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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] A networking plugin to integration with BigSwitch network controller platform
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:53:52 GMT
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Kanzhe Jiang <kanzhe.jiang@bigswitch.com> wrote:
> Hi Chip,
>
> Yes, I will put together a design spec together soon for review.
> I was informed that the code freeze date for the current release is end of
> January, 2013.
> My plan is to submit the plugin some time before the deadline for review so
> the plugin would be available in the coming release.
>
> Thanks,
> Kanzhe
>

OK, thanks for the clarity!

Given your stated goal, I'm going to ask you for a couple of things:

The design doc needs to be a child of this page:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/4.1+Design+Documents

If you can create yourself an account within issues.a.o, and let me
know when you are done, I'll add you as a project contributor.  This
will allow us to assign the new feature issue (and any bugs that we
might find) to you as the process moves forward.

Once you have the jira account, please create a "New Feature" item to
track progress within the CLOUDSTACK project here:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK

We'll also want to discuss testing the new feature.  It's going to
obviously require access to the BVS application.  Are there any
resources that you will be able to share on that front?

Thanks!

> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 6:48 AM, Chip Childers <chip.childers@sungard.com>wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Kanzhe Jiang <kanzhe.jiang@bigswitch.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > Happy New Year to Everyone!
>> > First of all, I am new to the community and very excited to have the
>> > opportunity to work on the project.
>> >
>> > I would like to propose a networking plugin that will support
>> > openflow-based cloud networking solutions through BigSwitch's BVS (Big
>> > Virtual Switch) application.
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > More detailed product description is available on the
>> > website<http://bigswitch.com/products/big-virtual-switch>
>> > .
>> >
>> > Please let me know if you need more information.
>> >
>> > Sincerely,
>> >
>> > --
>> > Kanzhe Jiang
>> > MTS at BigSwitch
>>
>> This looks like a great addition.  Do you have a feel for the timing
>> that you think it will require to get it done?
>>
>> If you can start the process of creating your design document under
>> the "Design Documents Not Committed to a Release" page (
>>
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Design+Documents+Not+Committed+to+a+Release
>> ), we can help work through any design issues and help get a plan in
>> place to include it in the appropriate feature release.
>>
>> -chip
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Kanzhe Jiang
> MTS at BigSwitch

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