I wanted to share some of our next working items and hopefully get more
people on board with the project.
I personally would mentor any new comer that wants to get familiar with the
project and help
with any of these items.
You can also feel free to approach Russell Bryant (email@example.com)
which is heading the OVN-Openstack integration.
We both are usually active on IRC at #openstack-neutron-ovn (freenode) ,
you can drop us a visit if you have any questions.
The Neutron sprint in Fort Collins  has a work item for OVN, hopefully
some work can start
there on some of these items (or others).
Russell Bryant and myself unfortunately won't be there, but feel free to
contact us online or in email.
1. Security Group Implementation
Currently security groups are not being configured to OVN, there is a
about how to model security groups to OVN northbound ACL's. 
I suspect getting this right is not going to be trivial, hopefully i might
be able to also start tackling
this item next week.
2. Provider Network support
Russell sent a design proposal to the ovs-dev mailing list , need to
follow on that
and implement in OVN
3. Tempest configuration
Russell has a patch for that  which needs additional help to make it
*4. Unit Tests / Functional Tests *
We want to start adding more testing to the project in all fronts
5. Integration with OVS-DPDK
OVS-DPDK has a ML2 mechanism driver  to enable userspace DPDK dataplane
we want to try and see how this can combine with OVN mechanism driver
together. (one idea is to
use hierarchical port binding for that)
Need to design and test it and provide additional working items for this
6. L2 Gateway Integration
OVN supports L2 gateway translation between virtual and physical networks.
We want to leverage the current L2-Gateway sub project in stack forge 
and use it
to enable configuration of L2 gateways in OVN.
I have looked briefly at the project and it seems the API's are good, but
implementation relay on RPC and agent implementation (where we would like to
configure it using OVSDB) , so this needs to be sorted and tested.
Another issue is related to OVN it self which doesn't have L2 Gateway
in the Northbound DB (which is the DB that neutron configure) but only has
in the Southbound DB
7. QoS Support
We want to be able to support the new QoS API that is being implemented in
Need to see how we can leverage the work that will implement this for OVS
reference implementation and what additions need to be made for OVN case.
8. L3 Implementation
L3 is not yet implemented in OVN, need to follow up on the design and add
the L3 service plugin
9. VLAN Aware VM's
This is not directly related to OVN, but we need to see that OVN use case
of configuring parent
ports (for the use case of Containers inside a VM) is being addressed, and
if the implementation
is finished, to align the API for OVN as well.
As i mentioned above, if you are interested in working on any of these
items please email me
or Russell back and we can get you started!
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