Fuel plugin for Astara Network Service with MOS integration
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README.rst

Astara plugin for Mirantis Fuel

Astara is a network orchestration service designed for provisioning Neutron managed virtual network functions in an OpenStack deployment.

Limitations:

Currently this plugin is not compatible with the following features:

  • Neutron DVR
  • FWaaS
    • LBaaSv1
  • other SDN solutions

Compatible versions:

  • Mirantis Fuel 8.0
  • Akanda Astara 8.0

To obtain the plugin:

The Astara plugin can be downloaded from the [Fuel Plugin Catalog]( https://www.mirantis.com/products/openstack-drivers-and-plugins/fuel-plugins/).

To install the plugin:

  • Prepare a clean fuel master node.
  • Copy the plugin onto the fuel master node:

    scp astara-fuel-plugin-1.0-1.0.0-0.noarch.rpm root@<Fuel_Master_Node_IP>:/tmp

  • Install the plugin on the fuel master node:

    cd /tmp

    fuel plugins --install astara-fuel-plugin-1.0-1.0.0-0.noarch.rpm

  • Check the plugin was installed:

    fuel plugins --list

User Guide

To deploy a cluster with the Astara plugin, use the Fuel web UI to deploy an OpenStack cluster in the usual way, with the following guidelines:

  • Create a new OpenStack environment, selecting:

    Liberty on Ubuntu Trusty

    "Neutron with VLAN segmentation" or "Neutron with tunneling segmentation" as the networking setup

  • Under the network tab, configure the 'Network' settings for your environment. For example (exact values will depend on your setup):

    Public (External):

    • IP Range: 172.16.0.2 - 172.16.0.126
      • CIDR: 172.16.0.0/24
      • Use VLAN tagging: No
      • Gateway: 172.16.0.1
    • Floating IP range: 172.16.0.130 - 172.16.0.254

    Management (Management):

  • Under the settings tab, make sure the following options are checked:

    "Use Astara Network Orchestrator"

  • Under the setting tab, configure Astara Management Service Port, API Port, and Management IPv6 prefix

    • Astara Management IPv6 Prefix
    • Astara Management Service Port
    • Astara API Service Port
  • Add nodes
  • Deploy changes

Deployment details

Deployment of Openstack using Astara Network Orchestrator does the following:

  • Configures Nova:

    Enable Metadata Service

    Enable IPv6

    Enables Nova to attach external networks to an VM Instance

  • Configures Neutron:

    Disables Metadata Agent, L3 Agent, and DHCP Agent

    Enables Astara API extensions

    Enables Astara service plugin

    Enables Astara core plugin

  • Uploads Astara Router Service VM into Openstack Image Service (glance)
  • Configure Horizon:

    Enable Astara dashboard extensions

    Configure Astara management service details

  • Create Public and Management Networks for Openstack deployment

Known issues

None.

Release Notes

1.0.0

  • Initial release of the plugin