Continuing our exploration of the recently released OpenDaylight Hydrogen (read the first part of our research here), we would like to share another portion of it. Today we will be speaking about OpenDaylight Virtual Tenant Network (VTN) coordinator, which is “part of the network application, orchestration and services layer… [that] …uses OpenDaylight APIs (REST) to construct the virtual network in ODCs [OpenDaylight controllers]”.
We have noticed that there are several issues with Virtual Tenant Network Coordinator installation on Ubuntu 12.04. Since there isn’t any meaningful guide available yet, we are providing details on its installation from sources. Our work is primarily based on this guide, which is missing several key points specific to Ubuntu 12.04.
Generic utilities for building Virtual Tenant Network coordinator:
sudo apt-get install pkg-config gcc make ant g++ maven git libboost-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev unixodbc-dev
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1 postgresql-client-9.1 postgresql-client-common postgresql-contrib-9.1 odbc-postgresql
git clone https://github.com/json-c/json-c.git cd json-c sh autogen.sh
Minor changes need to be made to build it in this environment. In files test/modules/stub/restjsonutil/json_build_parse.hh and test/modules/stub/restjsonutil/json_type_util.hh
Now build and install it:
./configure make make install sudo cp /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/json-c.pc /usr/share/pkgconfig/
Install gtest-dev library:
sudo apt-get install cmake libgtest-dev cp -R /usr/src/gtest gtest-work cd gtest-work cmake CMakeLists.txt make sudo cp *.a /usr/lib cd .. rm -rf gtest-work
Building the Virtual Tenant Network Coordinator
We are finally ready to build the VTN coordinator:
git clone https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/p/vtn.git cd vtn/coordinator/ mvn -f dist/pom.xml package sudo make install
To be able to run the Virtual Tenant Network Coordinator, we need to install Apache Tomcat:
cd ~ mkdir tomcat cd tomcat wget https://archive.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-7/v7.0.39/bin/apache-tomcat-7.0.39.tar.gz
Configure Tomcat for VTN service:
sudo ln -s /usr/local/vtn/tomcat/webapps/vtn-webapi /usr/share/java/apache-tomcat-7.0.39/webapps/vtn-webapi sudo vi /usr/share/java/apache-tomcat-7.0.39/conf/catalina.properties
common.loader=/usr/local/vtn/tomcat/lib,/usr/local/vtn/tomcat/lib/*.jar shared.loader=/usr/local/vtn/tomcat/shared/lib/*.jar sudo vi /usr/share/java/apache-tomcat-7.0.39/conf/server.xml
Add the following to <Server … </Server>:
<Listener className="org.opendaylight.vtn.tomcat.server.StateListener" />
Set up database. DB configuration script needs to be adjusted to Ubuntu 12.04 environment:
diff db_setup db_setup.org 28d27 < PGINST_LIST="$PGINST_LIST /usr/lib*" 318c317 < [ "$lp64" = "1" ] && for libdir in lib64 lib64/odbc x86_64-linux-gnu/odbc; do --- > [ "$lp64" = "1" ] && for libdir in lib64 lib64/odbc; do
Finally, Virtual Tenant Network Coordinator is ready for use and we can start it:
/usr/local/vtn/bin/vtn_start /usr/share/java/apache-tomcat-7.0.39/bin/catalina.sh start
Make sure that OpenDaylight controller is started with VTN Manger component:
sudo odl-hyd-virt -virt vtn
Simple remote checks to make sure that it’s running (change VTN_COORD_IP to actual value):
curl -X GET -H 'content-type: application/json' -H 'username: admin' -H 'password: adminpass' -H 'ipaddr:VTN_COORD_IP' http://8080/vtn-webapi/api_version.json
In order to terminate the Virtual Tenant Network coordinator:
/usr/share/java/apache-tomcat-7.0.39/bin/catalina.sh stop /usr/local/vtn/bin/vtn_stop
Ubuntu 12.04 version will be supported through April 2017, so the presented solution will remain relevant at least until then. As you probably know, a new version of Ubuntu (14.04) is coming soon, and it is possible that this approach will work on it as well. We will update the post with information on Ubuntu 14.04 as soon as we have it available.
In order to compile and install VTN Coordinator under brand new Ubuntu 14.04, simply follow the instructions provided by the OpenDaylight Wiki page for Ubuntu 13.10. No special tricks required as with Ubuntu 12.04.
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