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VPNaaS is still alive?

asked 2017-05-12 09:19:14 -0500 gravatar image

Hi colleagues,

can find almost nothing about VPNaaS configuring (unlike, for example, LBaaS, described in details in Networking Guide). On the other hand, found the following information in RedHat OpenStack Platform 11-Beta Release Notes (2016): "[ ... ] Important: VPNaaS is deprecated in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 and is planned to be removed in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12."

Ocata reference guide still contains VPNaaS configuration options and that's all from official documentation.

Is Openstack VPNaaS still alive? If yes - please, point to config guide. If not - when and why this happened and what is supposed to be a replacement?

Thank you.

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The API reference marks it as unmaintained.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-05-12 13:43:40 -0500 )edit

There is also an announcement on the developer mailing list that the VPNaaS project has been removed from Neutron governance.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-05-12 13:44:39 -0500 )edit

Thank you, Bernd. I wonder how to provide now VPN access for customers in their Openstack projects. It's not too easy for any customer to build own VPN server (due to lack of IPSec/SSL tech awareness). gravatar ( 2017-05-13 04:17:40 -0500 )edit

I would ask that question on one of the openstack mailing lists: The developer ML above, or the operator list.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-05-14 21:30:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-15 08:08:45 -0500 gravatar image

As of today, the project neutron-vpnaas is no longer part of the neutron governance. This was a decision reached after the project saw a dramatic drop in active development over a prolonged period of time.

What does this mean in practice?

  • From a visibility point of view, release notes and documentation will no longer appear on as of Ocata going forward.
  • No more releases will be published by the neutron release team.
  • The neutron team will stop proposing fixes for the upstream CI, if not solely on a voluntary basis (e.g. I still felt like proposing [2]).

How does it affect you, the user or the deployer?

[ ... ] - Outstanding bugs and new bug reports will be rejected on the basis of lack of engineering resources interested in helping out in the typical OpenStack review workflow.

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