SDN manager is an OnApp Control Panel entity, used to manage the SDN infrastructure using API calls for the ODL controller. SDN manager connection options define the way SDN Nodes will be connected to the ODL controller. You can create, edit, and delete SDN manager.

Before you start working with SDN manager, make sure your ODL controller is installed and properly configured:

  • OnApp is compatible with OpenDaylight 14.0.0 Silicon version
  • ODL controller should be accessible from the Control Panel with SDN manager host:port and from compute resources with selected connection options (tcp:ip_address:port)


View SDN Manager

To view SDN manager on your system:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin Settings menu.

  2. Click the SDN Management icon.

Currently, only one SDN manager per cloud is available.

3. Click the label of an SDN manager to view its details:

    • Label - the name of the SDN manager 
    • Host - the hostname or IP address of the ODL controller 
    • Type - the type of the manager. Currently, manual type is available.
    • Nodes Connection Options - how OpenVSwitch will be connected to SDN manager using the format: protocol:IP:port. Currently, the TCP protocol is available as a connection option.



Create SDN Manager

To add SDN manager:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu.

  2. Click SDN Management and go to the Opendaylight (KVM) tab.

  3. Click the Add Manual Manager button.
  4. On the screen that follows, fill in the following details:
    • Label - the name of the SDN manager

    • Host - the hostname or IP address of the ODL controller 

    • Port -  specify the port to connect to the ODL controller (e.g. 9090, 8080)

    • Login - provide user login name to login into ODL controller 

    • Password - specify user password and confirm it

  5. Click the Submit button to save the changes.



Edit SDN Manager

Before editing an SDN manager, make sure the connection with ODL controller can be established. For that, click Check connection at the right bottom corner of the screen.

To edit an SDN manager:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu.

  2. Click SDN Management and go to the Opendaylight (KVM) tab.

  3. Click the Actions button next to the SDN manager and then click Edit.

  4. On the screen that follows, change details as required:

    • Label - the name of the SDN manager

    • Host - the hostname or IP address of the ODL controller 

    • Port -  specify the port to connect to the ODL controller (e.g. 9090, 8080)

    • Login - provide user login name to log in to ODL controller 

    • Password - specify user password and confirm it

  5. Click the Submit button to save your changes.


Delete SDN Manager

To delete an SDN manager:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu.

  2. Click SDN Management and go to the Opendaylight (KVM) tab.

  3. Click the Actions button next to the SDN manager you want to delete and then click Delete.

Note that you cannot delete SDN manager if it has any nodes assigned.


Connection Options

At OnApp, OpenSwitch instances installed on compute resources are connected to ODL controller using different connection options. SDN manager contains a list of accepted TCP connection options that you can use.

Add Connection Options

To add a new connection option:

  • Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings > SDN Management > Opendaylight (KVM) tab.

  • Click the Actions button next to the necessary SDN manager and select Connection Options.

  • Insert the new connection option using one of the formats:

    • tcp:ipv4_address:port
      OR

    • tcp:[ipv6_address]:port 

      6640 is the default port for OVSDB

  • Click the "+" button.

OpenDayLight has a current limitation of 50 ports. If you plan to use more, please contact support or your account manager.

Delete Connection Options

To delete a connection option:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings > SDN Management > Opendaylight (KVM) tab.

  2. Click the Actions button next to the SDN manager and select Connection Options.

  3. Click Delete next to the connection option you want to remove.


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