[DEPRECATED] Prime Network Registrar (PNR)

1. General

This is an installation guide for enabling Cisco Prime Network Registrar (PNR) support on OpenStack.

Please refer to PNR installation guide (http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/cloud-systems-management/prime-network-registrar/tsd-products-support-series-home.html) for how to install and bring up the PNR.

The neutron DHCP agent in the OpenStack environment needs to be setup to communicate with the PNR DHCP server and with the PNR DNS server. The PNR DHCP server performs leasing operations and PNR DNS server resolves DNS queries, these two servers replace dnsmasq.

This guide does not cover OpenStack installation.

2. Prerequisites

The prerequisites for installing the PNR OpenStack enabler are the following:

  • Install PNR with required DNS and DHCP licenses.
  • Disable dnsmasq or other DNS/DHCP services.

3. PNR plugin Installation

3.1 Using devstack:

In this scenario, the PNR plugin will be installed along with OpenStack using devstack.

  1. Clone devstack.

  2. Add this repo as an external repository:

    > cat local.conf
    enable_plugin networking-cisco https://git.openstack.org/openstack/networking-cisco.git
    enable_service net-cisco
  3. ./stack.sh

3.2 On a setup with OpenStack already installed:

In this scenario, the PNR plugin will be installed on a setup which has OpenStack installed already:

  1. Clone networking-cisco.

  2. cd networking-cisco

  3. sudo python networking_cisco/setup.py install

  4. The following modifications are needed in the dhcp_agent.ini file.

    Change the DHCP driver from dnsmasq to PNR.

    #dhcp_driver = neutron.agent.linux.dhcp.Dnsmasq
    dhcp_driver = networking_cisco.plugins.cisco.cpnr.dhcp_driver.CpnrDriver

    Add the following new section to the dhcp_agent.ini file with the details for contacting the PNR local server.

    http_server = http://<pnr_localcluster_ipaddress>:8080
    http_username = <pnr_localcluster_username>
    http_password = <pnr_localcluster_password>
    external_interface = eth0
    dhcp_server_addr = <pnr_localcluster_ipaddress>
    dhcp_server_port = 67
    dns_server_addr = <pnr_localcluster_ipaddress>
    dns_server_port = 53

    Change the <pnr_localcluster_ipaddress> to the IP address of the local PNR VM.

    Change the <pnr_localcluster_username> and <pnr_localcluster_password> to the same username and password provided during PNR installation.

    If you are using HTTPS with a valid SSL certificate, change the scheme in http_server config variable to ‘https’ and the port number in the address to the appropriate port (default 8443).

    If you do not want to verify SSL certificates, add a config variable to dhcp_agent.ini file.

    insecure = True

    Note that using the insecure variable is NOT recommended in production.

  5. After changing dhcp_agent.ini, restart the DHCP agent.

    On Red Hat based server:

    systemctl restart neutron-dhcp-agent

    On Ubuntu based server:

    service restart neutron-dhcp-agent

  6. Start the dhcp and dns relay from command line as a detached background process. The relay files exist in networking_cisco/plugins/cisco/cpnr.

    nohup python dhcp_relay.py --config-file /etc/neutron/dhcp_agent.ini --log-file /var/log/neutron/dhcp-relay.log &

    nohup python dns_relay.py --config-file /etc/neutron/dhcp_agent.ini --log-file /var/log/neutron/dns-relay.log &