Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OpenDaylight on Apache Karaf!

I'm placing aside a bottle of
Colores Del Sol, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
for when the first OpenDaylight Apache Karaf
Release becomes available.
The OpenDaylight Apache Karaf distribution is coming soon!

What is OpenDaylight?

OpenDaylight is an open platform for network programmability to enable Software-Defined Networks and create a solid foundation for Network Functions Virtualization for networks at any size and scale.

What is the OpenDaylight Apache Karaf Distribution?

To put it succinctly, it's an OpenDaylight distribution in which key ODL components are deployed on top of Apache Karaf. The base Karaf container has been configured to support OpenDaylight's specific needs, including Equinox core, key component features available by default, custom commands, and branding!

Why Apache Karaf?

OpenDaylight has been an OSGi based project from the start, now it's ready to improve its base environment experience via Karaf. Specifically, some of the key reasons for the distribution are:
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Friendly console CLI.
  • Superior Pax Exam integration, and
  • Awesome, supportive community ;)

Stay tuned for updates as the OpenDaylight community moves towards the debuting of the new distribution.

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