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User Network Interface Manager Plug-in (Unimgr) Facts

Project Creation Date: August 13, 2015
Lifecycle State: Incubation
Type: Service
Primary Contact: Donald Hunter <donaldh@cisco.com>
Project Lead: Donald Hunter <donaldh@cisco.com>

  • Donald Hunter <donaldh@cisco.com>
  • Bartosz Michalik <bartosz.michalik@amartus.com>
  • Marek Ryznar (marek.ryznar@amartus.com)


  • Alberto Garrido, Intraway (ODL User ID: agarrido) (ag@intraway.com)
  • Gabriel Robitaille-Montpetit (grmontpetit, grmontpetit@inocybe.com)
  • Alexis de Talhouët (adetalhouet, adetalhouet@inocybe.com)
  • Mohamad El-Serngawy (mserngawy, melserngawy@inocybe.com)
  • Charles Eckel (eckelcu@cisco.com)

IRC: #opendaylight-unimgr
Mailing List: unimgr-dev@lists.opendaylight.org
    Archives: mailing list archives
Meetings: Every Wednesday 8:00 am
Repository: git clone https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/p/unimgr
Jenkins: jenkins silo
Gerrit Patches: code patches/reviews


The User Network Interface (UNI) Manager project within OpenDaylight provides data models and APIs that enable software applications and service orchestrators to configure and provision connectivity services; in particular, Carrier Ethernet services as defined by MEF Forum, in physical and virtual network elements.

MEF has defined the Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Reference Architecture for the management and control of domains and entities that enable cooperative network services across one or more service provider networks. The architecture also identifies LSO Reference Points, which are the logical points of interaction between specific functional management components. These LSO Reference Points are further defined by interface profiles and instantiated by APIs.

The LSO Reference Architecture is shown below. Note that this is a functional architecture that does not describe how the management components are implemented (e.g., single vs. multiple instances), but rather identifies management components that provide logical functionality as well as the points of interaction among them.

LSO Reference Architecture.png

Unimgr provides support for both the Legato as well as the Presto interfaces. These interfaces, and the APIs associated with them, are defined by YANG models developed within MEF in collaboration with ONF and IETF. For more detailed information on these YANG models and the corresponding APIs, see the User Network Interface Manager Plug-in (Unimgr) User Guide.

An application/user can interact with Unimgr at either the Legato (i.e. service orchestration) or the Presto (i.e. network resource provisioning) layer.

Demo illustrating interaction with Legato API.

Weekly Meetings

  • Weekly meetings Every Wednesday 08:00 AM Pacific Time

Join via web: https://cisco.webex.com/ciscosales/j.php?MTID=md769b78c207a48ffb72dad0c03b75b65
Or join by phone: https://ciscosales.webex.com/ciscosales/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=416582472&tollFree=1
Meeting number (access code): 208 964 038
Meeting password: UniMgr (864647 from phones)