Getting Started

Welcome to the OpenDaylight community!

The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for a more transparent approach that fosters new innovation and reduces risk.

The third open source software release “Lithium” is  now available! An overview and instructions on getting started can be found here, and the software and documentation is available on the downloads page.  For users looking to get more involved with the OpenDaylight community, a great place to start is the How to Participate page where you can learn more about available Mailing Lists, community support, Q&A Forum and other ways to learn and stay engaged with the community. Thank you for your interest and participation!