A PLUMgrid Gateway provides connectivity from the VXLAN based virtual
fabric to external IP networks (such as for internet access). The PLUMgrid
Gateway can be deployed as a pair in Active/ Active mode for load balancing
of traffic and high availability of external connectivity.
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.
This charm is responsible for configuring a node as a PLUMgrid Gateway.
Once deployed the charm triggers the necessary services for a PLUMgrid Gateway and configures the IO Visor kernel module as a PLUMgrid Software Gateway. It also configures additional interfaces on the node for external connectivity.
Instructions on using the charm:
juju deploy neutron-api juju deploy neutron-api-plumgrid juju deploy plumgrid-director juju deploy nova-compute juju deploy plumgrid-edge juju deploy plumgrid-gateway juju add-relation neutron-api neutron-api-plumgrid juju add-relation neutron-api-plumgrid plumgrid-director juju add-relation plumgrid-director plumgrid-edge juju add-relation nova-compute plumgrid-edge juju add-relation plumgrid-director plumgrid-gateway
For plumgrid-gateway to work make the configuration in the neutron-api, neutron-api-plumgrid, plumgrid-director and plumgrid-edge charms as specified in the configuration section below.
Known Limitations and Issues
This is an early access version of the PLUMgrid Gateway charm and it is not meant for production deployments. The charm currently only supports Kilo Openstack Release.
plumgrid-gateway: external-interface: eth1 install_sources: 'ppa:plumgrid-team/stable' install_keys: 'null' plumgrid-edge: install_sources: 'ppa:plumgrid-team/stable' install_keys: 'null' plumgrid-director: plumgrid-virtual-ip: "192.168.100.250" install_sources: 'ppa:plumgrid-team/stable' install_keys: 'null' 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"
The "external-interface" config parameter should be the interface that will provide external connectivity.
Provide the source repo path for PLUMgrid Debs in 'install_sources' and the corresponding keys in 'install_keys'.
The virtual IP passed on in the neutron-api charm has to be same as the one passed in the plumgrid-director charm.
The MTU size for interfaces managed by director.
Public SSH key of PLUMgrid LCM which is running PG-Tools
Provide the respective keys of the install sources
The interface that will provide external connectivity
Provide the install source from where to install the PLUMgrid debs