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  • Proposed name for the project: Apex
  • Proposed name for the repository: apex
  • Project Category: Integration and testing

Project description:

Apex will serve as the natural continuation of the Foreman/QuickStack involvement in the former BGS project. Apex will continue to support Foreman/QuickStack from Arno release along with moving to a better installer based on TripleO. The goal of this project is to create a stable platform for OPNFV while meeting all of the requirements put forth for the target system.


  • Integrate into CI environment for virtual and baremetal deployments
  • Work closely with FuncTest to facilitate debugging and integration testing of components
  • Purpose of this project is to encourage collaboration. Will help to integrate all SDN controllers
  • TripleO based implementation of deployment (OpenStack used to deploy OPNFV)
  • Continuation of Foreman/QuickStack support post Arno
  • All code changes will be made as upstream as possible into respective projects


  • Relies on Octopus project for CI and testing
  • Uses upstream projects RDO (vanilla OpenStack), RDO Manager (TripleO derivative) and OpenDaylight
  • Other upstream SDN controller projects
  • Identify any specific development be staged with respect to the upstream project and releases

Committers and Contributors:


  • Tim Rozet (Red Hat):
  • Dan Radez (Red Hat):


  • Daniel Farrell (Red Hat):
  • Randy Levensalor (CableLabs):

Planned deliverables

  • Deployment tool to deliver OPNFV Target System
  • Meets all OPNFV requirements of OPNFV platform
  • Plugins to CI for deployment
  • Multi-SDN Controller integration
  • Documentation and User Guide
  • Virtual and Baremetal Support

Proposed Release Schedule:

  • Releases will be part of OPNFV release cycle
  • Next release will be OPNFV R2 release

Key Project Facts

Project Name: Apex
Repo name: apex
Project Category: Integration and testing
Lifecycle State: Proposal
Primary Contact: Tim Rozet (
Project Lead: Tim Rozet (
Jira Project Name: Apex
Jira Project Prefix: Apex
mailing list tag: [Apex]
Tim Rozet (
Dan Radez (
Link to TSC approval: TBD
Link to approval of additional submitters: TBD

project_proposals/apex_opnfv.txt · Last modified: 2015/07/09 13:36 by Tim Rozet