plumgrid director #1


The PLUMgrid Director is the control plane of PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack.
The configuration of the virtual network infrastructure for tenants is
done through the PLUMgrid Director. The PLUMgrid Director is typically
co-located on the OpenStack controller nodes.

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.

About Plumgrid Director

The Director is the brain of the PLUMgrid Platform. It is responsible for coordinating and managing all the other platform components. Based on PLUMgrid's distributed system architecture, it provides built-in high availability and scaling. The Director allows you to create Virtual Domains on a per tenant or application basis.


Once deployed this charm performs the configurations required for a PLUMgrid Director and starts the essential services on the node.


Instructions on using the charm:

juju deploy neutron-api
juju deploy neutron-api-plumgrid
juju deploy plumgrid-director

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

For plumgrid-director to work make the configuration in the neutron-api and neutron-api-plumgrid charms as specified in the configuration section below.

Known Limitations and Issues

This is an early access version of the PLUMgrid Director charm and it is not meant for production deployments. The charm only supports Kilo Openstack Release.


Example Config

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

Provide the virtual IP you want PLUMgrid GUI to be accessible.
Make sure that it is the same IP specified in the neutron-api charm configuration for PLUMgrid.
The virtual IP passed on in the neutron-api charm has to be same as the one passed in the plumgrid-director charm.
Provide the source repo path for PLUMgrid Debs in 'install_sources' and the corresponding keys in 'install_keys'.

You can access the PG Console at

In order to configure networking, PLUMgrid License needs to be posted.

juju set plumgrid-director plumgrid-license-key="$LICENSE_KEY"

Contact Information

Bilal Baqar
Bilal Ahmad


(string) The MTU size for interfaces managed by director.
(string) Public SSH key of PLUMgrid LCM which is running PG-Tools.
(string) IP address of the Director's Management interface. Same IP can be used to access PG Console.
(string) Provide the PLUMgrid ONS License key.
(string) Provide the respective keys of the install sources.
(string) Provide the install source from where to install the PLUMgrid debs.