Description

Neutron is a virtual network service for OpenStack, and a part of
Netstack. Neutron provides an API to dynamically request and configure
virtual networks. PLUMgrid is a plugin in Neutron, which takes over
networking in the OpenStack environment.

PLUMgrid Neutron Plugin enables PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite, which is
a secure, comprehensive and open software solution that delivers terabits
of performance and scales across tens of thousands of workloads.
The product suite provides highly automated workflows that significantly
reduce the deployment time of OpenStack clouds, enables users to create
private Virtual Domains™ for their projects and is compatible with the
leading OpenStack distributions.

About the PLUMgrid Platform

The PLUMgrid Platform is a software-only solution that provides a rich set of distributed network functions such as routers, switches, NAT, IPAM, DHCP, and it also supports security policies, end-to-end encryption, and third party Layer 4-7 service insertion.

Overview

This charm enables PLUMgrid Neutron plugin in an OpenStack environment.

Once deployed, the charm enables the necessary actions in the neutron-server container that allows the PLUMgrid plugin to take over networking for the OpenStack environment.

It is a subordinate charm to neutron-api charm.

Usage

Instructions on using the charm:

juju deploy neutron-api
juju deploy neutron-api-plumgrid
juju add-relation neutron-api neutron-api-plumgrid

To enable PLUMgrid in neutron make the configuration in the neutron-api charm as specified in the configuration section below.

Known Limitations and Issues

The charm currently only supports Kilo Openstack Release.

Configuration

Example Config

neutron-api-plumgrid:
    install_sources: 'ppa:plumgrid-team/stable'
    install_keys: 'null'
    enable-metadata: False
neutron-api:
    neutron-plugin: "plumgrid"
    plumgrid-virtual-ip: "192.168.100.250"

Provide the source repo path for PLUMgrid Debs in 'install_sources' and the corresponding keys in 'install_keys'
The "neutron-plugin" config parameter is required to be "plumgrid" in the neutron-api charm to enable PLUMgrid.
Also the virtual IP on which PLUMgrid Console is going to be accessible should be specified in the "plumgrid-virtual-ip" config parameter.

Contact Information

Bilal Baqar bbaqar@plumgrid.com
Bilal Ahmad bilal@plumgrid.com

Configuration

install_keys
(string) Provide the respective keys of the install sources
install_sources
(string) Provide the install source from where to install the PLUMgrid debs
ppa:plumgrid-team/stable
enable-metadata
(boolean) Set as True to enable metadata support