Copper configuration

This release focused on use of the OpenStack Congress service for managing configuration policy. The Congress install procedure described here is largely manual. This procedure, as well as the longer-term goal of automated installer support, is a work in progress. The procedure is further specific to one OPNFV installer (JOID, i.e. MAAS/JuJu) based environment. Support for other OPNFV installer deployed environments is also a work in progress.

Pre-configuration activities

This procedure assumes OPNFV has been installed via the JOID installer.

Hardware configuration

There is no specific hardware configuration required for the Copper project.

Feature configuration

Following are instructions for installing Congress on an Ubuntu 14.04 LXC container in the OPNFV Controller node, as installed by the JOID installer. This guide uses instructions from the Congress intro guide on readthedocs. Specific values below will need to be modified if you intend to repeat this procedure in your JOID-based install environment.

Install Procedure

The install currently occurs via four bash scripts provided in the copper repo. See these files for the detailed steps:
  • * creates and starts the linux container for congress on the controller node * copies to the controller node and invokes it via ssh
  • * installs congress on the congress server.

Cleanup Procedure

If there is an error during installation, use the bash script which stops the congress server if running, and removes the congress user and service from the controller database.

Restarting after server power loss etc

Currently this install procedure is manual. Automated install and restoral after host recovery is TBD. For now, this procedure will get the Congress service running again.

# On jumphost, SSH to Congress server
source ~/
juju ssh ubuntu@$CONGRESS_HOST
# If that fails
  # On jumphost, SSH to controller node
  juju ssh ubuntu@node1-control
  # Start the Congress container
  sudo lxc-start -n juju-trusty-congress -d
  # Verify the Congress container status
  sudo lxc-ls -f juju-trusty-congress
  NAME                  STATE    IPV4            IPV6  GROUPS  AUTOSTART
  juju-trusty-congress  RUNNING  -     -       NO
  # exit back to the Jumphost, wait a minute, and go back to the "SSH to Congress server" step above
# On the Congress server that you have logged into
source ~/
cd ~/git/congress
source bin/activate
bin/congress-server &
disown -h  %1