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@@ -9,8 +9,9 @@ Abstract
========
This document describes how to install the Colorado release of
-OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool, covering its usage,
-limitations, dependencies and required system resources.
+OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool, with an AArch64 (only)
+target node pool. It covers its usage, limitations, dependencies
+and required system resources.
============
Introduction
@@ -18,7 +19,8 @@ Introduction
This document provides guidelines on how to install and
configure the Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a
-deployment tool, including required software and hardware configurations.
+deployment tool, with an AArch64 (only) target node pool,
+including required software and hardware configurations.
Although the available installation options give a high degree of
freedom in how the system is set-up, including architecture, services
@@ -34,26 +36,27 @@ networking and Unix/Linux administration.
Preface
=======
-Before starting the installation of the Colorado release of
-OPNFV, using Fuel as a deployment tool, some planning must be
+Before starting the installation of the AArch64 Colorado 1.0 release
+of OPNFV, using Fuel as a deployment tool, some planning must be
done.
Retrieving the ISO image
========================
First of all, the Fuel deployment ISO image needs to be retrieved, the
-Fuel .iso image of the Colorado release can be found at *Reference: 2*
+ArmbandFuel .iso image of the AArch64 Colorado release can be found
+at *Reference: 2*
Building the ISO image
======================
-Alternatively, you may build the Fuel .iso from source by cloning the
-opnfv/fuel git repository. To retrieve the repository for the Colorado
-release use the following command:
+Alternatively, you may build the Armband Fuel .iso from source by cloning
+the opnfv/armband git repository. To retrieve the repository for the AArch64
+Colorado 1.0 release use the following command:
.. code-block:: bash
- $ git clone https://gerrit.opnfv.org/gerrit/fuel
+ $ git clone https://gerrit.opnfv.org/gerrit/armband
Check-out the Colorado release tag to set the HEAD to the
baseline required to replicate the Colorado release:
@@ -62,11 +65,11 @@ baseline required to replicate the Colorado release:
$ git checkout colorado.1.0
-Go to the fuel directory and build the .iso:
+Go to the armband directory and build the .iso:
.. code-block:: bash
- $ cd fuel/build; make all
+ $ cd armband; make all
For more information on how to build, please see *Reference: 14*
@@ -77,7 +80,7 @@ Next, familiarize yourself with Fuel by reading the following documents:
- Fuel Installation Guide, please see *Reference: 8*
-- Fuel User Guide, please see *Reference: 9*
+- Fuel QuickStart, please see *Reference: 9*
- Fuel Developer Guide, please see *Reference: 10*
@@ -110,13 +113,13 @@ Hardware requirements
=====================
The following minimum hardware requirements must be met for the
-installation of Colorado using Fuel:
+installation of AArch64 Colorado 1.0 using Fuel:
+--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
| **HW Aspect** | **Requirement** |
| | |
+====================+======================================================+
-| **# of nodes** | Minimum 5 (3 for non redundant deployment): |
+| **AArch64 nodes** | Minimum 5 (3 for non redundant deployment): |
| | |
| | - 1 Fuel deployment master (may be virtualized) |
| | |
@@ -126,7 +129,7 @@ installation of Colorado 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) |
@@ -135,6 +138,8 @@ installation of Colorado using Fuel:
| **Disk** | Minimum 256GB 10kRPM spinning disks |
| | |
+--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
+| **Firmware** | UEFI compatible (e.g. EDK2) with PXE support |
++--------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
| **Networks** | 4 Tagged VLANs (PUBLIC, MGMT, STORAGE, PRIVATE) |
| | |
| | 1 Un-Tagged VLAN for PXE Boot - ADMIN Network |
@@ -143,6 +148,8 @@ installation of Colorado 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
@@ -150,8 +157,6 @@ Help with Hardware Requirements
Calculate hardware requirements:
-For information on compatible hardware types available for use, please see *Reference: 11*.
-
When choosing the hardware on which you will deploy your OpenStack
environment, you should think about:
@@ -199,7 +204,7 @@ reference platform stack across a server cluster.
Install Fuel master
===================
-#. Mount the Colorado Fuel ISO file/media as a boot device to the jump host server.
+#. Mount the Colorado Armband Fuel ISO file/media as a boot device to the jump host server.
#. Reboot the jump host to establish the Fuel server.
@@ -225,10 +230,17 @@ 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 in your corporate/lab network (see figure below).
- - Configure eth1 or other network interfaces here as well (if you have them present on your FUEL server).
+- **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
+ .. figure:: img/fuelmenu2a.png
+
#. In the "PXE Setup" section (see figure below) - Change the following fields to appropriate values (example below):
- DHCP Pool Start 10.20.0.3
@@ -256,11 +268,14 @@ Install Fuel master
.. figure:: img/fuelmenu4.png
-#. OPTION TO ENABLE PROXY SUPPORT - In the "Bootstrap Image" section (see figure below), edit the following fields to define a proxy. (**NOTE:** cannot be used in tandem with local repository support)
+#. **DO NOT CHANGE** anything in "Bootstrap Image" section (see figure below).
- - Navigate to "HTTP proxy" and enter your http proxy address
+ In ArmbandFuel@OPNFV, this data is **NOT** actually used for bootstrap
+ image building. Any change here will replace the configuration from
+ the OPNFV bootstrap build scripts and will lead to a failed bootstrap
+ image build.
- - Select <Check> and press [Enter]
+ **NOTE:** Cannot be used in tandem with local repository support.
.. figure:: img/fuelmenu5.png
@@ -276,7 +291,7 @@ Install Fuel master
#. Start the installation.
- - Select Quit Setup and press Save and Quit.
+ - Press <F8>
- The installation will now start, wait until the login screen is shown.
@@ -288,9 +303,15 @@ the login prompt, you should boot the Node Servers (Your
Compute/Control/Storage blades, nested or real) with a PXE booting
scheme so that the FUEL Master can pick them up for control.
+**NOTE**: AArch64 target nodes are expected to support PXE booting an
+EFI binary, i.e. an EFI-stubbed GRUB2 bootloader.
+
+**NOTE**: UEFI (EDK2) firmware is **highly** recommended, becoming
+the **de facto** standard for ARMv8 nodes.
+
#. Enable PXE booting
- - For every controller and compute server: enable PXE Booting as the first boot device in the BIOS boot order menu, and hard disk as the second boot device in the same menu.
+ - For every controller and compute server: enable PXE Booting as the first boot device in the UEFI (EDK2) boot order menu, and hard disk as the second boot device in the same menu.
#. Reboot all the control and compute blades.
@@ -323,6 +344,9 @@ Install additional Plugins/Features on the FUEL node
.. figure:: img/plugin_install.png
+ **NOTE**: AArch64 Colorado 1.0 ships only with ODL, OVS and BGPVPN plugins,
+ see *Reference 15*.
+
Create an OpenStack Environment
===============================
@@ -332,7 +356,7 @@ Create an OpenStack Environment
.. figure:: img/newenv.png
-#. Select "<Mitaka on Ubuntu 14.04>" and press <Next>
+#. Select "<Mitaka on Ubuntu 14.04 (aarch64)>" and press <Next>
#. Select "compute virtulization method".
@@ -342,7 +366,7 @@ 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>
@@ -477,7 +501,7 @@ Enable Plugins
- Enable and configure the plugins of your choice
- .. figure:: img/plugins.png
+ .. figure:: img/plugins_aarch64.png
Allocate nodes to environment and assign functional roles
=========================================================
@@ -490,7 +514,7 @@ 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
@@ -526,8 +550,17 @@ 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 Colorado 1.0 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 must be executed if you are in an environment with
no connection to the Internet. The Fuel server delivers a local repo
@@ -662,6 +695,8 @@ Installation health-check
- Allow tests to run and investigate results where appropriate
+ - Check *Reference 15* for known issues / limitations on AArch64
+
.. figure:: img/health.png
==========
@@ -696,19 +731,19 @@ Fuel
8) `Fuel Installation Guide <http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/userdocs/fuel-install-guide.html>`_: http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/userdocs/fuel-install-guide.html
-9) `Fuel User Guide <http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/userdocs/fuel-user-guide.html>`_: http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/userdocs/fuel-user-guide.html
+9) `Fuel QuickStart Guide <https://docs.mirantis.com/openstack/fuel/fuel-9.0/quickstart-guide.html>`_: https://docs.mirantis.com/openstack/fuel/fuel-9.0/quickstart-guide.html
10) `Fuel Developer Guide <http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/devdocs/develop.html>`_: http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/devdocs/develop.html
11) `Fuel Plugin Developers Guide <http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/plugindocs/fuel-plugin-sdk-guide.html>`_: http://docs.openstack.org/developer/fuel-docs/plugindocs/fuel-plugin-sdk-guide.html
-12) `Fuel OpenStack Hardware Compatibility List <https://www.mirantis.com/products/openstack-drivers-and-plugins/hardware-compatibility-list>`_: https://www.mirantis.com/products/openstack-drivers-and-plugins/hardware-compatibility-list
+12) `(N/A on AArch64) Fuel OpenStack Hardware Compatibility List <https://www.mirantis.com/products/openstack-drivers-and-plugins/hardware-compatibility-list>`_: https://www.mirantis.com/products/openstack-drivers-and-plugins/hardware-compatibility-list
Fuel in OPNFV
=============
-13) `OPNFV Installation instruction for the Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool <http://artifacts.opnfv.org/fuel/colorado/docs/installationprocedure/index.html>`_: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/fuel/colorado/docs/installationprocedure/index.html
+13) `OPNFV Installation instruction for the AArch64 Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool <http://artifacts.opnfv.org/armband/colorado/docs/installationprocedure/index.html>`_: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/armband/colorado/docs/installationprocedure/index.html
-14) `OPNFV Build instruction for the Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool <http://artifacts.opnfv.org/fuel/colorado/docs/buildprocedure/index.html>`_: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/fuel/colorado/docs/buildprocedure/index.html
+14) `OPNFV Build instruction for the AArch64 Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool <http://artifacts.opnfv.org/armband/colorado/docs/buildprocedure/index.html>`_: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/armband/colorado/docs/buildprocedure/index.html
-15) `OPNFV Release Note for the Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool <http://artifacts.opnfv.org/fuel/colorado/docs/releasenotes/index.html>`_: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/fuel/colorado/docs/releasenotes/index.html
+15) `OPNFV Release Note for the AArch64 Colorado release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool <http://artifacts.opnfv.org/armband/colorado/docs/releasenotes/index.html>`_: http://artifacts.opnfv.org/armband/colorado/docs/releasenotes/index.html