OpenDaylight OVSDB:Boron Release Notes
- 1 Major Features
- 2 Target Environment
- 3 Known Issues and Limitations
- 4 Changes Since Previous Releases
Boron release is the fifth release of the OVSDB project. Main focus for this release was to provide the features and improvement that is expected from any production level device plugin. Following are the few main feature that OVSDB project delivered in it's Boron release
- Performance and scalability improvements
- Migrated from Config Subsystem to Blueprints. It will help with the upgrade of the plugin from Beryllium to Boron.
- Reconciliation of user stored configuration on switch disconnection or controller reboot.
- Improvement in device connection management
- Docker based integration system environment
- Support for auto attach table and ifindex (Interface table)
- Support for Interface Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD).
- Improvement in OVSDB Qos and Queue support
- Code quality, stability and usability
- Logging improvements
Same as the usual JRE requirements for OpenDaylight (JDK 1.8)
Same as the usual JDK and Maven requirements for OpenDaylight (JDK 1.8, Maven 3.3.9)
Known Issues and Limitations
- Hardware Vtep currently don't support full reconciliation. It only support connection reconciliation only.
- Support for auto attach table is currently experimental.
Changes Since Previous Releases
There is no change in the existing API's from Beryllium release. There are additional APIs added to support new features Auto-Attach : https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/#/c/33860/13/southbound/southbound-api/src/main/yang/ovsdb.yang Ifindex (Interface table) : https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/#/c/39801/10/southbound/southbound-api/src/main/yang/ovsdb.yang Interface BFD : https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/#/c/36062/2/southbound/southbound-api/src/main/yang/ovsdb.yang Qos Improvements : https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/#/c/36772/11/southbound/southbound-api/src/main/yang/ovsdb.yang
Bugs Fixed in this Release
6505 blueprint managed-property is not reading the .cfg file during the reboot. 6472 JsonRpcEndpoint Reaper Thread's daemon property is not set\n 6475 A tons of unnecessary read operations in the switch update processing control flow 6463 Monitoring _version column on the ovsdb table is generating huge updates from switch. 6454 ProcUtils stdout should be grouped together 6332 Conflicting modification for path ... topology-id=ovsdb:1 5951 Termination point config reconciliation 6352 [SR3] RPC timeout in JsonRPCEndpoint is not configurable 6284 Cancelation exceptions 6304 Regression in Connection reconciliation functionality 6185 southbound system tests failing when run with all other compatible OpenDaylight features. 6136 Southbound plugin throws IllegalStateException when add bridge config via POST 6157 potential memory leak in JsonRpcEndpoint 6130 Creates and updates to QoS and Queue entries processed incorrectly 4790 'ifindex' column from Interface table on OVS 5945 OVS and ietf interface holds tunnel information even after ITM is deleted via REST. 5746 Enhance QoS in OVSDB southbound plugin 6103 Cannot create QOS entry when OVS instance is the connection initiator 5178 ovs node removed from operational after partitioned from network and a config is made 5721 br-int not created in clustered setup 5976 thread leak when connecting/disconnecting ovs nodes in a loop 5992 GBP + SFC integration is broken 2714 OVSDB needs to be more proactive in reporting errors with underlying OVS instances 5944 Looping INFO messages for UNSUPPORTED AutoAttach OVS 5885 Updates to OVSDB node fail on passively connected nodes 5769 unable to connect ovs to plugin 5506 OVSDB server doesn't close connection after peer is power down 5479 OVSDB HWVtep Southbound doesn't retry connection 5737 Enable Maven site support 5177 bridge not created if it's configured northbound while ovs node is disconnected 5764 Hwvtep tunnel updates and deletes sporadically fail to reflect in Operational DataStore 5876 Connection listener get notified before SSL handshake is done 5174 Enhancement: Implement AutoAttach Table 5542 Southbound plugin doesn't allow controller initiated re-connection 5809 OVSDB Distribution Test Failures Beryllium SR2 5245 Inconsistent behaviour for sudo ovs-vsctl show 4644 Termination Point (Gre Interface) not getting removed from the switch. 5556 plugin is not able to delete local mcast mac entry from operational ds 5651 southbound-impl failed to find utils.yang-utils in Boron 5221 passive connection not reconnected if ovs service is restarted 4996 Wrong flows when using SFC coexistence 5648 QoS and Queues not removed from operational after delete when using OVS 2.5 docker image 5549 HWVTEP exception when connecting to older devices 5514 Mcast entries not added correctly 5480 ovsdb southbound does not support configuring bfd parameters 5477 CandidateAlreadyRegisteredException in Cluster environment 5392 Configuring HwVTEP Tunnel Table BFD Parameters from northbound is not persisted on the switch 5399 Populating tunnels list in physical switch table is not updating topology operational DS 5008 QoS and Queue fixes for ovsdb southbound
Migration from Previous Releases
OpenStack Network Virtualization (widely known as 'NetVirt') was part of the OVSDB project prior to the Boron release. Given it's wider scope, this functionality was moved to it's own new project (named 'netvirt'). For more details about this migration, please refer to the netvirt projects page.
Compatibility with Previous Releases
Yes, compatible with previous releases.
Deprecated, End of Lifed, and/or Retired Features/APIs
- Old OVSDB QoS and Queue models were deprecated in the Boron release and new models were introduced. This yang file contains details of the deprecated model (look for 'status deprecated') and newly introduced models as well.