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Topology Instance#

The KYPO OpenStack Driver transforms a Topology Definition (user-defined topology) with the Topology Instance Management sub-infrastructure into the HEAT Orchestration Template, which the OpenStack cloud platform uses to create a virtual infrastructure we call a KYPO Topology Instance.



For clarity reasons, there are missing links from mng-network to UAN, left Router, and left Host.

Topology Instance Management#

Every Topology Instance is created with management sub-infrastructure which consists of the following.

  • Three special nodes.

    • MAN (Management Access Node): The only node connected to the network outside of the Topology Instance.
      The network must be specified as a base_network in the sandbox-service configuration.
      The Topology Instance is accessible only through the OpenStack cloud hypervisor or MAN.
    • UAN (User Access Node): The node is connected to MAN through uan-network and all user-defined Networks with attribute accessible_by_user set to True.
      Then users can access Hosts and Routers through these networks.
    • Border Router: The node is connected to MAN through border-router-network and all user-defined Routers through an automatically created network for every Router.
  • Multiple networks that link nodes together.

    • mng-network (management network): all nodes in the Topology Instance are connected to this network. So every node is accessible from MAN and through it can be configured. CIDR of this network should be specified in the configuration. The IP address range of this network can be overridden in the sandbox-service configuration.
    • uan-network: this network serves only for connection between UAN and MAN nodes.
    • border-router-network: this network serves only for connection between Border Router and MAN nodes.
    • Networks between every Router and Border Router mentioned above.