[openstack-dev] [neutron][networking-ovn] OVN vs. OpenDayLight
mestery at mestery.com
Thu Jun 9 21:06:45 UTC 2016
On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Assaf Muller <assaf at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 10:28:31AM -0700, rezroo wrote:
>>> I'm trying to reconcile differences and similarities between OVN and
>>> OpenDayLight in my head. Can someone help me compare these two technologies
>>> and explain if they solve the same problem, or if there are fundamental
>>> differences between them?
>> OVN implements network virtualization for clouds of VMs or containers or
>> a mix. Open Daylight is a platform for managing networks that can do
>> anything you want.
> That is true, but when considering a Neutron backend for OpenStack
> deployments, people choose a subset of OpenDaylight projects and the
> end result is a solution that is comparable in scope and feature set.
> There are objective differences in where the projects are in their
> lifetime, the HA architecture, the project's consistency model between
> the neutron-server process and the backend, the development velocity,
> the community size and the release model.
Fundamentally, the main difference is that OVN does one thing: It does
network virtualization. OpenDaylight _MAY_ do network virtualization,
among other things, and it likely does network virtualization in many
different ways. Like Ben said:
"Open Daylight is a platform for managing networks that can do
anything you want."
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