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From Koushik Das <koushik....@citrix.com>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Integrate Cisco ASA 1000v into CloudStack
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:38:01 GMT
Updated the FS with API, Db changes and current deployment limitations. Also updated the UI
section as to what all needs to be added.

Chiradeep,
I looked at the option of spinning up templates from ovf template but didn't find a way (was
looking for some samples) to pass custom parameters like vnmc  ip, password etc. while creating
VM instance. So for now the ASA instance creation is a manual step similar to VNMC appliance.
In case there is a way out, the auto-creation can be done as a future enhancement.

Thanks,
Koushik

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chiradeep Vittal [mailto:Chiradeep.Vittal@citrix.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 1:39 AM
> To: CloudStack DeveloperList
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Integrate Cisco ASA 1000v into CloudStack
> 
> Thanks for the FS updates.
> Good progress.
> I had forgotten about registering the ASA 1000v with VNMC < that makes it
> harder to spin these appliances up/down. However we can plan to login via
> the CLI just for this step.
> 
> I believe it is better to use a pre-setup pool of ASA appliances. Let's say we
> start with N appliances (created via an admin API call to CloudStack).
> createASA1000vPool(ovf template id, zone, vnmc ip, N, increment,
> threshold) Then as the capacity reaches threshold%, the pool capacity is
> incremented by increment% asynchronously.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 1/21/13 12:46 AM, "Koushik Das" <koushik.das@citrix.com> wrote:
> 
> >Thanks Chiradeep for explaining the vnmc/asa integration stuff that you
> >are working on and listing down all the use cases.
> >
> >Manan,
> >CLOUDSTACK-742 is covered as part of Chiradeep's work (refer use cases
> >#1 and #2 from the doc).
> >
> >-Koushik
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Chiradeep Vittal [mailto:Chiradeep.Vittal@citrix.com]
> >Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:30 AM
> >To: CloudStack DeveloperList
> >Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Integrate Cisco ASA 1000v into CloudStack
> >
> >Take a look here:
> >https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Cisco+VNMC+i
> nteg
> >rat
> >i
> >on
> >
> >
> >This is something I had been prototyping without any real enthusiasm.
> >
> >There's 3 ways to control the ASA1000v:
> >1. By logging in via the CLI. Strongly against this.
> >2. By using VNMC
> >3. Via Cisco's Network Services Manager (NSM)[1]
> >
> >The NSM is comprehensive, covers a large range of physical and virtual
> >devices and has an easy northbound API. This would be my preferred
> >solution.
> >
> >However as of now (NSM v5.0.2), the ASA1000v  is not supported.
> >It may also be the case that using VNMC may be a cheaper (albeit less
> >supported) option
> >
> >[1] http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11636/index.html
> >
> >On 1/17/13 9:26 PM, "Koushik Das" <koushik.das@citrix.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Manan,
> >>Can you answer the questions that Chiradeep has raised?
> >>
> >>Chiradeep,
> >>I saw that you have started working on asa/vnmc here
> >>(https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-cloudstack/repo?p=i
> >>n
> >>cub
> >>ator-cloudstack.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/cisco-vnmc-api-integration).
> >>I would like to understand the functionalities that you are planning
> >>to cover and what is the overlap between your work and the feature
> >>that Manan has proposed (supporting asa1000v as an external firewall).
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Koushik
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Alex Huang [mailto:Alex.Huang@citrix.com]
> >>> Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 2:18 AM
> >>> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >>> Subject: RE: [DISCUSS] Integrate Cisco ASA 1000v into CloudStack
> >>>
> >>> Manan,
> >>>
> >>> Can you address the issues that Chiradeep has brought up?  I think
> >>>for a  requirements discussion it is just as important to indicate
> >>>what we will not do  or what is considered a feature of a later
> >>>release.
> >>>
> >>> --Alex
> >>>
> >>> > -----Original Message-----
> >>> > From: Chiradeep Vittal [mailto:Chiradeep.Vittal@citrix.com]
> >>> > Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 6:16 PM
> >>> > To: CloudStack DeveloperList
> >>> > Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Integrate Cisco ASA 1000v into CloudStack
> >>> >
> >>> > There cannot be feature parity since the ASA1000v is only
> >>> > supported on VMWare.
> >>> >
> >>> > Should the ASA1000v be created on demand, or do we expect the
> >>> > admin to provision a pool of virtual ASAs?
> >>> >
> >>> > Should we support VXLAN as the isolation technology or VLANs?
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > On 1/3/13 5:08 PM, "Manan Shah" <manan.shah@citrix.com> wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> > >Hi,
> >>> > >
> >>> > >I would like to propose a new feature for integrating Cisco ASA
> >>> > >1000v in CS 4.1. I have created a JIRA ticket and provided the
> >>> > >requirements at the following location.  Please provide feedback
> >>> > >on the
> >>>requirements.
> >>> > >
> >>> > >JIRA Ticket: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-742
> >>> > >Requirements:
> >>> >
> >>>
> >https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Integrate+Ci
> >>> >s
> >>> >c
> >>> > >o
> >>> > +ASA
> >>> > >+
> >>> > >1000v+as+a+FW+for+CloudStack
> >>> > >
> >>> > >Additional details would be provided in the FS.
> >>> > >
> >>> > >Regards,
> >>> > >Manan Shah
> >>> > >
> >>
> >


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