Bug 1368043

Summary: [RFE] OVN: IP address management with static MACs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Marcin Mirecki <mmirecki>
Component: openvswitchAssignee: Mark Michelson <mmichels>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: qding
Severity: high Docs Contact: Ioanna Gkioka <igkioka>
Priority: high    
Version: 7.4CC: aloughla, atragler, danken, fleitner, mkalfon, qding, rbryant, rkhan, sukulkar, wchadwic, ylavi
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: FutureFeature
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Fixed In Version: openvswitch-2.6.1-2.git20161206.el7fdb Doc Type: Enhancement
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OVN IP address management support added for static MAC addresses This update adds support for dynamic IP address assignment with user-specified static MAC addresses. As a result, Open Virtual Network (OVN) users can now create configurations with dynamic IP that are associated with static MAC addresses.
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Last Closed: 2018-02-16 16:59:21 UTC Type: Bug
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Bug Blocks: 1366899, 1411730    
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Description Marcin Mirecki 2016-08-18 07:58:05 UTC
The commit message for:
https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/commit/8639f9becd81e4c0c6737a103b748609b411c978
suggests that only dynamic macs will be supported.

For our needs we need support for static MACs.
When a NIC with a static MAC (provided externally) is connected and is marked for IP allocation, the IPAM should allocate an IP address to the NIC.
This will be helpful for any scenario where many VM's with fixed MACs are deployed.

Comment 3 Lance Richardson 2016-09-15 14:32:35 UTC
RFC patch with static MAC support posted here:

    http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/2016-September/079544.html

Comment 5 Lance Richardson 2016-12-06 16:13:20 UTC
It's my understanding that OVS 2.6 (the first release with OVN)
will not be available in the fast datapath beta channel until
February 2017, which would be earliest that this could be included
in a released package.

Comment 6 Russell Bryant 2016-12-06 19:14:10 UTC
(In reply to Lance Richardson from comment #5)
> It's my understanding that OVS 2.6 (the first release with OVN)
> will not be available in the fast datapath beta channel until
> February 2017, which would be earliest that this could be included
> in a released package.

and we need to backport this patch to our OVS 2.6 package.  Lance, that's on your todo list, right?

Comment 7 Lance Richardson 2016-12-06 19:16:51 UTC
(In reply to Russell Bryant from comment #6)
> and we need to backport this patch to our OVS 2.6 package.  Lance, that's on
> your todo list, right?

Correct, that will need to be handled as a downstream backport (one of
several I'll be handling at this point).

Comment 8 Lance Richardson 2016-12-12 16:00:04 UTC
RPMS with changes for this BZ can be found here:
  http://download.eng.bos.redhat.com/brewroot/packages/openvswitch/2.6.1/2.git20161206.el7fdb

Comment 9 Mor 2016-12-13 14:38:15 UTC
Created attachment 1231245 [details]
log files

Comment 10 Lance Richardson 2016-12-13 14:47:16 UTC
(In reply to Mor from comment #9)
> Created attachment 1231245 [details]
> log files

The northd log has:

  2016-12-13T06:23:30.269Z|00002|daemon_unix(monitor)|ERR|1 crashes: pid 26011 died, killed (Segmentation fault), core dumped, restarting

Could you attach a few of the core dump files?

Thanks,

   Lance

Comment 11 Lance Richardson 2016-12-13 14:47:46 UTC
(In reply to Mor from comment #9)
> Created attachment 1231245 [details]
> log files

The northd log has:

  2016-12-13T06:23:30.269Z|00002|daemon_unix(monitor)|ERR|1 crashes: pid 26011 died, killed (Segmentation fault), core dumped, restarting

Could you attach a few of the core dump files?

Thanks,

   Lance

Comment 12 Lance Richardson 2016-12-13 14:47:58 UTC
(In reply to Mor from comment #9)
> Created attachment 1231245 [details]
> log files

The northd log has:

  2016-12-13T06:23:30.269Z|00002|daemon_unix(monitor)|ERR|1 crashes: pid 26011 died, killed (Segmentation fault), core dumped, restarting

Could you attach a few of the core dump files?

Thanks,

   Lance

Comment 13 Mor 2016-12-13 14:52:38 UTC
I was requested to try the RPM's from the brew repository with my test cases.

One of them that checks for IPAM functionality failed. The scenario was:
Start a VM with OVN network that has subnet defined, and try to request for IP address from DHCP.

Test failed at around: 2016-12-13 13:39.

I have attached the logs from the engine and host.

Comment 17 Mor 2017-01-05 12:06:06 UTC
Hi guys,

Quick update on my recent finding: 

Running with the latest version of OVN provider, the process ovn-northd is no longer crashing in the setup.

Thanks!

Comment 19 qding 2017-01-13 08:29:24 UTC
Verified with openvswitch-2.6.1-3.git20161206.el7fdb.x86_64

the command in test is as:
ovn-nbctl lsp-set-addresses $port "$mac dynamic". It assigns only IPv4 address, and Russell Bryant has confirmed this in another separate mail that "I just read the code and it looks like IPAM only supports IPv4.  I've put IPv6 IPAM on our backlog.‚Äč"

beaker job: https://beaker.engineering.redhat.com/jobs/1666684

Comment 21 Flavio Leitner 2018-02-16 16:59:21 UTC
Closing resolved bugs.