Getting Started Guide
Welcome to the OpenDaylight community!
The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and create a solid foundation for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for a more transparent approach that fosters new innovation and reduces risk.
The first open source software release “Hydrogen” is available for download. Hydrogen is the first simultaneous release of OpenDaylight delivering three different editions to help a wide array of users get up and running as quickly as possible--Base Edition, Virtualization Edition and Service Provider Edition.
For interested technical users, we have Mailing Lists available for announcements and community support that you can subscribe to.
An OpenDaylight Community Lab is publicly available.
- Verify your OpenFlow switch versus OpenDaylight
- Test the features and performance of your OpenDaylight application
- Integrate and verify your OpenDaylight solution
To access OpenDaylight Lab, connect remotely via a managed login system or work with us on site at the Ericsson premises (200 Holger Way, San Jose, CA). The lab at the Ericsson premises is currently in use for release verification, but will be made available for booking during the first half of 2014.
To book your visit or lab time in advance, or for more information, please email CommunityLab-Ericsson@opendaylight.org
The best way to get started with the OpenDaylight project is to review the documentation that is present on the OpenDaylight Wiki, use the #opendaylight IRC channel on freenode.net, and join the Mailing Lists for controller and additional components in which you are interested.
To gain access to any of the developer resources, you must first create an account to become an active participant in the OpenDaylight developer community. Once you have completed this step, you will have access to all of the developer resources. For a list of those resources, please see the Developer Tools page.
Companies and organizations may join at any time and anyone can participate, as OpenDaylight is an open source software project. Companies and organizations interested in formal membership in the project should contact submit a request for information on the membership page.