Deploy VCP

Deploy VCP

The virtualized control plane (VCP) is hosted by KVM nodes deployed by MAAS. Depending on the cluster type, the VCP runs Kubernetes or OpenStack services, database (MySQL), message queue (RabbitMQ), Contrail, and support services, such as monitoring, log aggregation, and a time-series metric database. VMs can be added to or removed from the VCP allowing for easy scaling of your MCP cluster.

After the KVM nodes are deployed, Salt is used to configure Linux networking, appropriate repositories, host name, and so on by running the linux Salt state against these nodes. The libvirt packages configuration, in its turn, is managed by running the libvirt Salt state.