Pharos Project Information


The Pharos Project deals with developing an OPNFV lab infrastructure that is geographically and technically diverse. This will greatly assist in developing a highly robust and stable OPNFV platform. Community labs are hosted by individual companies and there is also an OPNFV lab hosted by the Linux Foundation that has controlled access for key development and production activities. The Pharos Specification defines a “compliant” deployment and test environment. Pharos is responsible for defining lab capabilities, developing management/usage policies and process; and a support plan for reliable access to project and release resources. Community labs are provided as a service by companies and are not controlled by Pharos however our goal is to provide easy visibility of all lab capabilities and their usage at all-times.

A requirement of Pharos labs is to provide bare-metal for development, deployment and testing. This is resource intensive from a hardware and support perspective while providing remote access can also be very challenging due to corporate IT policies. Achieving a consistent look and feel of a federated lab infrastructure continues to be an objective. Virtual environments are also useful and provided by some labs. Jira is currently used for tracking lab operational issues as well as for Pharos project activities.

Future lab capabilities are currently focused on:

  1. Automatic resource provisioning
  2. Dashboards (for capability and usage)
  3. Virtual Labs for developer on-boarding

Project Communication

Pharos Lab Process

Current Labs

An interactive map of OPNFV lab locations, lab owners and other lab information is maintained on the Pharos Wiki

# Hosted by Home page Location
1 Linux Foundation Portland, Oregon
2 Spirent Nephoscale, CA
3 China Mobile Beijing, China
4 Dell Santa Clara, CA
5 Enea Kista, Sweden
6 Ericsson Montreal, Canada
7 Huawei Xi an, China
8 Huawei Santa Clara, CA
9 Intel Hillsboro, Oregon
10 Orange Lannion, France
11 Orange Paris, France
12 ZTE Shanghai, China
13 Okinawa Open Lab Okinawa

Pharos project Key Facts

Key Project Facts are maintained in the Pharos INFO file in the project repo