User Guide & Configuration Guide


OPNFV is a collaborative project aimed at providing a variety of virtualisation deployments intended to host applications serving the networking and carrier industries. This document provides guidance and instructions for using platform features designed to support these applications that are made available in the OPNFV Gambia release.

This document is not intended to replace or replicate documentation from other upstream open source projects such as KVM, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, etc., but to highlight the features and capabilities delivered through the OPNFV project.


OPNFV provides a suite of scenarios, infrastructure deployment options, which are able to be installed to host virtualised network functions (VNFs). This document intends to help users of the platform leverage the features and capabilities delivered by OPNFV.

OPNFVs’ Continuous Integration builds, deploys and tests combinations of virtual infrastructure components in what are defined as scenarios. A scenario may include components such as KVM, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, OVS, etc., where each scenario will include different source components or configurations. Scenarios are designed to enable specific features and capabilities in the platform that can be leveraged by the OPNFV user community.

Feature Overview

The following links outline the feature deliverables from participating OPNFV projects in the Gambia release. Each of the participating projects provides detailed descriptions about the delivered features including use cases, implementation, and configuration specifics.

The following Configuration Guides and User Guides assume that the reader already has some knowledge about a given project’s specifics and deliverables. These Guides are intended to be used following the installation with an OPNFV installer to allow users to deploy and implement feature delivered by OPNFV.

If you are unsure about the specifics of a given project, please refer to the OPNFV wiki page at for more details.