[openstack-dev] Blueprint Announcement: OVSPlugin Support for Hardware Devices

Debojyoti Dutta ddutta at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 00:20:18 UTC 2013

This is awesome.

On that note, we had done a very simple switch abstraction sometime ago

Having a generic interface would be great!


On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Satish Mohan <satish at aristanetworks.com>wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> We (Arista Networks) have submitted a new blueprint today which adds
> Quantum/OVSPlugin support for hardware switches.
> This blueprint describes a generic python API within the OVS quantum
> plugin which will enable support for different hardware backends for L2
> network segregation (VLANs, tunneling, etc.)
> This may be useful for existing data centers with hardware switches which
> needs to be used along with Openstack infrastructure. In this case a
> hardware vendor may introduce the OVS plugin extension/driver which will
> allow using the vendor's hardware within Openstack along with Open vSwitch
> virtual switches to provide L2 network segregation.
> This will allow automatic L2 network provisioning on the hardware devices
> alongside with the Open vSwitch provisioning in the compute node
> hypervisors.
> We have implemented and successfully tested the API proposed in this
> blueprint and are providing the source code for an Arista Driver which
> supports provisioning of Arista TOR (top-of-the-rack) switches alongside
> with open vswitches. This driver will support the python API proposed in
> this blueprint to interact with the OVS quantum plugin.
> The blueprint is available at:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/quantum/+spec/ovsplugin-hardware-devices
> We will be submitting the code for review at https://review.openstack.orgsoon, and would love to be considered for inclusion into the
> Quantum/Grizzly release.
> Appreciate your comments and feedback on the same.
> Regards,
> Satish Mohan
> Arista Networks
> _______________________________________________
> OpenStack-dev mailing list
> OpenStack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/attachments/20130125/7246ca01/attachment.html>

More information about the OpenStack-dev mailing list