Open Network Install Environment Switches

The Open Network Install Environment, or “ONIE” [1]. is an open source project defining an install environment for bare metal switches. This environment allows choice for the end users when selecting a network operating system to install onto these bare metal switches.

[1]Open Network Install Environment: Created by Cumulus Networks, Inc. in 2012, the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) Project is a small operating system, pre-installed as firmware on bare metal network switches, that provides an environment for automated operating system provisioning.