Compass Based OPNFV Installer Project Proposal

Project proposal meta-data

Project description:

Compass4nfv is an installer project based on open source project Compass, which provides automated deployment and management of OpenStack and other distributed systems. It can be considered as what the LiveCD to a single box for a pool of servers – bootstrapping the server pool. Compass project follows the OpenStack community's four opens: Open Source, Open Community, Open Development, and Open Design.

In this project, we will leverage Compass core features and its extensible architect to support the installation of OPNFV release. It will support deployment of OPNFV full stack, with different flavors of configuration, on both bare-metal servers and virtual machines.

Some of the unique values that Compass will bring to the OPNFV community includes the following:


The scope of the proposal includes the following:

Building blocks

Committers and Contributors

Name and affiliation of the project leader:

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Planned deliverables

Proposed Release Schedule

First Compass4nfv release will be in OPNFV R2 Brahmaputra release (November/December 2015) with the following tentative release contents:

OPNFV Summit Demo



Compass101 is a series of videos used for tutoring those who interested in Compass installer to deploy an OPNFV platform. It includes four videos which are Preconditions, Virtual Deployment, Bare Metal Deployment and Verification.


Compass4nfv ReleaseStatusComments
BrahmaputrareleasedSupport OpenStack Liberty, ODL Bery , ONOS Emu, Ceph in Ubuntu 14.04
ColoradoreleasedSupport OpenStack Mitaka,ODL,ONOS,MOON in Ubuntu 14.04/Centos 7
DanubereleasedSupport OpenStack Newton,ODL,ONOS, Ubuntu 16.04/Centos7

Support OpenStack Ocata and Kubernetes.

Containerized Compass

Containerized Compass for K8S Integration

FraserdevelopingOpenStack Pike and Kubernetes and Enhanced NFV features

MeetingWeekly meeting
 Integration meeting


Upstream projects

Compass4nfv is relying on following upstream projects:

Key Project Facts

Project Name: Compass4nfv
Repo name: compass4nfv
Project Category: Integration and testing
Lifecycle State: Proposal approved
Primary Contact: Weidong shao(
Project Lead: Weidong shao
Jira Project Name: Compass4nfv
Jira Project Prefix: COMPASS
mailing list tag [COMPASS]
Weidong shao (
Prakash Ramchandran (
Justin chi (
Iben Rodriguez (
Tim Rozet (
Chenshuai (
Ashlee Young (

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