Fuel Plugin Catalog
Deploy features and integrated solutions with Mirantis OpenStack
Fuel acts as a single control plane that lets you easily deploy Mirantis OpenStack. Fuel Plugins add to Fuel the ability to deploy OpenStack with new features and new partner drivers, eliminating manual configuration and patching.
You can download and install Fuel Plugins by following the instructions and links on this page. Plugins compatible with a given release of Mirantis OpenStack are usually posted starting a few weeks after the release itself becomes generally available (GA).
Citrix – XenServer Plugin
XenServer – This Fuel Plugin enables use of the XenServer open source hypervisor as a compute provider on Mirantis OpenStack.
Version 1.0.1 – This Fuel Plugin enables use of the XenServer open source hypervisor (version 6.5. SP1) as a compute provider on Mirantis OpenStack 6.1 with Nova Network, with commercial support options from Citrix. An additional HIMN Tool is available to add Host Internal Management Network to guest VMs running on XenServer compute nodes.
Version 2.0-2.0.0-1 – This Fuel Plugin enables use of the XenServer open source hypervisor (version 6.5 SP1 + Hotfix XS65ESP1013) as a compute provider on Mirantis OpenStack 7.0 with Nova Network, with commercial support options from Citrix. An additional HIMN Tool is available to add Host Internal Management Network to guest VMs running on XenServer compute nodes.
Calico – Pure Layer 3 SDN for OpenStack
Provider: MetaSwitch Networks
Calico – The Calico Fuel Plugin provides seamless, scalable, secure Layer 3 Virtual Networking for Mirantis OpenStack (see Project Calico). By replacing OpenStack’s native networking model, Calico targets deployments where the vast majority of workloads only require L3 connectivity, providing efficient, easy to troubleshoot networking, without the complexity and inefficiency of overlay networking models.
Cisco ACI Opflex Plugin for Fuel – Cisco Advanced Computing Infrastructure SDN
Cisco ACI/GBP – The Cisco ACI/GBP plugin for Fuel provides functionality to add Cisco ACI/GBP to Mirantis OpenStack as a networking backend option, using Fuel Web UI to configure it in a user-friendly manner.
FWaaS – Firewall-as-a-Service
FWaaS (Firewall-as-a-Service) This plugin enables OpenStack Firewall-as-a-Service, which uses iptables to apply firewall policy to all networking routers in a project, effectively creating a project-based perimeter firewall. FWaaS is thus distinct from Security Groups, which work at the instance level.
Juniper Contrail Networking – SDN for OpenStack
Provider: Juniper Networks
Juniper Contrail Networking – This plugin enables configuration and deployment of the Juniper Contrail Networking SDN for Mirantis OpenStack. Contrail is an advanced overlay SDN that incorporates a powerful vRouter for line-rate packet processing, decoupled from physical network infrastructure. It offers VNF chaining, L3VPN/E-VPN for remote connectivity and cloud federation, and works with software and open hardware (e.g., Juniper Networks MX series routers, QFX series switches) for edge, backbone and physical device connectivity. The Contrail plugin can also be used with OpenContrail.
Mellanox – ConnectX-3 Pro Network Adapter Support
Mellanox This plugin configures support for Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro network adapters, enabling high-performance SR-IOV compute traffic networking, iSER (iSCSI) block storage networking, or (as of Mirantis OpenStack 6.1) Infiniband networking. Use of Mellanox hardware reduces CPU overhead, boosts throughput, reduces latency, and enables network traffic to bypass the software switch layer.
MidoNet – Production-grade distributed overlay networking
MidoNet Apache-licensed, open source, enterprise-grade overlay virtual network. Originated by Midokura (and professionally supported by them), MidoNet has a growing community of contributors and users, and excellent documentation.
VPNaaS – VPN-as-a-Service
VPNaaS (VPN-as-a-Service) This Neutron extension introduces a flexible IPSec VPN feature-set supported by Neutron CLI and, more simply, in Horizon, by adding a new set of tabs to Network. VPNs can be easily and quickly implemented to connect groups of VMs on separate subnets, either within the same cloud or between clouds, across network or internet.
VMware DVS – Integrate OpenStack with vCenter with Neutron support for VMware DVS networking
VMware DVS This plugin enables support of VMware DVS (dvSwitch) networking in vCenter-only or dual-hypervisor (vCenter/KVM) Mirantis OpenStack environments.
VMware NSXv – Integrate OpenStack with vCenter with Neutron support for NSXv SDN
VMware NSXv This plugin supports Neutron integration with VMware NSXv, where NSXv is used to provide software-defined networking for a vSphere cluster. It is designed to work in combination with Nova integration (with ESXi hypervisor) and OpenStack storage integration with VMware storage (both levels of integration built into Mirantis OpenStack for configuration and deployment with Fuel), to simplify integration of OpenStack controllers with a range of vSphere cluster configurations.
Operations Management Plugins
ElasticSearch/Kibana – Log Search, Filtration and Analysis
ElasticSearch/Kibana Part of the Logging, Monitoring and Alerting (LMA) toolchain, this plugin deploys ElasticSearch server and the Kibana web interface, used primarily for filtering and analyzing deep system logs and notifications.
LMA Collector – LMA Toolchain Data Aggregation Client
LMA Collector: Installed on OpenStack controller, compute, and storage nodes, this module collects logs, metrics and notifications from system and OpenStack services and forwards that information to external backend databases such as ElasticSearch and InfluxDB.
InfluxDB/Grafana – Time-Series Event Recording and Analysis
InfluxDB/Grafana: Part of the Logging, Monitoring and Alerting (LMA) Toolchain, this plugin deploys InfluxDB server and the Grafana web interface. These components are used primarily for databasing and analysis of metrics that change over time (metric time-series).
LMA Nagios – Alerting for LMA Infrastructure
LMA Nagios The LMA Infrastructure Alerting Plugin is used to install and configure Nagios which provides the alerting and escalation functionalities of the LMA Toolchain.
Talligent Openbook – Cloud Management/Billing
Talligent Openbook – Version 1.1-1.1.0-1 This plugin enables deployment of Talligent Openbook with Mirantis OpenStack, providing customer onboarding, self-service, and cloud billing / charge-back services. Openbook is cloud management and reporting software that simplifies the tasks of planning, charging, and predicting capacity requirements for cloud services. Talligent gives the administrator and tenant real-time visibility of resources and accrued costs, as well as the ability to scale up or down according to budget and resource requirements.
Zabbix – Monitoring
Zabbix: This plugin deploys Zabbix, the leading open source enterprise monitoring and analysis solution. The Zabbix UI is installed on a controller and Zabbix agents are deployed to monitor all OpenStack nodes (plus the OpenStack APIs), their configurations further optimized to monitor specific services on each node. For information how to access the Zabbix UI, refer to the Zabbix plugin User Guide. The Zabbix URL schema is http://<VIP>/zabbix.
NetApp – NetApp Plugin
NetApp: This Fuel Plugin enables use of NetApp’s NFS driver as a Cinder back-end, enabling use of Mirantis OpenStack with feature-rich, Clustered Data ONTAP-based NetApp FAS storage systems (CDOT), 7-Mode systems, and performance-optimized SANtricity-based NetApp E Series storage systems.
Pure Storage – Cinder Plugin
Provider: Pure Storage
Pure Storage: This Fuel Plugin enables use of Pure Storage’s Cinder plugin to integrate Pure Storage FlashArray//m and compatible products with Mirantis OpenStack.
SolidFire – SolidFire Cluster Plugin
SolidFire Cluster: This Fuel Plugin enables rapid configuration and integration of a new Mirantis OpenStack deployment with a SolidFire Cluster as a Cinder back end. The SolidFire Cluster is a high performance all SSD iSCSI storage device that provides massive scale out capability and extreme fault tolerance. A key feature of the SolidFire cluster is the ability to set and modify during operation specific QoS levels on a volume for volume basis. The SolidFire cluster offers this along with de-duplication, compression, and an architecture that takes full advantage of SSDs.
SwiftStack – SwiftStack Object Storage System Plugin
SwiftStack Object Storage: This Fuel Plugin enables rapid configuration and deployment of the SwiftStack Object Storage System with Mirantis OpenStack, providing users with an enterprise-grade storage clustering solution with sophisticated management and monitoring facilities, with OpenStack Swift at its core.
For Plugin Developers
Developers can build Fuel Plugins with our open source SDK, making it easy to configure and deploy drivers for their products with Mirantis OpenStack. They can then become a Mirantis Unlocked Partner, validate their Fuel Plugins via an open, transparent process, and go to market with Mirantis and their joint solution.