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asked 2012-12-29 04:09:43 -0500

kong gravatar image

Hi all:

we know that l3 agent gives enable layer 3 forwarding and floating IP support. But in LinuxBridge plugin or OVS plugin, l3 agent just use linux iptable to support this feature.

My question is : although we can use multi-l3-agent to support multi-external network, is this feature reliable enough to support the large-scale deployment, is there any show case? why not use physical NAT device(eg. Huawei eudemon 1000e) ?

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answered 2012-12-31 02:27:42 -0500

kong gravatar image

to yong sheng:

Thanks for your answer.

"one physical NAT device cannot support large-scale deployment."
what if there are more physical devices work with l3 agent?

I just think that physical device is more reliable and efficient than Iptables.

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answered 2012-12-31 01:59:39 -0500

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IMHO, one physical NAT device cannot support large-scale deployment.

To support physical device, u can implement your own l3 agent manager.

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answered 2013-01-04 01:15:06 -0500

kong gravatar image

Thanks Ravi Chunduru, that solved my question.

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answered 2013-01-01 17:45:02 -0500

I agree one would want Carrier grade NAT and simple IPTables is not scalable.

To over come the scalability, there is a BP in process https://blueprints.launchpad.net/quantum/+spec/quantum-scheduler (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/quan...)

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