[openstack-dev] [nova] Blueprint for Juniper OpenContrail vrouter nova vif driver support

Kyle Mestery (kmestery) kmestery at cisco.com
Wed Nov 13 03:06:45 UTC 2013

On Nov 12, 2013, at 5:26 PM, Prasad Miriyala <pmiriyala at juniper.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> A blueprint has been registered to add Nova vif driver support for Juniper vrouter.
> The Juniper 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 Juniper 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.
> Blueprint
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/juniper-opencontrail-vrouter-nova-vif-driver
> Associated contrail neutron plugin blueprint
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/juniper-plugin-with-extensions
> Please review blueprint, all comments are welcome.
> Regards,
> Prasad

Hi Prasad:

We have seen the BP and review. The problem that we Neutron core are currently
looking at is something which was discussed at the Summit in Hong Kong last week:
The requirement of having Smokestack/Tempest tests for plugins. As a core team, we
haven't decided yet if new plugins will require these tests before being added to the
tree. All plugins will require these tests by Icehouse-2, so IMHO requiring new plugins
to have them before they are submitted makes sense. I suspect we will cover this next
week at the weekly Neutron IRC meeting, so stay tuned.


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