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The MANTICORE Project: Providing Users with a Logical IP Network Service Victor Reijs, HEAnet Eduard Grasa, Fundació i2cat MANTICORE Partners (self funded.

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1 The MANTICORE Project: Providing Users with a Logical IP Network Service Victor Reijs, HEAnet Eduard Grasa, Fundació i2cat MANTICORE Partners (self funded project)

2 Agenda The MANTICORE Project Vision MANTICORE Implementation –The IaaS Framework (UCLP Evolution) –User Roles –Software Architecture How does it work: GUI preview DEMO at TNC 2008 Future work: MANTICORE and RPSL 2

3 MANTICORE project A Web Service based system that provides the User (NOC and/or end user) with the ability to define and configure of its own physical and/or logical IP network Project partners: –HEAnet, i2CAT, Juniper, NORDUnet, RedIRIS 3

4 Service specification Define the edge ports of the IP network Define the external Routing Service (policy) In case there are preferences on internal transport services, QoS: the internal Routing Service metric If available: IP address space 4

5 The MANTICORE vision Physical Router Logical Router Physical Link User Site Each users IP network is represented by a different color 5 Other users IP Network or the Internet Logical Link

6 Logical IP network Logical IP network should guarantee route integrity in contrast with point to point links/lightpath/lambdas Two Routing Services (RPSL): –internal routing (pure internal configuration and making directly connected ports explicit) –external routing (other networks, directly connected hosts and propagation of external routing info) 6

7 RPSL defines Routing Services: examples 7 Sample RPSL and configs arising from our demo layout –eBGP AS1->AS20 –static AS1->AS10 router1.rediris.esrouter4.rediris.esrouter2.rediris.esrouter3.rediris.esrouter5.rediris.es AREA 0 AS10 AS20 ge-0/0/0 ge-1/0/0 ge-2/0/0 ge-3/0/ AS1 eBGP lo0: /32 lo0: /32 lo0: /32 lo0: /32 lo0: /32 static (network3) (network2) (network1)

8 Sample RPSL: BGP to JUNOS 8 aut-num: AS1 as-name: network1 import: from AS20 # network3 action pref=100; accept AS20 export: to AS20 # network3 announce AS1 route: /24 descr: network3 orgin: AS20 mnt-by: changed: protocols { bgp { export local-networks; group ebgp { type external; family inet { any; } neighbor { peer-as 20; description "AS20"; export to-AS20; import from-AS20; } policy-statement from-AS20 { term 1 { from { prefix-list AS20; } then accept }; } policy-options AS20 { prefix-list AS20 { /24; }

9 Sample RPSL: Static route -> IOS-XR 9 aut-num: AS1 as-name: network1 import: protocol STATIC into BGP4 # network2 accept AS10 route: /24 origin: AS10 mnt-by: changed: inject: at action next-hop= ; cost=10 upon static ipv4 route ! router bgp 1 address-family ipv4 unicast redistribute static route-policy local-statics ! route-policy local-statics if destination in ( /24 ) pass endif end-policy

10 The components The following components can be distinguished: –Router WS A logical or physical device with logical/physical ports with –Routing services Ability to route traffic according to certain rules, for internal entities (like Router WS) and external entities (like users or external networks) –Lower layer WS Provide connectivity at layer 0, 1 and 2 between (user/router) ports –IP network WS Integrating the above services 10

11 Agenda The MANTICORE Project Vision MANTICORE Implementation –The IaaS Framework (UCLP Evolution) –User Roles –Software Architecture How does it work: GUI preview DEMO at TNC 2008 Future work: MANTICORE and RPSL 11

12 Infrastructure as a Service IaaS and Virtualization Virtualization consists of representing a physical device/substrate/datapath as a Software entity (P2V). –Initially started with PC virtualization (VMWare, VirtualIron, VirtualPC) –Provides Isolation. IaaS is equivalent of SaaS for hardware devices. –Amazon and BlueLock pioneer the IaaS service by renting hardware using proprietary solutions.AmazonBlueLock –Users pay to use shared infrastructures. –Monthly fees or Pay per use. –Long term exchanged compared to on-demand services. –Users control/own the infrastructure. 12

13 UCLP, Argia and the IaaS Framework Two UCLP research programs were put in place by CANARIE to provide a virtualization solution for optical networks starting in 2001 –UCLP initial goal was to provide end to end paths across domains (DataPath Virtualization) –UCLPv2 goals were to create reusable and configurable network blocks (Hardware Partitioning Virtualization) UCLPv2 concepts are evolving into many different Physical to Virtual (P2V) products and R&D projects that are built on the IaaS Framework: –Argia -> Product for Optical Networks –Ether -> R&D for Ethernet and MPLS Networks –MANTICORE -> R&D for physical/logical IP Networks –GRIM -> R&D for Instruments and Sensors RMCMANTICOREETHER GRIMCHRONOS 13

14 Infrastructure Resource Trading (I): Direct Export User A Provider 1 User B Provider 2 User C Resource List 14

15 15 Infrastructure Resource Trading (II): Broker Sites

16 IaaS Framework Resource Architecture IaaS Engine (Driver Architecture) Physical Devices Transient Information Resource Representations / Service Interfaces (Java) Persistent Information Persistance Layer DB Data Sources LDAP File System WS-Messaging Engines (Axis2, CXF, MiniSOAP) Web Application Support (MVC) WS Interface (WS Resource) Capability Application Container Security Framework Business Logic 16

17 MANTICORE Software Architecture 17 Router-WS Virtual Resource Services Ethernet Resource WS TDM Resource WS... IP Network WS GUI client(s) RPSL may be used to let the GUI specify high level routing policies (internal as well as external) to the IP Network WS Transforms the routing configuration abstract description in high level operations that will be invoked in the Router WS over one or more virtual resources Represent the physical (ports) or logical interfaces (VLANs, TDM Channels) that users can access. Transforms the high level operations over one or more virtual resources into specific commands that each particular routing device can understand Netconf Juniper device Protocol X Other vendor device Protocol Y Software router User Workspace WS Manage user accounts, get user credentials, authenticate

18 First implementation limitations Only deal with Juniper routers using the Netconf JunOS XML API RPSL (will explain later) wont be used as a means of describing abstract routing configurations (instead, a proprietary simple and limited representation will be used). WS-Security: WS Messages are not encrypted nor signed. The implementation is a proof of concept, not a complete solution: working prototypes of the services will be implemented, but some features and performance optimization will be left for future work 18

19 Agenda The MANTICORE Project Vision MANTICORE Implementation –The IaaS Framework (UCLP Evolution) –User Roles –Software Architecture How does it work: GUI preview DEMO at TNC 2008 Future work: MANTICORE and RPSL 19

20 Example deployment Two organizations: –NREN A: Physical Network Administrator. In this very simple example it operates a network with one physical router. –i2CAT: Virtual Network Administrator. In this very simple example it will request two logical routers to NREN A. MANTICORE Software deployment 20 NREN A Server: - User Workspace WS - Ethernet Resource WS - IP Network WS - Router WS i2cat Server: (optional) - User Workspace WS - Ethernet Resource WS - IP Network WS

21 When NREN A first launches the GUI client, it must create a new physical network and add all the routers they want to manage to it. NREN A discovers the physical router 21

22 NREN A PN Admin creates logical routers 22 NREN A admin creates some logical interfaces, two logical routers and assigns these logical interfaces to the logical routers. He also creates a logical tunnel between the two logical routers (new LT interfaces are created).

23 Creation of virtual links and virtual interfaces NREN A PN Admin creates a resource list (list of resources that can be accessed by NREN A or a 3 rd party). NREN A PN Admin creates virtual interfaces and virtual links (kind of proxy objects that represent the remotely configurable interfaces and links), and adds them to the resource list. 23

24 Exporting resources NREN A PN Admin exports the resource list to i2cat (permissions are set on the resources so that i2cats users can access and modify the resources on the resource list). i2cat APN Admin, launches its GUI Client, logs into the server and downloads the resource list. 24 NREN A Server: i2cat Server: (optional) Resource List

25 i2cats IP Network i2cat APN Admin creates a new IP Network and adds the resources of the resource list to it. 25 Now he can configure the IP parameters of the interfaces, configure IGPs, configure the peering,...

26 Agenda The MANTICORE Project Vision MANTICORE Implementation –The IaaS Framework (UCLP Evolution) –User Roles –Software Architecture How does it work: GUI preview DEMO at TNC 2008 Future work: MANTICORE and RPS 26

27 TNC 2008 MANTICORE Demo 27 During the Terena Networking Conference 2008 (Bruges, May) at the Juniper booth, the following scenario is going to be demonstrated. router1.rediris.esrouter4.rediris.esrouter2.rediris.esrouter3.rediris.esrouter5.rediris.es AREA 0 AS10 AS20 ge-0/0/0 ge-1/0/0 ge-2/0/0 ge-3/0/ AS1 eBGP lo0: /32 lo0: /32 lo0: /32 lo0: /32 lo0: /32 static

28 Agenda The MANTICORE Project Vision MANTICORE Implementation –The IaaS Framework (UCLP Evolution) –User Roles –Software Architecture How does it work: GUI preview DEMO at TNC 2008 Future work: MANTICORE and RPSL 28

29 RPSL in MANTICORE RPSL can be used as a means of describing the external routing policies as well as the IGP configurations (with minor extensions). These RPSL descriptions can be taken as an input by the IP Network WS and then generate the high level operations to invoke at the Router WS (remember the architecture picture). Implementation status: RPSL RFCs (2622, RPSL and 4012, RPSLng) have been studied, and some preliminary RPSL descriptions for the MANTICORE use cases have been generated. Not implemented yet due to time constraints. 29 Router-WS Virtual Resource Services Ethernet Resource WS TDM Resource WS... IP Network WS GUI client(s) RPSL may be used to let the GUI specify high level routing policies (internal as well as external) to the IP Network WS Transforms the routing configuration abstract description in high level operations that will be invoked in the Router WS over one or more virtual resources Represent the physical (ports) or logical interfaces (VLANs, TDM Channels) that users can access. Transforms the high level operations over one or more virtual resources into specific commands that each particular routing device can understand Netconf Juniper device Protocol X Other vendor device Protocol Y Software router User Workspace WS Manage user accounts, get user credentials, authenticate

30 More Future Work Integrate MANTICORE with the other IaaS Framework based network virtualization solutions: –With Argia, product for optical networks (TDM, WDM, Fibre). –With Ether, upcoming product for Ethernet and MPLS networks. Create drivers for other router vendors Add more features to the IP Network WS –Allow APN Admins and end users to create new logical interfaces –Provide means of describing more complex routing policies –Other? Activities within the FEDERICA Project –Achieve interoperability with the IPsphere Framework (framework for composing multi-stakeholder services) –Provide support for software routers 30

31 Thanks for your attention! More information: MANTICORE: –Victor Reijs, Network Development Manager, HEAnet Limited –Sergi Figuerola, Coordinator of the Network Technologies Cluster, Fundacio i2cat IaaS Framework: –Inocybe Technologies Inc. –IaaS Framework website: 31


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