Welcome to the new DECADE! It was super awesome to run the blog script and see not one, not two, but THREE new articles by the amazing Adam Young who tinkered with Keystone, TripleO, and containers over the break. And while Lars only wrote one article, it’s the ultimate guide to the Open Virtual Network within OpenStack. Sit back, relax,… Read more →
This blog post describes the steps required to deploy OVN in tripleo and a little bit of details on how it is deployed and the various components of tripleo used. If you are interested only in deploying OVN, then please see the last section. Components of OVN OVN has the following components or services which needs to be deployed and… Read more →
Miguel Ãngel Ajo talks about the work done on the OpenStack Neutron Quality of Service plugin in the Ocata release, at the OpenStack PTG in Altanta.
Ihar Hrachyshka talks about his work on Neutron in Ocata, and what’s coming in Pike.
Recently native DHCP support has been added to OVN. In this post we will see how native DHCP is supported in OVN and how it is used by OpenStack Neutron OVN ML2 driver. The code which supports native DHCP can be found here and here. Please see this to understand the architecture of OVN and the services of the OVN…. Read more →
SDN solutions are complex and troubleshooting/monitoring them is even harder. It seems that while we have a better way to automate the network we lose visibility and operability. For example, in order to troubleshoot an issue you have of to understand the network in general but also to have a deep understanding of how the SDN solution is implementing the… Read more →
In my previous post I explained how packets are forwarded from point to point within OpenContrail. We saw the tools available to check what are the routes involved in the forwarding. Last time we focused on the agent side but now we are going to understand on another key component: the controller.. The controller acts as a Route Reflector, announcing… Read more →
We know that all software components and services generate log files. These log files are vital in troubleshooting and debugging problems. If the log files are not managed properly then it can be extremely difficult to get a good look into them. Although system administrators cannot control the generation of logs, they can achieve some level of log management by… Read more →
In this post we will see how a packet generated by a VM is able to reach another VM or an external resource, what are the key concepts/components in the context of Neutron using the OpenContrail plugin. We will focus on OpenContrail, how it implements the overlay and the tools that it provides to check/troubleshoot how the packet are forwarded…. Read more →
With the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is no longer a choice but is now a necessity, even more so in case of a cloud environment. Neutron includes a sub-team focused on bringing parity between IPv4 and IPv6 features and to enhance IPv6 support in OpenStack. The group currently meets every Tuesday at 15:00 UTC in #openstack-meeting-alt with notes available… Read more →
Neutron as SDN controller ? That was probably to hottest topic during the summit. Beyond this topic the question was: neutron shouldn’t be responsible of all the things related to the API and delegated the management of flows to an external SDN controller. Some of neutron’s sessions attendees think that it is too complex to address things like scalability and… Read more →
Today is the second day of the OpenStack summit, today we have Emilien giving his view of the day. It’s always interesting to meet in person those who contribute with you on OpenStack. That’s why I love the Summit. Trying to reach the same goals by discussing design is one of the objectives in Hong-Kong right now. Since most of… Read more →