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Tuesday, May 19 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
What's Coming for IPv6 and L3 in Neutron

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IPv6 in OpenStack Neutron has made progress enough that the addressing and L2 issues have been resolved.  Neutron still faces a number of issues when it comes to IPv6 and L3.  This talk will discuss these issues and how the Neutron team is addressing them in Kilo and future releases.

Routing IPv6 to and from the cloud requires out-of-band steps including the delegation of real routable IP addresses and completing the route to the Nuetron IPv6 subnet.  We will discuss improvements in Kilo to IP address management that will accomodate IPv6 delegation.  To complete the routing circuit post-Kilo, Neutron will integrate externally using protocols like BGP or IPv6 prefix delegation.

The reference L3 implementation in Kilo makes assumptions that restrict full IPv6 operation such as multiple IP addresses on a port and dual-stack routing.  Enhancements are planned for post-Kilo to address the L3 agent's short-comings.

Finally, we will discuss the inclusion of distributed routing for IPv6 after Kilo

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Carl Baldwin

Senior Engineer II, DigitalOcean
Carl started his career developing electronic design automation software with HP’s microprocessor design projects: PA-RISC and Itanium. Years later, he spent a short time on a few of HP's network attached storage products. The whole time, he felt drawn to computer networking. He... Read More →
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Sean Collins

Senior Software Engineer
Sean Collins is a contributor to OpenStack Neutron, previously led the Neutron IPv6 working group, and also co-organizes the OpenStack Philadelphia user group. Sean began using cloud technologies in order design scientific computation clusters, and later began developing new OpenStack... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 118/119/120

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