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How to become a Fuel@OPNFV Integrated project

Integration request process

If your project has the intent to become an OPNFV core-integrated project (part of the mandatory requirements for OPNFV Genesis member installers) - you need to follow this process: How to interface with Genesis? Work procedures

  • This will generate a workflow of genesis committer voting, which will either result in a mandatory integration of your project in all Genesis member installers or will be abandoned/rejected.

If you instead do not yet want to become a core integrated project, and only want to integrate your project with with one or a few projects - like Fuel@OPNFV. You should issue a Jira request in the Fuel@OPNFV Jira namespace - preliminary indicating (As the integration iterations goes along, these items will be refined):

  • Project description
  • Purpose
  • Dependencies (Packages, Patches, Linux kernel, etc)
  • High-availability model
  • Upgrade model
  • Managed objects (configuration, Fault management, Performance management, etc.)
  • Available logs, etc.
  • ETA for functional code freeze.
  • ETA for integration adaptation to Fuel@OPNFV - E.g. a "Fuel plug-in"

In any case - no matter the model followed, an integrated project will be responsible for the integration with Fuel@OPNFV and the development of:

  • A functional Fuel Plug-in.
  • Instrumentation of configuration in accordance with the Fuel plug-in concept, as well as a config.yaml template fragment for the plug-in.
  • Build environment, including population of the plug-in to the fuel@OPNFV .iso artifact.
  • Integration/build-time tests.
  • Functional tests, coordinated with the OPNFV Func-test project.
  • Higher order tests - I.e. Yard-stick test cases.

The Fuel@OPNFV integration request is acknowledged by assigning the corresponding Jira request to the project lead of the integrated project.

Once agreed in which Fuel@OPNFV project work-package/mile-stone the integration is due, the Jira request goes into status "In progress" - and from now on the integrated project is part of fuel@OPNFV and is expected to:

  • Attend Fuel@OPNFV meetings
  • Follow Fuel@OPNFV committer decisions and plans
  • Execute according to out-set plans
  • If an Integrated project fails to deliver according to plan-, quality expectations-, or outset dependencies, Fuel@OPNFV committers may - through voting decide to exclude the integrated project from a work package/mile-stone, or from a project release as a whole.

How to build a Fuel-Plugin and integrate it with Fuel@OPNFV

Instructions on how to build a Fuel-plugin can be found in the Fuel Plugin Developers Guideline - Note that the Fuel Plugin framework capabilities are rapidly evolving

A simple description on how to build an NFS fuel plugin can be found here.

An example of an ODL Fuel-plugin that was developed for the Fuel@OPNFV Arno release can be found here, and the corresponding video here: Arno SR1 ODL Plugin Demo

Another example is the OVS 2.4 Fuel-plugin that is being developed for the Fuel@OPNFV Brahmaputra release, work in progress can be found here.

In Fuel@OPNFV we require that all artifacts and plugins are part of the the installable .iso image, here is a Make file fragment example that will ensure inclusion of a plug-in to the local .iso image.

You can also find already developed Fuel Plugins here

NOTE It is an absolute requirement that any Integrated Fuel artifact is reasonably self-contained with dependencies, needed patches, etc. - and can be installed/deployed without pulling artifacts from upstream. It is also an equally strong requirement that orderly configuration management practices are enforced such that any top-level Fuel@OPNFV commit can reproduce the exact same output/artifact (RE-PRODUCABILITY), and that upstream component versions can be identified (VISIBILITY).

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