The Nuage VSP plugin is the Nuage Networks SDN implementation in CloudStack, which integrates with Release 3.2 of the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform. The plugin can be used by CloudStack to leverage the scalability and rich features of Advanced SDN and to implement:
For more information about Nuage Networks, visit www.nuagenetworks.net.
The following table lists the CloudStack network services provided by the Nuage VSP Plugin.
|Network Service||CloudStack version|
|Virtual Networking||>= 4.5|
|Source NAT||>= 4.5|
|Static NAT||>= 4.5|
|Network ACL||>= 4.5|
|User Data (*)||>= 4.7|
(*) Through the use of VR Provider
Table: Supported Services
The Virtual Networking service was originally called ‘Connectivity’ in CloudStack 4.0
The following hypervisors are supported by the Nuage VSP Plugin.
|VmWare ESXi||>= 4.5|
Table: Supported Hypervisors
Before building and using the Nuage plugin for ACS 4.7, verify that the platform you intend to use is supported.
Only the release notes for Nuage VSP contain the most up-to-date information on supported versions. Please check them to verify that the information below is current.
When configuring Nuage VSP as the network service provider, Nuage VSD must be added as a CSP user, and this user must be added to the CMS group. See Enabling the Service Provider.
The Nuage VSP solution is NOT supported in Basic zone provisioning mode.
Guest Traffic Type
Select Edit on the Guest traffic type panel and update the Traffic Label:
Nuage VSP must be added to ACS as a Network Service Provider before it can be used.
Select Infrastructure > Zone > [zone name] > Physical Network 2 > Configure Network Service Providers > Nuage Vsp > +, which brings up the Add Nuage Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) panel.
Enter the VSD Host Name, Username and Password that was previously created.
Specify the VSD API version by entering the API version in the appropriate field (format:
EITHER Add Nuage VSD and click the OK button,
OR use API calls to configure Nuage VSP as the Network Provider; see Nuage VSD API in the Appendix of the current document.
Go to Infrastructure > Zones > [zone name] > Physical Network 2 > Network Service Providers > Nuage Vsp > Devices > Details tab as shown in the figure “Enabling Nuage VSP” below. This indicates the state of Nuage VSP. Enable Nuage VSP by clicking Enable.
(Optional) View the Nuage VSP status on the list of Network Service Providers on the Infrastructure > Zones > [zone name] > Physical Network 2 > Network Service Providers page;
There are two types of Network Offerings that can be created:
VSP’s CloudStack plugin can be configured to use a VSD template when instantiating domains. The parameters and abstractions contained in the template are reused every time a new domain instance is created in CloudStack, and thus all the constructs defined in the template are available to the domain.
Details of the global variables that have been added to support domain templates are listed below:
|(Type: string) Name of the template to use for creation of domains for isolated networks.|
|(Type: boolean) Name of the template to use for creation of domains for VPC.|
To configure a domain template for use by CloudStack, use VSD to create a domain template, using the global CloudStack parameters listed above.
There will be only a single domain instance for
Networks created in CloudStack will then use domain instances created from the template to which the name points.
To add Nuage VSP as Network Service Provider,
cloudmonkey add networkserviceprovider name=NuageVsp physicalnetworkid=<physicalNetworkId>
cloudmonkey add nuagevspdevice physicalnetworkid=<physicalNetworkId> hostname=<hostnameOfNuageVsp> username=<usernameOfNuageVspUser> password=<passwordOfNuageVspUser> port=<portUsedByNuageVsp> apiversion=<apiVersionOfNuageVsp> retrycount=<nrOfRetriesOnFailure> retryinterval=<intervalBetweenRetries>