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From Nux! <...@li.nux.ro>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Replacing the VR
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:22:46 GMT
Hi,

I like the idea.

Cloudrouter looks really promising, I'm not too keen on VyOS (it doesn't have a proper http
api etc).

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Nux!
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Will Stevens" <williamstevens@gmail.com>
> To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> Sent: Monday, 12 September, 2016 21:20:11
> Subject: [DISCUSS] Replacing the VR

> *Disclaimer:* This is a thought experiment and should be treated as such.
> Please weigh in with the good and bad of this idea...
> 
> A couple of us have been discussing the idea of potentially replacing the
> ACS VR with the VyOS [1] (Open Source Vyatta VM).  There may be a license
> issue because I think it is licensed under GPL, but for the sake of
> discussion, let's assume we can overcome any license issues.
> 
> I have spent some time recently with the VyOS and I have to admit, I was
> pretty impressed.  It is simple and intuitive and it gives you a lot more
> options for auditing the configuration etc...
> 
> Items of potential interest:
> - Clean up our current VR script spaghetti to a simpler more auditable
> configuration workflow.
> - Gives a cleaner path for IPv6 support.
> - Handles VPN configuration via the same configuration interface.
> - Support for OSPF & BGP.
> - VPN support through OpenVPN & StrongSwan.
> - Easily supports HA (redundant routers) through VRRP.
> - VXLAN support.
> - Transaction based changes to the VR with rollback on error.
> 
> Items that could be difficult to solve:
> - Userdata password reset workflow and implementation.
> - Upgrade process.
> 
> The VyOS is not the only option if we were to consider this approach.
> Another option, which I don't know as well, would be CloudRouter (AGPL
> license) [2] which is purely API driven.
> 
> Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts...
> 
> Will
> 
> [1] https://vyos.io/
> [2] https://cloudrouter.org/

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