ONIE is an open source initiative that defines an open install environment for bare metal network switches. ONIE enables a bare metal network switch ecosystem where end users have a choice among different network operating systems. The project was initiated by Cumulus Networks in 2012, alongside founding members such as Accton, Agema, Big Switch Networks, Broadcom, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Penguin Computing and Quanta, and contributed to the Open Compute Project in 2013. ONIE acts as a firmware on bare metal network switches providing an environment for automated operating system provisioning.
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