OpenContrail 3.2 cluster overview

OpenContrail 3.2 cluster overviewΒΆ

Caution

The OpenContrail versions support status:

  • OpenContrail 4.1 is fully supported.

  • OpenContrail 4.0 is deprecated and not supported for new deployments since MCP maintenance update 2019.2.4.

  • OpenContrail 3.2 is not supported for new deployments.

An OpenContrail 3.2 cluster contains the following types of nodes:

  • Controller node

    Includes package-based services of OpenContrail, such as the API server and configuration database.

  • Analytics node

    Includes package-based services for OpenContrail metering and analytics, such as the Cassandra database for analytics and data collectors.

  • vRouter node

    A forwarding plane that runs in the hypervisor of a compute node. It extends the network from the physical routers and switches into a virtual overlay network hosted on compute nodes.

  • Gateway node

    A physical or virtual gateway router that provides access to an external network.

The following diagram describes the minimum production installation of OpenContrail 3.2 with OpenStack for MCP:

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