Subordinate charm that deploys the OVN local controller and Open vSwitch
Database and Switch.
The ovn-chassis charm provides the Open Virtual Network (OVN) local controller,
Open vSwitch Database and Switch. It is used in conjunction with the
Open vSwitch bridges for integration, external Layer2 and Layer3 connectivity
is managed by the charm.
On successful deployment the unit will be enlisted as a Chassis in the OVN
The ovn-chassis charm is a subordinate charm. Alternatively, the principle
ovn-dedicated-chassis charm can be used,
resulting in a dedicated software gateway.
Note: The OVN charms are supported starting with OpenStack Train.
OVN makes use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to authenticate and authorize
control plane communication. The charm therefore requires a Certificate
Authority to be present in the model as represented by the
DPDK, SR-IOV and hardware offload support
It is possible to configure chassis to prepare network interface cards (NICs)
for use with DPDK, SR-IOV and hardware offload support.
This charm supports the use of Juju network spaces.
By binding the
ovsdb endpoint you can influence which interface will be used
for communication with the OVN Southbound DB as well as overlay traffic.
juju deploy ovn-chassis --bind "ovsdb=internal-space"
By binding the
data extra-binding you can influence which interface will be
used for overlay traffic.
juju deploy ovn-chassis --bind "data=overlay-space"
Chassis port configuration is composed of a mapping between physical network
names to bridge names (
ovn-bridge-mappings) and individual interface to
bridge names (
bridge-interface-mappings). There must be a match in both
configuration options before the charm will configure bridge and interfaces on
The physical network name can be referenced when the administrator programs the
OVN logical flows, either by talking directly to the Northbound database, or by
interfacing with a Cloud Management System (CMS).
Networks for use with external Layer3 connectivity should have mappings on
chassis located in the vicinity of the datacenter border gateways. Having two
or more chassis with mappings for a Layer3 network will have OVN automatically
configure highly available routers with liveness detection provided by the
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) protocol.
Chassis without direct external mapping to a external Layer3 network will
forward traffic through a tunnel to one of the chassis acting as a gateway for
Note: It is not necessary, nor recommended, to add mapping for external
Layer3 networks to all chassis. Doing so will create a scaling problem at the
physical network layer that needs to be resolved with globally shared Layer2
(does not scale) or tunneling at the top-of-rack switch layer (adds
complexity) and is generally not a recommended configuration.
Networks for use with external Layer2 connectivity should have mappings present
on all chassis with potential to host the consuming payload.
Please report bugs on Launchpad.
For general questions please refer to the OpenStack Charm Guide.
- (string) A space-delimited list of key-value pairs that map a network interface MAC address or name to a local ovs bridge to which it should be connected. Note: MAC addresses of physical interfaces that belong to a bond will be resolved to the bond name and the bond will be added to the ovs bridge. Bridges referenced here must be mentioned in the `ovn-bridge-mappings` configuration option. If a match is found the bridge will be created if it does not already exist, the matched interface will be added to it and the mapping found in `ovn-bridge-mappings` will be added to the local OVSDB under the `external_ids:ovn-bridge-mappings` key in the Open_vSwitch table. An example value mapping two network interface mac address to two ovs bridges would be: br-internet:00:00:5e:00:00:42 br-provider:enp3s0f0 Note: OVN gives you distributed East/West and highly available North/South routing by default. You do not need to add provider networks for use with external Layer3 connectivity to all chassis. Doing so will create a scaling problem at the physical network layer that needs to be resolved with globally shared Layer2 (does not scale) or tunneling at the top-of-rack switch layer (adds complexity) and is generally not a recommended configuration. Add provider networks for use with external Layer3 connectivity to individual chassis located near the datacenter border gateways by adding the MAC address of the physical interfaces of those units.
- (string) Space delimited list of bond:mode:lacp:lacp-time, where the arguments meaning is: . * bond - the bond name. If not specified the configuration applies to all bonds * mode - the bond mode of operation. Possible values are: - active-backup - No load balancing is offered in this mode and only one of the member ports is active/used at a time. - balance-slb - Considered as a static load-balancing mode. Traffic is load balanced between member ports based on the source MAC and VLAN. - balance-tcp - This is the preferred bonding mode. It offers traffic load balancing based on 5-tuple header fields. LACP must be enabled at both endpoints to use this mode. The aggregate link will fall back to default mode (active-passive) in the event of LACP negotiation failure. * lacp - active, passive or off * lacp-time - fast or slow. LACP negotiation time interval - 30 ms or 1 second
- (string) Space-delimited list of bond:port mappings. The DPDK assigned ports will be added to their corresponding bond, which in turn will be put into the bridge as specified in data-port. . This option is supported only when enable-dpdk is true.
- (string) Kernel userspace device driver to use for DPDK devices, valid values include: . vfio-pci uio_pci_generic . Only used when DPDK is enabled.
- (int) Number of cores to allocate to DPDK per NUMA socket in deployed systems. . Only used when DPDK is enabled.
- (int) Amount of hugepage memory in MB to allocate per NUMA socket in deployed systems. . Only used when DPDK is enabled.
- (boolean) Enable DPDK fast userspace networking; this requires use of DPDK supported network interface drivers and must be used in conjunction with the data-port configuration option to configure each bridge with an appropriate DPDK enabled network device.
- (boolean) NOTE: Support for hardware offload in conjunction with OVN is a experimental feature. . Enable support for hardware offload of flows from Open vSwitch to supported network adapters. This feature has only been tested on Mellanox ConnectX 5 adapters. . Enabling this option will make use of the sriov-numvfs option to configure the VF functions of the physical network adapters detected in each unit. . This option must not be enabled with either enable-sriov or enable-dpdk.
- (boolean) Enable SR-IOV NIC agent on deployed units; use with sriov-device-mappings to map SR-IOV devices to underlying provider networks. Enabling this option allows instances to be plugged into directly into SR-IOV VF devices connected to underlying provider networks alongside the default Open vSwitch networking options.
- (string) Package archive source to use for utilities associated with configuring SR-IOV VF's and switchdev mode in Mellanox network adapters. . This PPA can be mirrored for offline deployments.
- (string) A space-delimited list of key-value pairs that map a physical network name to a local ovs bridge that provides connectivity to that network. The physical network name can be referenced when the administrator programs the OVN logical flows either by talking directly to the Northbound database or by interfacing with a Cloud Management System (CMS). Each charm unit will evaluate each key-value pair and determine if the configuration is relevant for the host it is running on based on matches found in the `bridge-interface-mappings` configuration option. If a match is found the bridge will be created if it does not already exist, the matched interface will be added to it and the mapping will be added to the local OVSDB under the `external_ids:ovn-bridge-mappings` key in the Open_vSwitch table. An example value mapping two physical network names to two ovs bridges would be: physnet1:br-internet physnet2:br-provider NOTE: Values in this configuration option will only have effect for units that have a interface referenced in the `bridge-interface-mappings` configuration option.
- (string) Space-delimited list of SR-IOV device mappings with format . <provider>:<interface> . Multiple mappings can be provided, delimited by spaces.
- (string) Number of VF's to configure each PF with; by default, each SR-IOV PF will be configured with the maximum number of VF's it can support. In the case sriov-device-mappings is set, only the devices in the mapping are configured. Either use a single integer to apply the same VF configuration to all detected SR-IOV devices or use a per-device configuration in the following format . <device>:<numvfs> . Multiple devices can be configured by providing multi values delimited by spaces. . NOTE: Changing this value will disrupt networking on all SR-IOV capable interfaces for blanket configuration or listed interfaces when per-device configuration is used.