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OCP Networking Project workshop - UNH, July 21, 2014



2014-07-21 OCP Networking Minutes

Amber (OCP-F): How to Get Involved With OCP and Contribute Specs

Update on Spec Contributions

  • Prem (Broadcom): overview of previous contribution, updates on the spec -> new systems
    • new functional test plan
    • new verification test plan
    • software to be open-sourced (license TBD)
  • Amit (Mellanox): overview of previous contribution
    • update license
  • Jeff (Accton): overview of previous contribution
    • rack adapter: all files uploaded (restrictive license)
    • AS5712-54x: all files uploaded (permissive license)
    • awaiting on IC for review of updated files

Carlos (UTSA), Curt and Matt (Cumulus Networks), Amit and Aviod (Mellanox): Testing Update

    • Reviewed ONIE certification status
      • Make USB boot optional
    • Reviewed current vendor contributions to ONIE
    • Introduced HW testing discussion

CJ (Microsoft) and Sanja (Dell): HAL Discussion

  • CJ: Azure Cloud Switch
    • Make switch lifecyle == server lifecycle
    • Software space from provider's perspective
  1. Discussion on common SDK for all hardware

Craig (Finisar): Optics

    • Optic Certification
      • ensure functionality with no statement on quality
    • Pluggable optical module compliance spec
    • Improved toolset for accessing, monitoring, and controlling optical modules
    • possible others as well: high density optics, new optical layer

Jeff (Accton) and Aurelie (Cumulus Networks): OOB/IPMI switch requirements

    • minimum hardware requirements (need luggage tag)
    • priorities
      • ONIE, automation
      • cost
      • storage - logging + 2 x images
    • software requirements
      • ONIE
      • Basic L2, L3, Management, LLDP
      • scripting and advanced configuration management

Robert (Alpha Networks): switch contribution

  • 32x40GB, 1280Gps

Subi (Dell): switch contribution

  • Z9500: 3U, 132x40GB