Project Leads
Steven Noble


The ONL git repository is hosted on GitHub:


Initially proposed at Open Compute Project Engineering Workshop in San Antonio by Big Switch Networks in 2013, Open Network Linux (ONL) is is a Linux distribution for "bare metal" switches.

Hardware Support

ONL currently supports 110+ Networking Switches of which many are either OCP Accepted™ or Inspired™.


ONL maintains a certification program for validation of network switch hardware with ONL. A designation of ONL Certified is applied to switches that pass ONL conformance testing. A separate Gold status certification is available to vendors who provide materials for ongoing testing.

The generic ONL testing guide is located Here