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Re: [OpenDaylight Discuss] [affinity-dev] [vtn-dev] ODL - Neutron API enhancement to include the southbound driver info
Christopher Price <christopher.price@...>
I will not pretend to be an expert in this area as I have had little time to dig into these projects unfortunately.
My reaction/response is therefore one of practicality.
We are so close to the delivery date it feel unreasonable to integrate these functions for the Hydrogen release.
I suggest we aim at delivering option (a) in the 2014 release. I would also support the Affinity API being exposed in the basic release in 2014 as I see value in a higher level API even in the base release, this would be very useful and interesting to expose to campus and lab environments enabling higher layer app development.
From: Suchi Raman <suchi.raman@...>
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 6:31 AM
To: Anees A Shaikh <aashaikh@...>
Cc: "<discuss@...>" <discuss@...>, "ovsdb-dev@..." <ovsdb-dev@...>, "<affinity-dev@...>" <affinity-dev@...>, "opendove-dev@..." <opendove-dev@...>, Madhu Venguopal <vmadhu@...>, "vtn-dev@..." <vtn-dev@...>
Subject: Re: [OpenDaylight Discuss] [affinity-dev] [ovsdb-dev] [vtn-dev] ODL - Neutron API enhancement to include the southbound driver info
In addition to the basic metadata setting/getting, the affinity engine has a way to set forwarding rules for traffic redirection. This is the feature required for Radware.
We have a couple of options --
(a) Include affinity in the base edition for Hydrogen release, targeted for small scale testing and campus networks. Design integration between Dove/VTN/affinity and deliver for next release.
(b) Limit affinity to basic metadata setting/getting and leave it in the virtualization edition. Postpone Radware integration to next release. Design VTN/Dove affinity integration in next release.
Option (b) is easier and option (a) puts us in better position for next release. This is relatively minor in comparison to the Dove + VTN discussion which is also in this thread.
On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 2:43 AM, Anees A Shaikh <aashaikh@...> wrote:
As we've discussed at some length, Affinity is not in the same category of