Tungsten Fabric vRouter

The Tungsten Fabric vRouter provides data forwarding to an OpenStack tenant instance and reports statistics to the Tungsten Fabric analytics service. The Tungsten Fabric vRouter is installed on all OpenStack compute nodes. Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes (MOS) supports the kernel-based deployment of the Tungsten Fabric vRouter.

The vRouter agent acts as a local control plane. Each Tungsten Fabric vRouter agent is connected to at least two Tungsten Fabric controllers in an active-active redundancy mode. The Tungsten Fabric vRouter agent is responsible for all networking-related functions including routing instances, routes, and so on.

The Tungsten Fabric vRouter uses different gateways for the control and data planes. For example, the Linux system gateway is located on the management network, and the Tungsten Fabric gateway is located on the data plane network.

The following diagram illustrates the Tungsten Fabric kernel vRouter setup by the TF operator:


On the diagram above, the following types of networks interfaces are used:

  • eth0 - for the management (PXE) network (eth1 and eth2 are the slave interfaces of Bond0)

  • Bond0.x - for the MKE control plane network

  • Bond0.y - for the MKE data plane network