and classes generated […]

Ultimate OpenDaylight Guide Part 1: Documentation & Testing

Ultimate OpenDaylight Guide | Part 1: Documentation & Testing

by Samuel Kontriš, Robert Varga, Filip Čúzy | Leave us your feedback on this post! Welcome to Part 1 of the PANTHEON.tech Ultimate Guide to OpenDaylight! We will start off lightly with some tips & tricks regarding the tricky OpenDaylight documentation, as well as some testing & building tips to speed up development! Documentation 1. Website, Docs & […]

Road to Cloud-Native Network Functions

We have come a long way to enjoy all the benefits that cloud-native network functions bring us – lowered costs, agility, scalability & resilience. This post will break down the road to CNFs – from PNF to VNF, to CNF. What are PNFs (physical network functions)? Back in the ’00s, network functions were utilized in […]

[NSO Guide] Cisco NSO® with lighty.io

by Samuel Kontriš | Leave us your feedback on this post! This is a continuation of our guide on the Cisco Network Service Orchestrator. In our previous article, we have shown you how to install and run Cisco NSO with three virtual devices. We believe you had time to test it out and get to […]

[Free Tool] NETCONF Device Simulator & Monitoring

by Martin Bugáň | Leave us your feedback on this post! You can simulate hundreds or thousands of NETCONF devices within your development or CI/CD. We are of course talking about our lighty NETCONF Simulator, which is now available on GitHub! This tool is free & open-source, while based on OpenDaylight’s state-of-art NETCONF implementation. We have recently […]

PANTHEON.tech Guide for Cisco NSO

[NSO Guide] Cisco Network Services Orchestrator

by Samuel Kontriš | Leave us your feedback on this post! A network can get messy. That is why many service providers require a Network Orchestrator, to fill the gap between managing hundreds of devices & corresponding services like SNMP, NETCONF, REST and others. This is where Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator comes into play and […]

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Karaf in OpenDaylight

[Thoughts] On Karaf & Its Future

These thoughts were originally sent on the public karaf-dev mailing list, where Robert Varga wrote a compelling opinion on what the future holds for Karaf and where its currently is headed. The text below was slightly edited from the original. With my various OpenDaylight hats on, let me summarize our project-wide view, with a history […]

lighty.io's 13th release!

[Release] lighty.io 13

With enterprises already deploying lighty.io in their networks, what are you waiting for? Check out the official lighty.io website, as well as references.     13 is an unlucky number in some cultures – but not in the case of the 13th release of lighty.io! What’s new in lighty.io 13? PANTHEON.tech has released lighty.io 13, […]

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[What Is] XDP/AF_XDP and its potential

What is XDP? XDP (eXpress Data Path) is an eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter) implementation for early packet interception. Received packets are not sent to kernel IP stack directly, but can be sent to userspace for processing. Users may decide what to do with the packet (drop, send back, modify, pass to the kernel). A […]

Network Service Mesh & CNF's by PANTHEON.tech

[Integration] Network Service Mesh & Cloud-Native Functions

by Milan Lenčo & Pavel Kotúček | Leave us your feedback on this post! As part of a webinar, in cooperation with the Linux Foundation Networking, we have created two repositories with examples from our demonstration “Building CNFs with FD.io VPP and Network Service Mesh + VPP Traceability in Cloud-Native Deployments“: CNF NSM Example VPP Traceability […]