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From "Sudha Ponnaganti (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-733) BigSwitch network plugin
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:40:12 GMT


Sudha Ponnaganti commented on CLOUDSTACK-733:

Moved to 4.2 Based on Khanzi's comments
-----Original Message-----
From: Kanzhe Jiang [] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 10:09 AM
Cc: Murali Reddy;
Subject: Re: [ACS41][QA] BigSwitch network plugin

The updated patch was not in time for 4.1. The feature wasn't complete in
I will re-submit the patch to master later today.

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM, Sudha Ponnaganti <> wrote:

> Would like to check if anyone is interested to do QA for this feature  
> [1] Big Switch network plugin.
> Before that would like to check with Murali/Khanzi if dev work is 
> complete for this?? Besides description I do not see any other 
> documentation submitted for this like PRD/FS
> [1]

> BigSwitch network plugin
> ------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-733
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Network Controller
>            Reporter: Kanzhe Jiang
>            Assignee: Murali Reddy
>             Fix For: 4.2.0
>   Original Estimate: 360h
>  Remaining Estimate: 360h
> BVS is one of the SDN applications available for the BigSwitch network controller. BVS
application provides network virtualization, manages isolated and virtual networks on top
of the underlying physical and virtual switch infrastructure. These virtual networks correspond
directly to the groups of VMs, servers, and other devices that need their own secure connectivity.
The virtual networks are programmed into the physical and/or virtual switches without having
to separately configure individual network devices.
> The proposed CloudStack networking plugin will bring the OpenFlow-based standard network
virtualization technology to CloudStack.
> There won't be any change to the existing CloudStack workflow. In a typical deployment,
all OpenFlow-enabled physical and virtual switches and other network resources are configured
to be managed by the BigSwitch controller(s). When a guest network is created, the plugin
will create a corresponding virtual network in the BVS  When a guest VM is launched, the VM
is automatically assigned to its configured guest network(s). The BVS application will provide
network isolation and connectivities among VMs.

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