[openstack-dev] [Fuel] Plans on networking modularisation
akasatkin at mirantis.com
Wed Mar 16 14:23:52 UTC 2016
Thank you. We had a talk with Evgeniy. As a preliminary plan, we will have
meetings with all interested people from Networking team.
On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 7:46 PM, Ryan Moe <rmoe at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Hi Aleksey,
>> What is the status of making networking part replaceable? As I know, 
>> is in progress. Are there any other activities in progress (about API,
>> serialization for orchestrator, network verification)? Do we have specs on
>> review (I know about this one: ) ?
> AFAIK there are no other activities in progress right now.
>> As I know,  is about separate storage service for networking related
>> information (from what I've seen), not about moving all network-related
>> code. Please correct me if it's not true.
> You are correct. The intent was to end up with a separate network storage
> service and network manager as a client of this service (where appropriate).
>> AFAIC,  can be combined with moving of network part into extension
>> (API, serialization). So, extension could use this storage. Network
>> verification (net-checker) depends on networking data and it uses the same
>> RPC so it can be more difficult to move its setup and results acquisition
>> from Nailgun into extension.
>> I'm for networking as extension as it was done for "volume manager"
> I agree that moving network manager into an extension would be good. I
> think we'll need some discussion around that though. NetworkManager does a
> lot and some of it can be pushed off to a separate service but some will
> always be tied to Nailgun. I'm not sure how or if that will impact moving
> it into an extension.
>> Please expand this a bit: "Reuse Neutron API with additional
>> plugins/extensions to provide for us a way to also store bonds/nics related
>> As I understand, it's rather specific stuff and will cover very small
>> part of the whole task. And as 2.1 is in progress already, 2.3 seems to be
> I originally created a simple PoC (2.1) just to test out the idea. The
> Nailgun side of this work done since doesn't have any dependency on that
> PoC. We can freely change directions. Neutron handles a lot of what Nailgun
> cares about (networks, subnets, IP allocation, etc.) so I'm currently
> investigating it as an option.
>> I'd like to participate in design discussions. Please add me into
> I will make sure you're included. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
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