Documentation Release Notes

2021-03-05

Given the new Boron release of the Pan-Net cloud platform, this documentation was updated to incorporate the changes brought by the new release.

Boron is based on Openstack Stein and OVS SDN, with some changes in hardware components, services and features as listed below. The documentation has been updated to reflect both practical and technical implementation changes with links to the relevant sections. Many chapters have been extended with information on how to configure nodes for various applications and how to manage them. This is - in most cases - not dependent on the release of Pan-Net Cloud Services.

The table below points to a summary of the main changes in documentation.

Issue/Features

Description

Link

Predefined flavors

The number of available flavors has been increased and include larger configurations. The flavors are categorized into standard (with shared resources) and performance (with dedicated resources).

Virtual machines

Public images

The public images contain new distributions for CentOS, cirrus and Ubuntu.

Image service

Block storage

In Boron, block storage is based on NVMe (fast SSD) only.

Block storage

Network acceleration

Acceleration is available on request, using technologies based on legacy SR-IOV interfaces (on dedicated compute nodes) and DPDK acceleration.

Accelerated networks

LBaaS

Two LBaaS are available: Octavia Amphora L4/L7 load balancer with self-deployment, and L3 LBaaS based on BGPaaS supporting ECMP.

Load balancing (LBaaS)

Configure LBaaS

BGPaaS

BGPaaS is available on request. It is based on either of the two supported speakers BIRD or ExaBGP.

Configure BGPaaS

Releases

An overview of Pan-Net Cloud Services releases is provided.

Releases

OpenStack Services in Boron

A list of OpenStack services and components in Boron is provided.

OpenStack services in Boron

Creating a virtual machine

Before the first VM is created in a tenant, the router needs to be created by command first.

Create and manage virtual machines

Configuration of load balancer

The L4/L7 LBaaS is available as a self-service feature. The deployment procedure is provided in a dedicated How-to guide.

Configure LBaaS

Configuration of BGPaaS

BGPaaS is available on request and its deployment is a joint activity between the customer and Pan-Net Technical Support.

Configure BGPaaS

Updates

Chapter/Section

Update/Change

Link

Product Overview/Virtual machines

Added figure with shared host options

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/oUW8YMmM

Product Overview/Dedicated host

Added figure with dedicated host options

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/KDTnygRJ

How-to Guides

Added figure with OpenStack architecture

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/Hbw03q1w

How-to Guides/Create and manage virtual machines

Added figure with of the dependency between resource types, figure with server states.

Added deployment with Heat.

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/ta1Lm75e

How-to Guides/Configure network

Added network diagram of basic components

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/nF4X3DmR

How-to Guides/Configure network/Configure LBaaS

Added figure with the LBaaS dependency between resource types

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/S887amJc

Concepts and Architecture/Networking/Load balancing

Added diagram over Octavia load balancing architecture

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/q7qH8F3P

Quick Start/Deploy instance using CLI

Revision/corrections of network configuration steps

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/o1NbrWwD

Quick Start/Deploy instance using Horizon

Update of screenshot figures with Horizon on Boron

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/6WV11z0e

How-to Guides/Configure network/Configure bastion host

Clarification of deployment steps; reordering of content

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/fFPmVZfU

How-to Guides/Configure security

Added section for SSH user creation, access restriction and access monitoring/logging

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/92rKaM3L

How-to Guides/Configure network/High availability with IP fail-over

Added chapter on IP fail-over based on virtual IP and Keepalive daemon for node resilience

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/xsT0ftbc

Tutorials/Deploy web server

Revised tutorial chapter on how to create an instance and deploy Apache web server on it using Heat and Ansible

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/wM7zU9D5

How-to Guides/Manage volumes

Revised file system building and mounting procedure. Added volume transfer requests for multi-user projects.

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/rY8P0uL1

Tutorials/Deploy LAMP stack with Terraform

Revised tutorial chapter on how to create an instance and deploy a LAMP stack on it with Terraform

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/zYGfz4zv

How-to Guides/Configure network/Proxy server

Added chapter on proxy server configuration based on Squid

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/4TBCMZVe

How-to Guides/Configure network/Network trunking

Added chapter on network trunking: creation of a trunk, launching an instance on it and configuring its interfaces

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/uhUa40Fr

How-to Guides/Configure network/SNATaaS

Added chapter on SNAT service: visibility and usage

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/FgHjSPt1

How-to Guides/Manage volumes

Added section on volume creation and automatic mounting in Heat.

https://pannet.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DocEng/pages/501022851/Manage+volumes#Using-Heat

How-to Guides/Configure network/Multiple networks

Added chapter on multi-NIC used for multiple network architectures.

https://pannet.atlassian.net/l/c/s8roKfAi