- Defining CORD – An overview of the CORD ecosystem.
- Building CORD – Information about how to get started with CORD.
- FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
- CORD Requirements – High-level architectural requirements
- Contributing to CORD – Suggestions for how to contribute to CORD.
- Asking for Help – Links to places you can go to ask for help.
Information about CORD software – how to build, install, operate, develop, and test CORD – is available at http://guide.opencord.org. The Guide includes information for all releases starting with 4.0.
Introductory White Papers
- Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter, IEEE Communications, October 2016.
- Updated version of the original white paper motivating CORD and outlining its essential elements.
CORD Design Notes
The following is a collection of architecture and engineering design notes that describe the CORD platform and various services built on that platform. It might help to start by understanding the Definition of CORD.
Most platform-related components are now documented throughout the Guide. Additional information can be found in project-specific pages:
- Trellis - CORD Network Infrastructure.
- The design of the CORD fabric, and the role of overlay virtualization in service composition.
- CORD Monitoring Service.
- In-depth description of the CORD service to collect, archive and analyze real-time metrics.
- XOS and NEM
- An architectural overview of XOS and how it is used to configure and control CORD services.
- Virtual OLT (vOLT).
- In-depth description of CORD's virtual OLT service.
- Virtual Subscriber Gateway (vSG).
- In-depth description of CORD's virtual subscriber gateway service.
- Virtual Router (vRouter).
- In-depth description of CORD's virtual router service.