Hi Gary, Thanks for sending this out, comments inline.
On 29 June 2014 00:15, Gary Kotton <gkot...@vmware.com> wrote: > Hi, > At the moment there are a number of different BP’s that are proposed to > enable different VMware network management solutions. The following specs > are in review: > > 1. VMware NSX-vSphere plugin: https://review.openstack.org/102720 > 2. Neutron mechanism driver for VMWare vCenter DVS network creation: > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/101124/ > 3. VMware dvSwitch/vSphere API support for Neutron ML2: > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/100810/ > > In addition to this there is also talk about HP proposing some for > of VMware network management. > I believe this is blueprint . This was proposed a while ago, but now it needs to go through the new BP review process.  - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/ovsvapp-esxi-vxlan > Each of the above has specific use case and will enable existing vSphere > users to adopt and make use of Neutron. > > Items #2 and #3 offer a use case where the user is able to leverage and > manage VMware DVS networks. This support will have the following > limitations: > > - Only VLANs are supported (there is no VXLAN support) > - No security groups > - #3 – the spec indicates that it will make use of pyvmomi ( > https://github.com/vmware/pyvmomi). There are a number of disclaimers > here: > - This is currently blocked regarding the integration into the > requirements project (https://review.openstack.org/#/c/69964/) > - The idea was to have oslo.vmware leverage this in the future ( > https://github.com/openstack/oslo.vmware) > > Item #1 will offer support for all of the existing Neutron API’s and there > functionality. This solution will require a additional component called NSX > (https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html). > > It's great to see this breakdown, it's very useful in order to identify the potential gaps and overlaps amongst the various efforts around ESX and Neutron. This will also ensure a path towards a coherent code contribution. It would be great if we could all align our efforts and have some clear > development items for the community. In order to do this I’d like suggest > that we meet to sync and discuss all efforts. Please let me know if the > following sounds ok for an initial meeting to discuss how we can move > forwards: > - Tuesday 15:00 UTC > - IRC channel #openstack-vmware > I am available to join. > > We can discuss the following: > > 1. Different proposals > 2. Combining efforts > 3. Setting a formal time for meetings and follow ups > > Looking forwards to working on this stuff with the community and providing > a gateway to using Neutron and further enabling the adaption of OpenStack. > I think code contribution is only one aspect of this story; my other concern is that from a usability standpoint we would need to provide a clear framework for users to understand what these solutions can do for them and which one to choose. Going forward I think it would be useful if we produced an overarching blueprint that outlines all the ESX options being proposed for OpenStack Networking (and the existing ones, like NSX - formerly known as NVP, or nova-network), their benefits and drawbacks, their technical dependencies, system requirements, API supported etc. so that a user can make an informed decision when looking at ESX deployments in OpenStack. > > Thanks > Gary > > Cheers, Armando > _______________________________________________ > OpenStack-dev mailing list > OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > >
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