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Re: NEuca Extentions for OpenStack



Thanks for that link.  It does seem that might be able to use the Quantum API.   I will check it out and try to join their group.


On Feb 8, 2012, at 11:39 AM, Debo Dutta (dedutta) wrote:

Have you guys looked at Quantum? Can the neuca model be adapted to use the quantum APIs? http://wiki.openstack.org/Quantum

>From a very high level, your neuca patches are bringing up VMs on a specific VLAN.
eth1=vlan:eth0:20: ; eth1 attaches to eth0.20 on host and has IP
eth2=vlan:eth0:19: ; eth2 attaches to eth0.19 on host and has IP

In quantum, the *network* is the primary abstraction and can be implemented using VLANs or tunnels etc. We can create separate networks and bring up VMs on specified networks.


From: openstack-bounces+dedutta=cisco.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:openstack-bounces+dedutta=cisco.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:openstack-bounces+dedutta=cisco.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Ruth
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 8:28 AM
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Cc: Ilia Baldine
Subject: [Openstack] NEuca Extentions for OpenStack

We work on the Open Resource Control Architecture (ORCA) project at RENCI UNC-Chapel Hill in collaboration with Duke University.     ORCA  is a control framework for provisioning virtual networked systems over heterogenous resources from substrates distributed across administrative domains.   A simpler, but incomplete description is that ORCA provisions virtual environments of virtual and physical machines federated from multiple cloud sites with bandwidth provisioned network that connect them.   It does this on demand, in response to the current needs of the users.  ORCA is a long-term NSF GENI sponsored project that has been in development for nearly a decade.

ORCA itself does not depend on any specific cloud virtualization stack and we have primarily been using Eucalyptus.   Recently we have added OpenStack support.  We like a lot of the features of OpenStack and will be primarily be using OpenStack going forward.  However, ORCA requires modifications to the network functionality of both Eucalyptus and OpenStack.   We call this modification Neuca and it has been incorporated into the main Eucalyptus release for about a year.

I am contacting this list because I would like work on getting Necua extensions included into OpenStack.  I am hoping that this message will find the appropriate people.

More information about ORCA, NEuca, and RENCI can be found at the following urls:

Paul Ruth
Senior Distributed Systems Resercher
RENCI - UNC Chapel Hill