[openstack-dev] [tripleo] How to integrate a Heat plugin in a containerized deployment?

Ricardo Noriega De Soto rnoriega at redhat.com
Mon Jul 23 09:50:38 UTC 2018

Hello guys,

I need to deploy the following Neutron BGPVPN heat plugin.


This will allow users, to create Heat templates with BGPVPN resources.
Right now, BGPVPN service plugin is only available in
neutron-server-opendaylight Kolla image:


It would make sense to add right there the python-networking-bgpvpn-heat
package. Is that correct? Heat exposes a parameter to configure plugins
( HeatEnginePluginDirs), that corresponds to plugins_dir parameter in

What is the issue here?

Heat will try to search any available plugin in the path determined by
however, the heat plugin is located in a separate container (neutron_api).
How should we tackle this? I see no other example of this type of

AFAIK, /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages is not exposed to the host as a
mounted volume, so how is heat supposed to find bgpvpn heat plugin?

Thanks for your advice.


Ricardo Noriega

Senior Software Engineer - NFV Partner Engineer | Office of Technology  |
Red Hat
irc: rnoriega @freenode
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