Welcome to the VOLTHA Community wiki space. All information on this wiki is publicly accessible. If you would like to contribute to this space, you will need a CORD account: https://opencord.org/registration
Flexible and agile service adaptation at the cost of commodity servers and whitebox switches VOLTHA introduces the next-generation optical access system architecture, based on SDN/NFV technologies. Disaggregating PON functions to functional modules with open interfaces supports the CORD vision for open source reference implementations to service "Access-as-a-Service" use cases. VOLTHA is a virtual OLT hardware abstraction component that supports the CORD Project objective of multi-vendor, multi-domain "any broadband access as a service" reference implementation for the Central Office. VOLTHA provides isolation between an abstract (vendor agnostic) PON management system, and a set of vendor-specific and white-box PON hardware devices. On its north-bound interface, VOLTHA provides a set of abstract APIs which north-bound systems can interact with the PON networks. On its south-bound side, VOLTHA communicates with PON hardware devices using vendor-specific protocols and protocol extensions through adapters.
The technical steering team is responsible for all technical decisions in the project. They are responsible for the content and structure of the code base and for all technical priorities with respect to the code base.
Current TST Members
|Chip Boling||TiBit||TST Member|
|Saurav Das||ONF||TST Member|
|Matt Jeanneret||AT&T||TST Member|
|Shaun Missett||Radisys||TST Member|
|Khen Nursimulu||Ciena||TST Member|
The mailing lists are the preferred way to get in touch with the project members with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
The CORD Slack is the best way to get quick answers to your questions. Our team is distributed globally, so someone should be available at all times. vOLTHA topics are discussed in the #voltha channel.
Register for a CORD Slack account here: http://slackin.opencord.org
vOLTHA 2.x Stabilization Brigade - Tuesdays at 7am PT
NOTE: these meetings is PUBLIC and often RECORDED. The recordings can be found on YouTube:
Interested in contributing to VOLTHA? Some of the tools we use require you to register for the overarching CORD project, so we suggest you register first and then dig into the rest of the information, starting with the Contributing to CORD documentation.
Here are the key tools we use:
Working as an open source community team
VOLTHA Release Acceleration
Release Model and Cadence
VOLTHA will follow the CORD release model, branching, versioning and tagging best practices found here: Release Management
|Component / Feature||Release Date||Release Notes||Comments|
|VOLTHA v1.0.0||Sep 12, 2017||VOLTHA v1.0.0 Release Notes||Major release focuses new features and feature enhancements for AT&T POC III requirements building on previous POC I/II features functionality.|
|VOLTHA v1.1.0||Oct 6, 2017||N/A|
Minor release focuses on inclusion of Edge-core ASFvOLT16 XGS-PON OLT Adapter.
ASFvOLT16 design based on Broadcom Maple PON MAC silicon supporting 16x XFP ports of XGS-PON or NG-PON2 (10Gb/10Gb) and four QSFP28 Ethernet uplink ports.
|VOLTHA v1.1.1||Nov 16, 2017||N/A||Maintenance release focuses on bug fixes in preparation for AT&T POC IV / Field Trial|
|VOLTHA v1.2.0||Dec 21, 2017||VOLTHA v1.2.0 Release Notes||Minor release focuses on enhancements to ASFvOLT16 Adapter and support for T&W ONU|
|VOLTHA v1.2.1||March 16, 2018||VOLTHA v1.2.1 Release Notes||Patch release for CORD 5.0 integration, REGID support for ONU Registration and bug fixes.|
|VOLTHA v1.3||April 30, 2018||VOLTHA v1.3 Release Notes||Minor release: migration to Kubernetes, OpenOMCI|
|VOLTHA v1.4||July 22, 2018||To Be Released||Incorporate Celestica OLT adapter; Integration to CORD 6.0; OpenOLT introduction software package|
|VOLTHA v1.5||October 02, 2018||To Be Released||Open_LT: ONU Reboot, Limited Performance Monitoring Stats and Event/Alarm support. brcm_openOMCI_onu adapter|
May 21, 2019
|To Be Released||Major release focuses on Containerized Adapters, restructure of vOLTHA Core, OpenOMCI|
|VOLTHA v2.1||In planning||Technology Profiles (port functionality from 1.x), multiple T-CONTs, whitebox OLT in-band management|
VOLTHA 2.x Release Roadmap (Target)
The 2019 election process has two main steps for all positions. Nomination, and voting.
When there is only one nomination for a position, there does not need to be a vote.
The voting community is composed of the following people:
VOLTHA Voting Community List
Results can be found here.