Welcome to OpFlex


The OpFlex project seeks to provide reference implementations of the OpFlex protocol, which is a protocol for implementing a distributed control system based on a declarative policy model. In the OpFlex protocol, some number of policy elements locally enforce policy that is provided by a logically centralized policy repository. The protocol represents this policy as a tree of managed objects.

There are three main pieces that we currently provide:

  • libopflex - a library for interacting with managed objects over the opflex protocol, resolving policy and subscribing to updates.
  • genie - a code generation framework for converting a generic model into a model library suitable for use with libopflex
  • agent-ovs - an policy agent that works with OVS to enforce a group-based policy networking model with locally attached virtual machines or containers. The policy agent is designed to work well with orchestration tools like OpenStack.

Project Facts

Project Creation Date: May 2, 2014
Lifecycle State: Incubation
Primary Contact: Tom Flynn <tom.flynn@gmail.com>
Project Lead:  Tom Flynn <tom.flynn@gmail.com>
Mailing List:  opflex-dev@lists.opendaylight.org
    Archives: mailing list archives
Meetings: See Community Meetings 
Repository: git clone https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/opflex
Jenkins: jenkins silo
Gerrit Patches: code patches/reviews


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