Queens Series Release Notes


New Features

  • Introduced new API resource, Service Graphs. Based on IETF SFC Encapsulation, this construct allows Port Chains to be linked together, forming dependencies between them (beyond simple flow classification). This is also known as Reclassification and Branching.

  • Service Function Chaining now supports insertion of Tap Service Functions. These SFs are deployed to passively monitor/analyze network traffic. One of the widely deployed use case is IDS. To flag a SF to be Tap, Port Pair Group should be created with --enable-tap flag.

    openstack sfc port pair group create tap-ppg –port-pair tap-pp –enable-tap