3 Networking CloudStack Developer Day

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3 Networking CloudStack Developer Day

By Alex Huang
Architect, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems Inc.

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3 Networking CloudStack Developer Day

  1. 1. CloudStack Networking Alex Huang November 5 2012
  2. 2. Outline• Design Goals• CloudStack Terminology• Architectural Model• Networking APIs
  3. 3. Design Goals• Enable networking partners to innovate and differentiate.• Give control and choice to the cloud operator.• Simplify presentation to the end user.• Enable developers to concentrate on innovation.
  4. 4. Explosion of Network Features• L2 – Physical, VLAN, L3 (anti-spoof), Overlay[GRE], SDN. – QoS, traffic monitoring, broadcast & multicast.• L3 – IPAM [DHCP], Public IP address management, Gateway, VPN, Firewall, Static NAT, Source NAT, Site-to-Site VPN, L3 ACLs• L4 – Security groups for L3-isolation, Stateful firewall for TCP, UDP and ICMP, Port forwarding• L7 – Loadbalancing, User-data, Password Change• More will come – Key is CloudStack must not control innovation.
  5. 5. Enabling Innovation• CloudStack must not define the innovation. – Partners define their own APIs. – Partners and CloudStack can work together on unified APIs through design process on Apache.• Differentiate between orchestration and provisioning. – CloudStack only orchestrates. – Provisioning is always pushed to the partner.• Clearly defined data center abstraction layer. – Changes in this layer are broadcasted to partners.• Utilize CloudStack’s orchestration to deploy and auto- scale partners’ technologies.
  6. 6. CloudStack Terminology (End User)• Network – A single concept to encapsulate multiple network technologies to simplify representation to the end user. – One Network to rule them all, One Network to define them, One Network to bring them all and in the cloud bind them. – Each Network always carries its Network Traffic Type. – CloudStack DOESN’T understand how to provision this conceptual network on to the physical network.• NetworkService – L2-L7 network services that partners have written to operate within a Network. – Currently defined: Load Balancing, Port Forwarding, Firewall, Gateway, DNS, DHCP, Static NAT, VPN, Source NAT, User Data.• NetworkOffering – A packaging of the NetworkServices provided to the end user on a particular Network. – NetworkOfferings are put together by cloud operator.
  7. 7. CloudStack Terminology (Operator)• Network Traffic Type – Traffic types are mapped to the underlying physical network by the cloud operator. – Traffic type is not the same as network (Guest traffic type can actually be carried on multiple networks) – Currently defined: Public, Guest, Storage (Backup really), Management• NetworkServiceProvider – Plugin that understands how to provide one or more NetworkServices by using VPX or physical resource.• PhysicalNetwork – Actual wiring of the data center.
  8. 8. CloudStack Terminology (Partner)• NetworkGuru – Plugin that understands the network isolation technology, mac addressing scheme, and IP addressing scheme deployed and how to map Network Traffic Types to the underlying physical network. – CloudStack passes Network to NetworkGuru to “implement” before the network is needed by a virtual machine. – CloudStack asks the NetworkGuru to issue ip, mac, and isolation to a virtual machine before it starts. – CloudStack informs the NetworkGuru when a virtual machine stops so it can collect resources. – When all virtual machines in a Network are stopped, CloudStack garbage-collects the Network by asking the NetworkGuru to shutdown the network. – CloudStack provides a default implementation for VLAN based isolation technology.• NetworkElement – Interface that specifies the events CloudStack signals to the NetworkServiceProviders when a Network needs to be “implemented” and shutdown and when a virtual machine joins and leaves a Network.
  9. 9. “Architect” Model• The builder offers multiple blueprints for the owner to build the house.• Owner chooses on a blueprint and then adds on with additional enhancements such as hardwood floors, granite counter tops, etc.• General contractor builds to the blueprint by orchestrating between different sub- contractors to build different parts of the blueprint.• There are two general category of contractors. – Rough-in sub-contractors who take care of plumbing, electricity, framing, foundation. – Finish sub-contractors who put in flooring, kitchen cabinets etc.• Each sub-contractor is responsible for only their work but looks over the entire blueprint to make sure their work can actually be done. – E.g. A lighting plan may conflict or needs to change depending on the framing plan.• General contractor is responsible for sequencing the sub-contractors to make sure everything the sub-contractor is dependent on is ready when the sub-contractor arrives to do his work.• Every change requires a the blueprint to be republished so every sub-contractor can make their appropriate changes.
  10. 10. ComparisonBuilding a house Building a network• Owner • End user• Builder • Cloud Operator• General Contractor • CloudStack Orchestration• Rough-in Sub-Contractors • NetworkGurus• Finish Sub-Contractors • NetworkServiceProviders• Blueprint • Network• Cabinets, Flooring, Counter • NetworkServices Tops, etc
  11. 11. Architectural Principles• CloudStack clearly defines the difference between orchestration and provisioning. – Orchestration the ordering of what needs to happen in CloudStack’s abstraction layer. – Provisioning is the actual work performed at the resource.• CloudStack clearly defines the difference between network definition and network services. – Network definition is handled by NetworkGuru. – Network services is handled by NetworkServiceProvider.• CloudStack broadcasts changes in the network every time NetworkServices and virtual machines changes in the Network.• CloudStack allows the Cloud Operator to setup the appropriate mappings between virtual concepts such as Network and Network Traffic Type to the underlying physical network.
  12. 12. Sequence Flow for VM Creation Kernel End User Security User VM VirtualMac Network Storage Network Job Rest API Checkers Mgr hine Mgr Mgr Mgr Guru Scheduling Deploy VM ACL Checks Allocate Entity in CS Allocate VM Allocate NIC Allocate IP Allocate Volume Schedules Deploy Job Returns with job id, VM id Query Job ResultReturns with job status
  13. 13. Sequence Flow for VM Creation Deploymen Server User VM VirtualMac Network Storage Network Network Template tJob Threads Services API Resources Mgr hine Mgr Mgr Mgr Guru Element Mgr Planner Start VM Start User VM Start VM Get a Deployment Plan (Host and StoragePool) Prepare Nics Reserve resources for Nic Notify that Nic is about to be started in network Agent Calls Prepare Volumes Prepare template on Primary Storage Agent Calls Agent Start VM Call Stores job result
  14. 14. CloudStack User APIs [sample]• Networks (L2) – createNetwork [requires network offering id], – deleteNetwork (A), listNetworks, – restartNetwork (A): restarts all devices (if allowed) supporting the network and re-applies configuration – updateNetwork: update network offering and restart network
  15. 15. Restarting and Cleaning Up a Guest Network• Restarting the network will simply resend all the LB, Firewall and Port-Forwarding rules to the network provider• Restarting the Network with “Clean up”: • restarting network elements - virtual routers, DHCP servers • If virtual router is used, it will be destroyed and recreated • Reapplying all public IPs to the network provider • Reapplying load-Balancing/Port- Forwarding/Firewall rules
  16. 16. Deleting a Guest Network• An Isolated Guest Network can only be deleted if no VMs are using these network (e.g. Completely destroyed and expunged)• Deleting a Network will Destroy the Virtual Router (if used) and will release the Public IPs back to the IP Pool
  17. 17. Extending CloudStack Networking 2. prepare (Network, Nic, DeployDestination, VmInfo) 1. prepare (part of start vm) Network Network Element PluggableService Manager Needs to be added as of 5/2/2012 Device Configuration MyDnsDeviceSer Admin API (CRUD) DnsService vice 3. addDnsRecord(ip, fqdn)Demonstrates one way to MyDnsDeviceMa MySQL MyDnsElementinform an external DNS nagerserver when an instancestarts. AgentManag 4.Enqueue AddDnsRecord er QueueClasses shaded blue form aplugin / service bundle tointegrate an external DNS MyDnsDeviceResserver. Clients of the ourceinstance can then use DNSnames to access the 5.API call to Dns Deviceinstance.

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