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authorAlexandru Avadanii <Alexandru.Avadanii@enea.com>2016-05-11 23:29:22 +0200
committerAlexandru Avadanii <Alexandru.Avadanii@enea.com>2016-05-12 14:03:24 +0000
commitc382ded941b7f5d2058be469edc2595ad10b8cda (patch)
treeff10bff67b044aebb08ac9ec70a6eeb23b8277bd
parent207422bd5720a57f9c9d89450685d585cb58146a (diff)
docs/install-instr: Add AArch64 specifics.
Change-Id: I0ce904da2f18e1d5e032181dbcd0d7b35aabfdff (cherry picked from commit b205132a3c42c8764c574a90116f871e390cff8f)
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--- a/docs/installation-instruction.rst
+++ b/docs/installation-instruction.rst
@@ -13,7 +13,8 @@ Abstract
========
This document describes how to install the Brahmaputra 3.0 release of
-OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool, with an AArch64 (only) target node pool.
+OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool, with an AArch64 (only) target
+node pool.
Introduction
============
@@ -43,20 +44,22 @@ Retrieving the ISO image
------------------------
First of all, the Fuel deployment ISO image needs to be retrieved, the
-Fuel .iso image of the AArch64 Brahmaputra release can be found at *Reference: 2*
+ArmbandFuel .iso image of the AArch64 Brahmaputra release can be found
+at *Reference: 2*
Building the ISO image
----------------------
-Alternatively, you may build the .iso from source by cloning the
-opnfv/armband git repository. To retrieve the repository for the AArch64 Brahmaputra 3.0 release use the following command:
+Alternatively, you may build the ArmbandFuel .iso from source by cloning the
+opnfv/armband git repository. To retrieve the repository for the AArch64
+Brahmaputra 3.0 release use the following command:
$ git clone https://gerrit.opnfv.org/gerrit/armband
-Check-out the Brahmaputra stable branch to set the branch to the
+Check-out the Brahmaputra release tag to set the branch to the
baseline required to replicate the Brahmaputra release:
-$ git checkout stable/brahmaputra
+$ git checkout brahmaputra.3.0
Go to the armband directory and build the .iso:
@@ -67,7 +70,6 @@ For more information on how to build, please see *Reference: 14*
Other preparations
------------------
-
Next, familiarize yourself with Fuel by reading the following documents:
- Fuel planning guide, please see *Reference: 8*
@@ -104,15 +106,13 @@ Hardware requirements
=====================
The following minimum hardware requirements must be met for the
-installation of Brahmaputra using Fuel:
+installation of AArch64 Brahmaputra 3.0 using Fuel:
+--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
| **HW Aspect** | **Requirement** |
| | |
+====================+======================================================+
-| **# of nodes** | Minimum 5 (3 for non redundant deployment): |
-| | |
-| | - 1 Fuel deployment master (may be virtualized) |
+| **AArch64 nodes** | Minimum 5 (3 for non redundant deployment): |
| | |
| | - 3(1) Controllers (1 colocated mongo/ceilometer |
| | role, 2 Ceph-OSD roles) |
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ installation of Brahmaputra using Fuel:
| | - 1 Compute (1 co-located Ceph-OSD role) |
| | |
+--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
-| **CPU** | Minimum 1 socket x86_AMD64 with Virtualization |
+| **CPU** | Minimum 1 socket AArch64 (ARMv8) with Virtualization |
| | support |
+--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
| **RAM** | Minimum 16GB/server (Depending on VNF work load) |
@@ -137,6 +137,8 @@ installation of Brahmaputra using Fuel:
| | or spread out over multiple NICs as your hardware |
| | supports. |
+--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
+| **1 x86_64 node** | - 1 Fuel deployment master, x86 (may be virtualized) |
++--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
Help with Hardware Requirements
===============================
@@ -214,8 +216,12 @@ Install Fuel master
#. In the "Network Setup" section - Configure DHCP/Static IP information for your FUEL node - For example, ETH0 is 10.20.0.2/24 for FUEL booting and ETH1 is DHCP/Static in your corporate/lab network (see figure below).
- - Configuration of ETH1 interface for connectivity into your corporate/lab network is mandatory. You need to have internet access over this interface.
- Due to the architecture of ports.ubuntu.com mirror, currently Fuel cannot create a full local mirror of all required AArch64 packages. Internet access is needed to deploy with Fuel on AArch64 nodes.
+ - **Note**: ArmbandFuel@OPNFV requires internet connectivity during bootstrap
+ image building, due to missing arm64 (AArch64) packages in the partial
+ local Ubuntu mirror (consequence of ports.ubuntu.com mirror architecture).
+
+ - Configuration of ETH1 interface for connectivity into your corporate/lab
+ network is mandatory, as internet connection is required during deployment.
.. figure:: img/fuelmenu2.png
@@ -325,6 +331,9 @@ Install additional Plugins/Features on the FUEL node
#. Install the wanted plugin with the command "fuel plugins --install /opt/opnfv/<plugin-name>-<version>.<arch>.rpm"
Expected output: "Plugin ....... was successfully installed." (see figure below)
+ **NOTE**: AArch64 Brahmaputra 3.0 ships only with Opendaylight plugin,
+ see *Reference 15*.
+
.. figure:: img/plugin_install.png
Create an OpenStack Environment
@@ -346,7 +355,7 @@ Create an OpenStack Environment
- Select "Neutron with ML2 plugin"
- - Select "Neutron with tunneling segmentation" (Required when using the ODL or ONOS plugins)
+ - Select "Neutron with tunneling segmentation" (Required when using the ODL plugin)
- Press <Next>
@@ -494,7 +503,7 @@ Allocate nodes to environment and assign functional roles
- Click on the <+Add Nodes> button
- - Check <Controller>, <Telemetry - MongoDB> and optionally an SDN Controller role (OpenDaylight controller/ONOS) in the Assign Roles Section.
+ - Check <Controller>, <Telemetry - MongoDB> and optionally an SDN Controller role (OpenDaylight controller) in the Assign Roles Section.
- Check one node which you want to act as a Controller from the bottom half of the screen
@@ -532,9 +541,18 @@ Allocate nodes to environment and assign functional roles
.. figure:: img/interfaceconf.png
-OPTIONAL - Set Local Mirror Repos
+OPTIONAL - UNTESTED - Set Local Mirror Repos
---------------------------------
+**NOTE**: AArch64 Brahmaputra 3.0 does not fully support local Ubuntu mirrors,
+or at least does not ship with arm64 packages in local repos by default.
+In order to use local (partial) Ubuntu mirrors, one should add arm64 packages
+by hand to the existing amd64 mirrors and re-generate repo metadata.
+Local MOS/Auxiliary repos contain packages for both amd64 and arm64.
+
+**NOTE**: Below instruction assume you already added (by hand) arm64
+Ubuntu necessary packages to the local repository!
+
The following steps can be executed if you are in an environment with
no connection to the Internet. The Fuel server delivers a local repo
that can be used for installation / deployment of openstack.
@@ -596,6 +614,9 @@ Installation health-check
- Allow tests to run and investigate results where appropriate
+ - Check *Reference 15* for known issues / limitations on AArch64, like
+ unsupported migration tests when using a GICv3 interrupt controller
+
.. figure:: img/health.png
References