Wakame Users Group

The Wakame Users Group (WUG) is Axsh's official bilingual (English/Japanese) community. It's an informal group discussing not only Wakame-vdc or OpenVNet but all topics related to virtualization, infrastructure, devops, etc.

Do you have a question for us? Have you done a cool hack? Did a new technology come out that looks interesting? Do you just want to hang out? We would love to have you over.

Axsh hosts a Google Group, a Doorkeeper page and a public HipChat room to accomodate a forum where people can have discussions and related news can be announced.

Every three months WUG organizes a meet-up with some cool presentations by both Axsh employees and community members. After the presentations, everyone is invited to come hang out and have some beers.

Wakame Users Group (WUG)

Event Format

During WUG events, we foresee time for two presentations. Before every event a request for presentations is sent out to the community. Everyone, including people that never attended before, is free to send their request to present a topic of their own. We strongly encourage community presentations.

After every event a nomikai (Japanese drinking party) is organized for everyone to network and socialize.

If you're attending, registration on Doorkeeper would be appreciated.

Scheduled presentations

Safely testing changes in complex production networks

Making changes to a computer network running a production system is often a very scary thing to do. A simple task such as updating a firewall's firmware can have drastic consequences for the correct operation of production critical services. Even if test networks are set up, those are often much smaller in both size and complexity, still making it hard to accurately predict the complications of the change.

This is where OpenVNet comes in. Using OpenVNet, it becomes possible to create virtualized copies of highly complicated production networks using only very limited hardware. This effectively enables us to write automated test suites that deeply test and evaluate changes before they are pushed to production.

During this presentation we will give a live demonstration where we connect OpenVNet virtual networks to a physical Juniper SSG5 firewall. Assuming a production environment using the same firewall, we can now create a virtual copy for testing.

The current state of software Forwarding Path

Tomofumi Hayashi will present the recent trends concerning software Forwarding Path, such as DPDK, ODP and the applications on top of them.

Next Event

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Doors: 18.30 Start: 19.00 End: 21.00
Optional nomikai afterwards.


BroadBand Tower Inc.
〒100-0011 Tokyo-to
Chiyoda-ku Uchisaiwaicho 3-2
Uchisaiwaicho Tokyu Building 7F