Tungsten Fabric#

Open Source SDN

THe open source version of juniper networks Contrail

What can you do with it#

  • Enable platform as a service with Openstack
  • Virtual networking with k8s or red hat openshift
  • Virtual networking between vm’s on vCenter
  • Connect to physical networks with gateway routers and BGP peering

Components#

  • Controller - software services keeping the model or network and policies on many servers
  • vRouter - Installed on each of hosts that run workloads and perform packet forwarding. Enforcing policies.

Tunsten fabric acts as the first hop forwarder in vm and container solution - they plug directly into the vRouter. Control flow of traffic and apply security policies.

Sources#