ONL Certification

ONL maintains a certification program for validation of network switch hardware with ONL. A designation of ONL Certified is applied to switches that pass ONL conformance testing. A separate Gold status certification is available to vendors who provide materials for ongoing testing.

Certification Process

  • The certification process requires that the vendor provide hardware either on-site or remotely along with accessories needed so that all testing can be completed. For remote testing, the ONL Certification process will be monitored by a member of the ONL team who will be responsible for entering the information into the database.


    ONL Certified ONL Certified Gold
    Testing Requirements Location: ONL Lab @ Big Switch or vendor site

    Materials (provided for conformance testing):
    Network Switch Hardware: 1 Switch, min. 2 cables/optics per port speed

    Software:
    Installable copy of ONIE for each switch submitted to be tested
    Information describing network switch model, revision, switch ROM version and ONIE version

    Support:
    Installation support at BSN lab facility or at partner site
    Location: ONL Lab @ Big Switch

    Materials (provided for ONGOING conformance testing):
    Network Switch Hardware: 2 Switches, min. 2 cables/optics per port speed

    Software:
    Installable copy of ONIE for the switches to be tested along with necessary software to install/upgrade the ROM. Information describing network switch model, revision, switch ROM version and ONIE version

    Support:
    Initial installation support at BSN lab facility
    Certifcation Status Use of “ONL Certified” logo if switch passes ONL conformance testing.

    ONL certification will be noted for the applicable platform on www.opennetlinux.org along with hardware revision, ONIE version, ONL version, etc.

    Updates to any of the test materials will require recertification of the platform.
    Use of “ONL Certified Gold" logo if switch passes continuous ONL conformance testing.

    ONL Gold certification will be noted for the applicable platform on www.opennetlinux.org along with hardware revision, ONIE version, ONL version and ROM version.

    ONL Certified testing will be performed on a periodic basis (at least once a year), typically following a major ONL software update.