OpenStack Summit May 2015 Vancouver has ended
Wednesday, May 20 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Tap-as-a-Service (TaaS): Port Monitoring for Neutron Networks

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Tap-as-a-Service (TaaS) is a project developed to introduce the functionality of port mirroring in OpenStack Neutron provisioned networks.  This feature allows tenants and administrators to mirror network traffic (ingress/egress) from neutron ports they have VM’s connected on to a another port. This feature will greatly benefit tenants who want to debug their virtual networks and gain visibility into their VMs by monitoring and analyzing the network traffic associated with them (e.g. IDS).  This feature gains importance as virtual network topologies become more widely used and more complex. The TaaS provides tenants with a powerful tool in datacenters analogous to mirroring traffic on physical networks by enabling port mirroring function on physical Top of Rack Switches, in order to analyze and debug their networks.

In this talk we present and demonstrate a reference implementation of TaaS for Juno release of OpenStack Neutron.  

The Presentation will cover the following topics:

• What is Tap-as-a-service

• Why do we need TaaS in OpenStack neutron - Use Cases.

• API design - Data Model and workflow

• Reference implementation walk through

• Demo of TaaS - A live demo of the service

• Next steps and future enhancements

• Q&A-  and discussion.

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Alan Kavanagh

Expert Cloud System Architect, Ericsson, Ericsson AB
Alan possesses over 15 years R&D experience in the Telecom Networks, Mobile networking and Fixed Broadband network technologies. Alan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 with a double Degree BA, BAI Hons in Computer Engineering and Mathematics and immediately started working... Read More →
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Anil Rao

Sr. Principal Engineer, Gigamon
Anil Rao is a Sr. Principal Engineer at Gigamon, leading research and development activities related to virtual machine traffic monitoring. Previously, he worked at Hewlett Packard, VMware and Ericsson. Some of his past accomplishments include implementing Memory Resource Groups in... Read More →
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Vinay Yadhav

Experienced Researcher, Ericsson
Vinay obtained his Masters in Communication Systems from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden in 2012. Vinay has been hacking in Openstack since 2011 predominantly in Networking for Layer 3 Services developing cutting edge Research and proof of concepts for VPN Access and... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Room 118/119/120

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