Neutron/NEC OpenFlow Plugin
[Deprecation Warning] The current plugin, NEC OpenFlow plugin, is deprecated in OpenStack Liberty release (2015.2). A new driver for NEC NWA (Network Automation) product is coming. Note that the production support will be continued based on the production support policy.
[Note] In Kilo development cycle, Neutron community decides to move vendor specific codes into separate repositories. NEC OpenFlow plugin is now available at https://git.openstack.org/openstack/networking-nec.
- Git: https://github.com/openstack/networking-nec
- Documentation: http://pythonhosted.org/networking-nec/
- Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/networking-nec
- PyPI: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/networking-nec
NEC OpenFlow plugin talks to OpenFlow Controller and each Neutron would be mapped to an virtual layer-2 network slice on an OpenFlow enabled network. The interface between the Neutron plugin and OpenFlow Controller is RESTful API. This API is supported by two implementations: NEC ProgrammableFlow Networking Controller and Trema Sliceable Switch. More detail is available in networking-nec repository.
Using NEC OpenFlow plugin
Note for Juno DevStack users:
- Devstack support of NEC OpenFlow plugin is a part of the official devstack (http://github.com/openstack-dev/devstack) from Grizzly.
- Detail instruction and sample devstack configuration examples (localrc) are available at https://github.com/nec-openstack/devstack-neutron-nec-openflow/wiki .