Deploy OpenContrail 4.1 for OpenStack

Deploy OpenContrail 4.1 for OpenStackΒΆ

This section provides instructions on how to manually deploy OpenContrail 4.1 on your OpenStack-based MCP cluster.

To deploy OpenContrail 4.1 on an OpenStack-based MCP cluster:

  1. Log in to the Salt Master node.

  2. Run the following basic states to prepare the OpenContrail nodes:

    salt -C 'ntw* or nal*' saltutil.refresh_pillar
    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' saltutil.sync_all
    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' state.sls salt.minion,linux,ntp,openssh
  3. Deploy and configure Keepalived and HAProxy:

    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' state.sls keepalived,haproxy
  4. Deploy and configure Docker:

    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' state.sls
  5. Create configuration files for OpenContrail:

    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' state.sls opencontrail exclude=opencontrail.client
  6. Start the OpenContrail Docker containers:

    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' state.sls docker.client
  7. Verify the status of the OpenContrail service:

    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:database' 'doctrail all contrail-status'

    In the output, the services status should be active or backup.


    It may take some time for all services to finish initializing.

  8. Configure the OpenContrail resources:

    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:client and not I@opencontrail:compute' state.sls opencontrail.client
  9. Apply the following states to deploy the OpenContrail vRouters:

    salt -C 'cmp*' saltutil.refresh_pillar
    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:compute' saltutil.sync_all
    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:compute' state.highstate exclude=opencontrail.client
    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:compute' 'reboot'
    salt -C 'I@opencontrail:compute' state.sls opencontrail.client
  10. After you deploy an OpenContrail-based MCP cluster:

    1. Navigate to the OpenContrail web UI as described in MCP Operations Guide: Access the OpenContrail web UI.
    2. Verify that Monitor > Infrastructure > Dashboard displays actual information about all OpenContrail nodes configured and deployed on your MCP cluster.