[openstack-dev] [networking-ovs-dpdk] availability

Mooney, Sean K sean.k.mooney at intel.com
Mon Jan 4 05:03:08 UTC 2016

it is possible to install and configure networking-ovs-dpdk without 
Using the devstack plugin however we currently do not have documentation for this process.
The openstack configuration required to enable the ovs agent and ml2 driver provided by networking-ovs-dpdk
Is minimal. The compilation/installation/configuration and deamonisation of ovs with dpdk is significantly more involved
Which was the motivation for creating the devstack plugin originally. 

If a manual install guide is something you would like the best way to provide and track
Feature request is to simply open a bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/networking-ovs-dpdk 

A manual install guide is something we are considering adding  but we are currently prioritizing  adding support for deploying 
Via puppet. We are also working with others  in opnfv to integrate our puppet module based install with fuel via a new fuel plugin.
This work is aiming to support a liberty based install.

Regarding packaging one of the items I had hoped to do before the holiday break was
Releases the current tags of the networking-ovs-dpdk repo to pypi.

Before publishing to pypi I will be changing our tagging scheme form 
Openstack older date based versions to the newer semantic scheme.
I hope to publish the packages to pypi later this week and will also be
Tagging new releases of both the kilo and liberty stable branches in the next 2-4 weeks.

In the new format the 1.X releases will correspond to kilo (2015.1 -> 1.0, 2015.1.1 ->1.1)
2.X will correspond to liberty 
3.X will correspond to mitaka.

It should be noted that currently with mitaka the networking-ovs-dpdk is only require to provided
Security group support. Base support for booting vms with vhost-user and ovs with dpdk  has been merged into
Upstream neutron as part of the standard neutron ovs agent and ml2 driver. 
We hope to contribute the openflow security group driver to neutron before mitaka-2 for review.
If that is accepted in the mitaka cycle the networking-ovs-dpdk will only contain deployment code
As all runtime features will be upstream.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martinx - ジェームズ [mailto:thiagocmartinsc at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 2:00 AM
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Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [networking-ovs-dpdk] availability

On 3 January 2016 at 23:41, Palanisamy, Prabhakaran (Contractor) <Prabhakaran_Palanisamy at cable.comcast.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is networking-ovs-dpdk package available non devstack installation ??
> Thanks,
> PP


Don't know if it will help you but, Ubuntu Xenial (development branch), have interesting packages:

root at xenial-1:~# apt-cache search ovs dpdk openvswitch-switch-dpdk - DPDK enabled Open vSwitch switch implementation python-networking-ovs-dpdk - OpenStack virtual network service - Open vSwitch DPDK ML2 mechanism driver

Also, Xenial will support DPDK 2.2 natively, for at least, 5 years.

I'm trying to experiment Mitaka beta release on Xenial these days...


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