Mellanox Neutron Plugin
The Openstack Mellanox Neutron plugin supports Mellanox embedded switch functionality as part of the VPI (Ethernet/InfiniBand) HCA. Mellanox Neutron Plugin allows hardware vNICs (based on SR-IOV virtual functions) per each Virtual Machine vNIC to have its unique connectivity, security, and QoS attributes. Hardware vNICs can be mapped to the guest VMs through para-virtualization (using a Tap device), or directly as a Virtual PCI device to the guest, allowing higher performance and advanced features such as RDMA (remote direct memory access).
Hardware-based switching, provides better performance, functionality, and security/isolation for virtual cloud environments. Future versions of the plug-in will include OpenFlow API to control and monitor the embedded switch and vNICs functionality.
This plugin is implemented according to Plugin-Agent pattern.
|Documentation||Neutron Grizzly Documentation|
|Discussion||Mellanox Community Discussions|
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