Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of ORCA-BEN-GEC14-SR

10/11/12 13:14:15 (9 years ago)
Ilia Baldine




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    55I. Major accomplishments
    7 Created [ Camano-3.1-extended release] with more robust topology embedding, !OpenFlow and better GENI AM API v2 compliance. In a separate branch of code tested a prototype libABAC integration with ORCA. Deployed 3.1-extended with the first two ExoGENI racks. Ran an experimenter tutorial at GEC13 on ExoGENI racks and existing Duke, RENCI, UNC and UH ORCA installations.
     7Continued to improve Camano-3.1-extended release that is in operation on ExoGENI racks.
    9 A. Milestones achieved
     9 At the same time development continued on [ Dungeness-4.0 ORCA], with a significant refactoring of the management interface API to the ORCA actors. The web portal that was used by operators to manage ORCA actor (AM, SM, Broker) states has been removed and replaced with a secure remote API. Development has begun on a shell app (called [ Pequod] ) that would use this API in order to manage many actors at once, thus removing the portal scalability constraint.
    11 The Camano-3.1-extended is an intermediate release with topology embedding, GENI AM API and other functions overlayed on top of an older 3.X ORCA code base. Development of a drastically re-factored ORCA 4.0 codebase is also ongoing, with features from 3.1-extended due to be ported to the 4.0 codebase before GEC14. These activities count towards partial fulfillment of ORCAAUG: S4.d ORCA Dungeness 4.0 code release and documentation milestone.
     11Continued libABAC integration, which is expected to be used for ORCA authorization in Dungeness-4.0, once it is rolled out on ExoGENI racks in early 2013.
    13 B. Deliverables made
     13A. Deliverables made
    1515ORCA Camano-3.1-extended code is available to other ORCA adopters. The code has been deployed into existing infrastructure and the new ExoGENI racks at RENCI and BBN.
    1919A. Activities and findings
    21  * Refactored topology embedding code to open for future features (like dynamic stitching of elastic slices) and to be more robust. It is deployed and also ready for integration with 4.0 codebase.
    22  * Support for !OpenFlow was added both as an experimenter mechanism ('please create a vlan-based slice and attach it to my external OF controller') as well as internally in Orca to create VLAN-based slices (without exposing !OpenFlow to the experimenters)
    23  * Initial ABAC integration based on Camano-3.1 codebase was finished. It awaits integration into 4.0 codebase.
    24  * NDL-OWL -> RSpec ad conversion was implemented to create a more compliant GENI AM API v2 implementation. The existing API implementation was also refined to match the specification wherever possible.
    25  * As part of another project (NSF-funded SDCI), Orca was ported to run on top of !OpenStack with [ NEuca extensions] and the new configuration of compute substrate (using !OpenStack) was deployed in the new racks.
     21 * Many stability improvements to Camano-3.1-extended as part of ExoGENI acceptance tests
     22   * Particularly with the OpenStack (Diablo) interface
     23 * Additional RSpec subschemas supported in GENI AM API
     24   * Post-boot scripts
     25   * Slice/sliver info
     26   * Many adjustments to improve compliance with RSpec conventions
    2728B. Project participants
    3435C. Publications (individual and organizational)
     37 * "ExoGENI: A Multi-Domain Infrastructure-as-a-Service Testbed" Ilia Baldine, Yufeng Xin, Anirban Mandal, Paul Ruth, and Chris Heerman; published at Tridentcom 2012
    3639D. Outreach activities
    38  * Tutorial at GEC13 showcasing ORCA and ExoGENI rack capabilities.
     41 * Tutorial at GEC14 showcasing ExoGENI and GIMI experimenter capabilities.
    4043E. Collaborations