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Wednesday, May 20 • 4:30pm - 5:10pm
Bringing provider networks into OpenStack using L2 gateway

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Cloud computing technologies like Neutron have made overlay networking a solution for multi-tenant environments: workloads, themselves virtualized, are interconnected through isolated logical networks that are layered on top of the physical networking. However, in typical data centers, not every machine is virtualized: "bare metal" servers are still common, as they run software that is not easily virtualized, or because of performance concerns.

A solution to this problem is to develop gateway capabilities that allow physical devices to be connected to virtual networks, for instance, gateways that bridge between the virtual overlay networks like VXLAN, and physical networks like VLAN, to make them look like a single L2 broadcast domain. These gateways can be software appliances that run on standard x86 hardware and contain an instance of Open vSwitch, or a class of emerging hardware switches that have the ability to terminate VXLAN tunnels, by leveraging OVSDB hardware VTEP schema.

In this talk, we are going present an API proposal describing how the afore-mentioned use case is being tackled. We will describe the requirements that lead to this API definition and how extensibility has been factored in the design, to allow for change; we will highlight the issues faced in bringing this feature to the OpenStack community and how we addressed cross-project dependencies. Finally, we will show a PoC in action, and glimpse in to the roadmap of this effort.



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Maruti Kamat

Technology Expert, HP
Maruti has been with Hewlett-Packard Development Company for last 12 years, primarily in networking for last 6 years, and working in OpenStack Neutron and network virtualization for last 2 years. In the past, Maruti has also worked in RDBMS database engine development, disaster recovery... Read More →
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Sukhdev Kapur

SDN Engineering, Arista Networks
Sukhdev Kapur is part of SDN Engineering team at Arista Networks - pioneer of software driven cloud networking. He has been actively contributing to the development of Neutron. Sukhdev is a networking veteran with over 20 years experience in highly available distributed systems, cloud... Read More →

Selvakumar S

Software Engineer Specialist
I have a total experience of 9 years in the software industry. I have been with Hewlett-Packard Development Company for last 2 years, primarily in networking, and in OpenStack Neutron for last 2 years.  
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Isaku Yamahata

Software engineer, Intel
Isaku Yamahata is a Software architect in the Open Source Technology Center, Intel. His main focus is virtualization technology, network virtualization as Software Defined Networking for multiple years. Isaku is an active on Graphene LibOS and OpenStack Neutron (networking) and has... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 4:30pm - 5:10pm PDT
Room 118/119/120

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