JOID Configuration

Bare Metal Installations:

Requirements as per Pharos:


Minimum 2 networks

1. First for Admin network with gateway to access external network
2. Second for public network to consume by tenants for floating ips

NOTE: JOID support multiple isolated networks for data as well as storage. Based on your network options for Openstack.

Minimum 6 physical servers

  1. Jump host server:
   Minimum H/W Spec needed
  CPU cores: 16
  Memory: 32 GB
  Hard Disk: 1(250 GB)
  NIC: eth0(Admin, Management), eth1 (external network)
  1. Control node servers (minimum 3):
  Minimum H/W Spec
  CPU cores: 16
  Memory: 32 GB
  Hard Disk: 1(500 GB)
  NIC: eth0(Admin, Management), eth1 (external network)
  1. Compute node servers (minimum 2):
  Minimum H/W Spec
  CPU cores: 16
  Memory: 32 GB
  Hard Disk: 1(1 TB) this includes the space for ceph as well
  NIC: eth0(Admin, Management), eth1 (external network)

NOTE: Above configuration is minimum and for better performance and usage of the Openstack please consider higher spec for each nodes.

Make sure all servers are connected to top of rack switch and configured accordingly. No DHCP server should be up and configured. Only gateway at eth0 and eth1 network should be configure to access the network outside your lab.

Jump node configuration:

1. Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server version of OS on the nodes. 2. Install the git and bridge-utils packages on the server and configure minimum two bridges on jump host:

brAdm and brPublic cat /etc/network/interfaces

   # The loopback network interface
   auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
   iface eth0 inet manual
   auto brAdm 
   iface brAdm inet static
       # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
       bridge_ports eth0
   auto brPublic
   iface brPublic inet static
       bridge_ports eth2

NOTE: If you choose to use the separate network for management, data and storage then you need to create bridge for each interface. In case of VLAN tags use the appropriate network on jump-host depend upon VLAN ID on the interface.

Configure JOID for your lab

Get the joid code from gerritt

git clone

cd joid/ci

Enable MAAS

  • Create a directory in maas/<company name>/<pod number>/ for example

mkdir maas/intel/pod7/

  • Copy files from pod5 to pod7

cp maas/intel/pod5/* maas/intel/pod7/

4 files will get copied: deployment.yaml environments.yaml lxc-add-more-interfaces

deployment.yaml file


1. Make sure Jump host node has been configured with bridges on each interface, so that appropriate MAAS and JUJU bootstrap VM can be created. For example if you have three network admin, data and public then I would suggest to give names like brAdm, brData and brPublic. 2. You have information about the node MAC address and power management details (IPMI IP, username, password) of the nodes used for control and compute node.

modify deployment.yaml

This file has been used to configure your maas and bootstrap node in a VM. Comments in the file are self explanatory and we expect fill up the information according to match lab infrastructure information. Sample deployment.yaml can be found at;a=blob;f=ci/maas/intel/pod5/deployment.yaml

modify joid/ci/

under section case $3 add the intelpod7 section and make sure you have information provided correctly. Before example consider your network has your default network. and eth1 is on public network which will be used to assign the floating ip.

    'intelpod7' )
       # As per your lab vip address list be deafult uses -
        sed -i -- 's/' ./bundles.yaml
       # Choose the external port to go out from gateway to use.
        sed -i -- 's/#        "ext-port": "eth1"/        "ext-port": "eth1"/g' ./bundles.yaml

NOTE: If you are using seprate data network then add this line below also along with other changes. which represents network will be used for data network for openstack

        sed -i -- 's/#os-data-network:\/21/os-data-network:\/24/g' ./bundles.yaml

modify joid/ci/

under section case $1 add the intelpod7 section and make sure you have information provided correctly.

     'intelpod7' )
       cp maas/intel/pod7/deployment.yaml ./deployment.yaml

NOTE: If you are using VLAN tags or more network for data and storage then make sure you modify the case $1 section under Enable vlan interface with maas appropriately. In the example below eth2 has been used as separate data network for tenants in openstack with network on compute and control nodes.

   'intelpod7' )
       maas refresh
       enableautomodebyname eth2 AUTO "" compute || true
       enableautomodebyname eth2 AUTO "" control || true

MAAS Install

After integrating the changes as mentioned above run the MAAS install. Suppose you name the integration lab as intelpod7 then run the below commands to start the MAAS deployment.

   ./ intelpod7

This will take approximately 40 minutes to couple hours depending on your environment. This script will do the following:

  1. Create 2 VMs (KVM).
  2. Install MAAS in one of the VMs.
  3. Configure the MAAS to enlist and commission a VM for Juju bootstrap node.
  4. Configure the MAAS to enlist and commission bare metal servers.

When it’s done, you should be able to view MAAS webpage (http://<MAAS IP>/MAAS) and see 1 bootstrap node and bare metal servers in the ‘Ready’ state on the nodes page.

Virtual deployment

By default, just running the script ./ will automatically create the KVM VMs on a single machine and configure everything for you.

OPNFV Install

JOID allows you to deploy different combinations of OpenStack release and SDN solution in HA or non-HA mode.

For OpenStack, it supports Juno and Liberty. For SDN, it supports Openvswitch, OpenContrail, OpenDayLight and ONOS.

In addition to HA or non-HA mode, it also supports to deploy the latest from the development tree (tip).

The in the joid/ci directoy will do all the work for you. For example, the following deploy OpenStack Libery with OpenDayLight in a HA mode in the Intelpod7.

   ./ -o liberty -s odl -t ha -l intelpod7 -f none

By default, the SDN is Openvswitch, non-HA, Liberty, Intelpod5, OPNFV Brahmaputra release and ODL_L2 for the OPNFV feature.

Possible options for each choice are as follows:

   [-s ]
   nosdn: openvswitch only and no other SDN.
   odl: OpenDayLight Lithium version.
   opencontrail: OpenContrail SDN.
   onos: ONOS framework as SDN.
   nonha: NO HA mode of Openstack.
   ha: HA mode of openstack.
    tip: the tip of the development.
   [-o ]
   juno: OpenStack Juno version.
   liberty: OpenStack Liberty version.
   [-l ] etc...
   default: For virtual deployment where installation will be done on KVM created using ./
   intelpod5: Install on bare metal OPNFV pod5 of Intel lab.
   (other pods)
   Note: if you make changes as per your pod above then please use your pod.
   [-f ]
   none: no special feature will be enabled.
   ipv6: ipv6 will be enabled for tenant in openstack.

By default debug is enabled in script and error messages will be printed on the SSH terminal where you are running the scripts. It could take an hour to couple hours (max) to complete.

Is the deployment done successfully?

Once juju-deployer is complete, use juju status to verify that all deployed unit are in the ready state.

   juju status --format tabular

Find the Openstack-dashboard IP address from the juju status output, and see if you can log in via browser. The username and password is admin/openstack.

Optionall, see if you can log in Juju GUI. Juju GUI is on the Juju bootstrap node which is the second VM you define in the The username and password is admin/admin.

If you deploy ODL, OpenContrail or ONOS, find the IP address of the web UI and login. Please refer to each SDN bundle.yaml for username/password.


To access to any deployed units, juju ssh for example to login into nova-compute unit and look for /var/log/juju/unit-<of interest> for more info.

   juju ssh nova-compute/0


   ubuntu@R4N4B1:~$ juju ssh nova-compute/0
   Warning: Permanently added '' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
   Warning: Permanently added '3-r4n3b1-compute.maas' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
   Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-77-generic x86_64)
    * Documentation:
   Last login: Tue Feb  2 21:23:56 2016 from bootstrap.maas
   ubuntu@3-R4N3B1-compute:~$ sudo -i
   root@3-R4N3B1-compute:~# cd /var/log/juju/
   root@3-R4N3B1-compute:/var/log/juju# ls
   machine-2.log  unit-ceilometer-agent-0.log  unit-ceph-osd-0.log  unit-neutron-contrail-0.log  unit-nodes-compute-0.log  unit-nova-compute-0.log  unit-ntp-0.log

By default juju will add the Ubuntu user keys for authentication into the deployed server and only ssh access will be available.

Once you resolve the error, go back to the jump host to rerun the charm hook with:

   juju resolved --retry <unit>