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authorGeorg Kunz <>2017-03-06 09:04:24 +0100
committerGeorg Kunz <>2017-03-08 22:22:45 +0000
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Feature description for Gluon scenario
Change-Id: Ib4867b3b9cd47b8e974a6d28f6c4de7b72242ff7 Signed-off-by: Georg Kunz <>
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@@ -16,27 +16,81 @@ Introduction
.. In this section explain the purpose of the scenario and the types of capabilities provided
+This scenario integrates the Gluon framework into the OPNFV platform and makes
+it available for testing and development. Gluon is a model-driven networking
+framework that extends OpenStack Neutron with the ability to generate new
+networking APIs from YAML models. Additionally, Gluon provides a mechanism for
+integrating multiple networking backends (SDN controllers) in parallel.
Scenario components and composition
.. In this section describe the unique components that make up the scenario,
.. what each component provides and why it has been included in order
.. to communicate to the user the capabilities available in this scenario.
+The scenario contains Gluon 1.0.2 which was released in conjunction with
+OpenStack Ocata. However, Gluon 1.0.2 is fully compatible with OpenStack Newton
+which is used in the Danube release of OPNFV and hence also in this scenario.
+The Gluon framework consists of five software components:
+* **Gluon core plugin:** Gluon integrates into OpenStack Neutron as an extended
+ version of the existing ML2 core plugin. It hence runs in the context of the
+ Neutron server process on the OpenStack controller nodes.
+* **Proton server:** The proton server runs one or more Protons which expose
+ service-specific REST APIs. This scenario currently only contains a single
+ Proton, exposing a L3VPN service API.
+* **Proton client:** For every API model, the protonclient tool generates
+ the corresponding command line options for creating, deleting and updating
+ the API objects exposed by a Proton.
+* **etcd:** Gluon and all Protons maintain their state in the distributed
+ key-value store etcd.
+* **Shim layer for OpenDaylight:** This shim layer is notified about changes
+ in the configuration state of a Proton and translates these changes into API
+ calls to the OpenDaylight SDN controller. This scenario contains a shim layer
+ for the L3VPN Proton API.
+In addition to these scenario-specific components, the scenario contains
+OpenStack Newton and OpenDaylight Boron.
Scenario usage overview
.. Provide a brief overview on how to use the scenario and the features available to the
-.. user. This should be an "introduction" to the userguide document, and explicitly link to it,
+.. user. This should be an "introduction" to the user guide document, and explicitly link to it,
.. where the specifics of the features are covered including examples and API's
+The Gluon framework extends existing Neutron functionality by exposing an
+alternative L3VPN API through a corresponding Proton. As a result, the existing
+Neutron functionality remains available as for any other scenario with
+The configuration of the L3VPN service is done throught the RESTful API exposed
+by the L3VPN proton or by means of the protonclient. The high-level workflow
+for configuring the L3VPN service Proton is as follows:
+ i) create a new port
+ ii) create a new vpn object
+ iii) bind the port to the vpn object
+More detailed information can be found in the `Gluon feature guide <../release_userguide/index.html>`_.
Limitations, Issues and Workarounds
.. Explain scenario limitations here, this should be at a design level rather than discussing
.. faults or bugs. If the system design only provide some expected functionality then provide
.. some insight at this point.
+The following limitations apply:
+* The OpenDaylight shim layer currently supports only a single L3VPN.
-For more information on the OPNFV Danube release, please visit
+* The DHCP service is not enabled for VMs connecting to a L3VPN created through
+ Gluon. Hence, VMs need to be configured with static IP addresses.