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  • Weekly on-demand on Tuesdays at 1600 UTC
  • IRC channel: #openstack-meeting-3
  • Chair: pc_m (Paul Michali)

If you want to hold a meeting. Update this wiki page with agenda modifications, date of meeting desired, date of update, and then post a notice on the openstack-dev mailing list, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. We have reserved this (new) channel on the IRC for the time/day of week.

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.

Logs and Minutes

Meetings, with their notes and logs, will be found under http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/vpnaas/


Updated Oct 5th, 2015

  • Local multiple subnet


  • Endpoint group server and client code is upstreamed.
  • Devstack plugin for neutronclient commit to make voting.
  • Multiple local subnet feature and CLI pushed for review.

Multiple Local Subnets

Server changes (#link https://review.openstack.org/#/c/230164) and Neutron client (#link https://review.openstack.org/#/c/231133) are out for review. Please look them over.

Will work on follow-up commits for functional tests, API documentation, and additional validation.

DevRef: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/191944

Bugs under Review

Current bugs: VPN bugs

Current reviews: VPNaaS reviews

Open Discussion

Bucket List

Here is a list of features/fixes/enhancements that could be done for VPNaaS, with a subjective assessment of the importance of each:

Very Important

  • Certificate support for IPSec (Barbican - see what LBaaS did to use certificate). - RFE created. VPNaaS isn't practical for production use with pre-shared keys, IMHO.
  • Removing direct dependency on Neutron, causing breakages occasionally (neutron-lib).


  • Complete python34 support for test (see tox.ini for disabled tests).
  • Grenade work to support Advanced Services, so that plugin can be activated (partial implementation).
  • User documentation for Networking Guide for VPNaaS. (including limitations/restrictions)
  • Documentation on how to use StrongSwan
  • Documentation on the differences between StrongSwan and OpenSwan (and any limitations/restrictions of each - e.g. mixing IPv4/v6)

Nice to Have

  • Check when removing/changing GW I/F that is not used by VPNaaS (may be bug for this).
  • Improve coverage in UTs.
    • Checking various sync() cases: router w/o VPN running on it any more; router with VPN running, but no longer a service configured; process running VPN, but no longer VPN configured.
    • Verification of reported status for various cases: connections (active, down, pending create), service (created, deleted, admin down).
  • Refactor the rest of the database tests and remove round trip test cases once similar tests in place.
  • Need more functional tests for OpenSwan device driver (and StrongSwan driver). Identify what's needed (MTU check, connection delete, admin up/down?, non-default configs [API or unit?], IPv6).
  • Refactor duplication out of device driver code (OpenSwan, StrongSwan, Cisco, Vyatta)
  • The OpenSwan class should be separated from the ABC definition, and placed into a new module.
  • Remove /n from execute method in utils.py so that duplicate code can be removed in VPN drivers.
  • Developer Reference Documentation needed.
  • Migrate to using neutronclient extension for VPN (and create job).
  • StrongSwan execute_with_mount() to allow configurable rootwrap config file (hard coded currently).

Pie in the Sky Items

  • Explore leveraging off of endpoint group mechanism for other VPN flavors.
  • Drivers for other VPN types (e.g. something similar to AWS DirectConnect and Azure ExpressRoute) DMVPN, SSLVPN?

Interested People

List of people w/IRC that are interested in participating (coding, reviewing, testing, and/or documenting):

  • Paul Michali (pc_m)
  • Sridhar Ramaswamy (sridha_ram)
  • Al Miller (ajmiller)
  • Victor Howard (vichoward)


VPNaaS Team Charter

Meeting Commands

/join #openstack-meeting-3
#startmeeting vpnaas
#topic Announcements