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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Cloudstack network-element plugin(ver 4.2) to orchestrate Juniper's switches
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:44:19 GMT
Hi Pradeep,
Take a look at this:
Feature freeze for 4.4 is targeted for end of February. So, now would be
the ideal time to propose this feature to the community.
See for how to go about this.

On 12/5/13 2:03 AM, "Pradeep Cloudstack" <>

>Hi Chiradeep Vittal,
>can this be considered for 4.4 ?
>On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:33 PM, Chiradeep Vittal
><> wrote:
>I think this is a great idea. However 4.2 is closed for new features (as
>also 4.3). 
>On 12/2/13 3:23 AM, "Pradeep Cloudstack" <>
>>my name is Pradeep HK and I am from Juniper Networks, Bangalore.
>>I am leading an effort to implement Cloudstack(based on 4.2)
>>network-element plugin to orchestrate Juniper's switches.
>>As a first-cut, we are focussing on L2 services and we have written a
>>NetworkGuru. As part of it's implement() method we will:
>>(1)Create the required logical interfaces on the Juniper switches
>>(2)Create the required VLANs on the Juniper switches (EX,QFX).
>>(3)Configure VLAN membership on the interfaces
>>Our customers need this plugin in Cloudstack deployments to automatically
>>orchestrate the Juniper switches to create Virtual Networks.
>>Without this plugin, there will be a manual intervention needed to
>>configure the switches (after figuring out the
>>current configuration of the switch).
>>We have a Network Management Platform (called JUNOS SPACE) which is
>>heavily used by customers to orchestrate  Juniper's  networking devices.
>>It also exposes REST-ful APIs for integration with 3rdParty tools.
>>The proposed Juniper's Cloudstack network-element plugin leverages these
>>REST-ful APIs to appropriately orchestrate Juniper's switches to
>>create Virtual Networks
>>In that direction, I need:
>>(1)Your comments/suggestions
>>(2)For existing deployments of Cloudstack, is there a standard means to
>>deploy the Plugin ?

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