Add support for vhost-user interfaces by OpenContrail vRouter

Registered by Michal Dubiel on 2015-11-04

OpenContrail vRouter can be used as a userspace DPDK based virtual switch application that uses QEMU's vhost-user interface types. This requires adding support for vRouter in {plug, unplug}_vhostuser() methods similarly as it is done for OVS.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
John Garbutt
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Michal Dubiel
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michal Dubiel
Definition:
Pending Approval
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Needs Code Review
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michal Dubiel on 2015-11-04

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Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/libvirt-vhostuser-vrouter-vif,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/241652
    libvirt, vhostuser: Add support for OpenContrail vRouter

Approving without spec --johnthetubaguy 20151116

Sorry, we have now hit the Non-Priority Feature Freeze for Mitaka. For more details please see: http://docs.openstack.org/releases/schedules/mitaka.html#m-nova-npff and http://docs.openstack.org/developer/nova/process.html#non-priority-feature-freeze
--johnthetubaguy 2016.01.30

Regarding re-approval for Newton, I'm wondering if we should make this get into the os-vif library first and then we can bring it into Nova via os-vif. I've emailed Daniel Berrange to get his opinion on that. -- mriedem 20160504

I talked with Daniel Berrange and we're close to integrating the os-vif library in Nova, so new VIF type support/development should be happening in in the os-vif library now. Then once it's in a released version of os-vif you can integrate that into Nova. We aren't adding new VIF types to Nova though that aren't already support in os-vif, so you have to start there. -- mriedem 20160505

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