UNH-IOL Holds Second Open Networking Interoperability Plugfest

DURHAM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) hosted the second Open Networking Solutions Plugfest to support the acceleration of Open Networking Solutions and to prepare the community for a certification program. The event, which was held during the week of June 15, 2015, was the next iteration in a series of Plugfests aimed at validating the compatibility of optical transceivers and cables with bare-metal open switches running varying Networking Operating Systems (NOS) software, all from multiple vendors. The success of this event was a crucial step on the path towards an Open Networking Certification program.

Leveraging the outcome of the February 2015 Plugfest, further validation of the operation of open network systems occurred at the test event. The additional validation included baseline analysis of optical transceivers, Active Optical Cables, Direct Attach Cables and host-side electrical analysis. These tests were performed to provide further insight should an interoperability issue arise between a host and a module. In addition, tests were added to enable interoperability testing between two unique bare-metal open switch-NOS systems through a variety of transceivers and cables.