Remove deprecated external_network_bridge option

Bug #1511578 reported by Cedric Brandily on 2015-10-30
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Cedric Brandily

Bug Description

The l3-agent option external_network_bridge has been deprecated in Liberty[1] because when non-empty the l3-agent ignores network provider properties. It also ensures to handle in the same way internal and external networks.


Changed in neutron:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Rossella Sblendido (rossella-o) wrote :

The fix is not simply removing the config entry, since it's the default a migration path is expected. Cedric will add more details :)

Cedric Brandily (cbrandily) wrote :

Indeed the fix removes the deprecated option and associated code BUT it also removes the default configuration (external_network_bridge non-empty).

It implies to define a migration procedure to transform existing deployments with non-empty external_network_bridge in which :

* the external network is managed directly by neutron-l3-agent,
* router external interface is bound directly on br-ex (OVS case)

into deployments with empty external_network_bridge in which :
* the external network is managed by the L2-agent,
* router external interface is bound on br-int which is bound to br-ex (OVS case)

So such migration implies to :
* ensure l2-agents are able to handle external network "bridges" (=> conf update if needed)
* rewire router external interfaces from br-ex to br-int (OVS case)

IMO, such fix will be done on 2+ releases: a release to introduce the migration tools, a release to remove the deprecated code and the migration tool

tags: added: deprecation

Submitter: Jenkins
Branch: master

commit 391ac43bf3862d67cee3ea0f628bd7958e585c7f
Author: Ihar Hrachyshka <email address hidden>
Date: Thu Feb 23 10:21:12 2017 +0000

    Deprecate gateway_external_network_id option

    This option is used only when external_network_bridge is set to
    non-empty value, and that other option is already marked for removal.

    DocImpact The gateway_external_network_id option is deprecated and will
              be removed in next releases.

    Change-Id: Ie6ea9b8977a0e06d69d735532082e9e094c26534
    Related-Bug: #1511578

Changed in neutron:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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