How to join

We welcome any institution to be part of FIBRE testbed.

If your institution is willing to join the FIBRE testbed by deploying an “experimental island” and providing computing resources, you are kindly requested to follow the steps below.

It is NOT mandatory to host an experimental island to use the testbed. If you just want to use testbed resources, please Sign up.

Procedure Overview

  1. Check the minimum hardware requirements (see below in this page).
  2. Download the Term of Agreement to understand the framework of collaboration between your institution and FIBRE testbed.
  3. Contact the FIBRE office at to schedule a call to clarify all your questions concerning the duties, responsibilities and advantages of joining the FIBRE testbed.
  4. If your institution understand and agree on the commitment stated in the Term, please submit the application by editing the document and sending it to
  5. Application Approval: FIBRE’s technical team will have to evaluate the feasibility of the new island to get connected to FIBREnet and provide a connectivity study. After that, the FIBRE Steering Committee will decide based on the application information and the FIBREnet’s connectivity study. The approval process may take a couple of months, because it depends on the Steering Committee to meet and deliberate.
  6. By mutual agreement of both parties, the Term of Agreement will be prepared and signed.
  7. Island deployment: the FIBRE NOC will provide instructions and support to help your institution to deploy an experimental island.
  8. New institutions joining the testbed will have a seat in the FIBRE Steering Committee (see the Governance Model).

Minimum hardware requirements

  • 01 Switch Top of Rack
      • Remote Management support – mandatory
      • SNMPv2 enabled – mandatory
      • 4094 VLANs – mandatory
      • Q-in-Q support – mandatory
      • Desirable
        • Selective Q-in-Q support
        • OpenFlow 1.0 support
  • 01 Virtualization Server
      • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2630 (2.3GHz,15M)
      • 64GB Memory (8x 8GB)
      • 4x Hard Disk 1TB SATA
      • At least 03 Network Interfaces 1Gbps
  • 02 OpenFlows Switches or 01 OpenFlow Switch with 02 virtual switches
      • OpenFlow 1.0 support

Detailed specs can be found in these pages:

Check FIBRE Wiki for installation instructions