Open Switch (OPX)
Architected as a scalable, cloud-ready, agile solution, the open source OpenSwitch software implements flexible infrastructure to enable both network operators and vendors to rapidly on-board premium open source premium NOS applications. Backed by industry leaders such as Dell EMC and Metaswitch, OPX 2.3 supports a rich set of L2/L3 networking features that are compatible with a wide variety of 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G hardware platforms from multiple vendors.
Specific feature enhancements include SNMP support, upgradability via standard Linux apt tools, and persistent configuration. OPX 2.3 brings support for remote authentication and remote access control by adding Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) and Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus (TACACS+) features. Support for these features will allow network operators to maintain user profiles and access logs in a central database that all remote equipment can share, and providing better security and control from a single administered network point. OPX 2.3 also adds support for two new platforms from Dell EMC – S5148F-ON, based on Cavium XPliant programmable ASIC and S4200-ON, based on Broadcom Qumran ASIC – extending OPX’s hardware compatibility list to include more than a dozen 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G switches from multiple vendors.