Juniper OpenContrail vRouter Nova VIF driver support

Registered by prasad miriyala on 2013-11-01

OpenContrail System consists of two main components: the OpenContrail Controller and the OpenContrail vRouter.
The OpenContrail Controller is a logically centralized but physically distributed Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller that is responsible for providing the management, control, and analytics functions of the virtualized network.
The OpenContrail vRouter is a forwarding plane (of a distributed router) that runs in the hypervisor of a virtualized server. It extends the network from the physical routers and switches in a data center into a virtual overlay network hosted in the virtualized servers. The OpenContrail vRouter is conceptually similar to existing commercial and open source vSwitches such as for example the Open vSwitch (OVS) but it also provides routing and higher layer services.
The OpenContrail Controller provides the logically centralized control plane and management plane of the system and orchestrates the vRouters.
This blueprint will introduce virtual interface (VIF) driver support for plugging VM interface into OpenContrail vRouter.
OpenContrail details:
http://opencontrail.org/opencontrail-architecture-documentation/#section2

Corresponding Neutron changes are part of another blueprint
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/juniper-plugin-with-extensions

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Russell Bryant
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
prasad miriyala
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
prasad miriyala
Definition:
Review
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Blocked
Milestone target:
None
Started by
prasad miriyala on 2013-11-12

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Would like to see this make it into Neutron before considering for Nova. --russellb

Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/juniper-opencontrail-vrouter-nova-vif-driver,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/54843
    Adds nova vif plugin for contrail/vrouter OpenContrail System consists of two main components: the OpenContrail Controller and the OpenContrail vRouter. The OpenContrail Controller is a logically centralized but physically distributed SDN controller that

needs this change in neutron: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/43793/

deferred from icehouse-3 to "next": http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-February/026335.html

Removed from next, as next is now reserved for near misses from the last milestone --johnthetubaguy

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