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

Dan Wendlandt dan at nicira.com
Mon Jan 28 20:20:39 UTC 2013

Thanks Satish,

Modifying the subject-line, as most people filter this ML pretty heavily
out of necessity :)

Assuming this is inline with what we chatted about in the past, I think
this will be a great addition.

I'll make sure people are aware of this during the meeting today, and
hopefully we get get some people to refer the design soon.


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
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Dan Wendlandt
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