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Kubernetes Kind VOLTHA Test Environment

This repository describes how to deploy a 4 node (one control plane and


You must have both Docker and the Go programming language install for this test environment to function. How to get these working is beyond the scope of this document.

Fetch Tools

export GOPATH=$(pwd)
mkdir -p $GOPATH/bin
curl -o $GOPATH/bin/kubectl -sSL$(curl -s$(go env GOHOSTOS)/$(go env GOARCH)/kubectl
curl -o $GOPATH/bin/kind \
	-sSL$(go env GOHOSTOS)-$(go env GOARCH)
curl -o $GOPATH/bin/voltctl \
	-sSL$(go env GOHOSTOS)-$(go env GOARCH)
curl -sSL | USE_SUDO=false HELM_INSTALL_DIR=$(go env GOPATH)/bin bash
chmod 755 $GOPATH/bin/kind $GOPATH/bin/voltctl $GOPATH/bin/kubectl
export PATH=$(go env GOPATH)/bin:$PATH

Minimal v. Full

This files contained in this repository can be used to deploy either a minimal or full voltha deployment. The difference is characterized in the following table: | RESOURCE | MINIMAL | FULL | | ----------------------- | ------------- | ------------------------- | | K8s Control Plane Nodes | 1 | 1 | | K8s Workers | 2 | 3 | | EtcdOperator Components | Operator only | Operator, Backup, Restore | | EtcdCluster | 1 Member | 3 Members |

Throughout this file deployment and configuration files are referenced in the form $TYPE-cluster.cfg and $TYPE-values.yaml. Depending on which type of deloyment you wish to install replace $TYPE with either minimal or full. If you set the environment variable to the desired deployment type, example below, then the commands can be executed via a simply copy and paste to your command line.

export TYPE=minimal


OK, if you really don't care how it starts and you just wanted started. After cloning the repository and making sure you have Go and Docker available, just execute ./voltha up and the minimal cluster should start.

To remove voltha use ./voltha down

Demo @ Speed NOTE: Shown significantly sped up (20x), actual install was about 8 minutes.

voltha up Configuration Options

This options should be set using environment variables, thus to start VOLTHA with the BBSIM POD you could use the following command:

WITH_BBSIM=yes voltha up
TYPEminimalminimal or full and determines number of cluster nodes and etcd cluster members
WITH_BBSIMnoShould the BBSIM POD be deployed?
JUST_K8SnoShould just the KinD Kubernetes cluster be depoyed? (i.e. no VOLTHA)
DEPLOY_K8SyesShould the KinD Kubernetes cluster be deployed?
SKIP_RESTART_APInoShould the VOLTHA API service be restarted after install to avoid known bug?
INSTALL_KUBECTLyesShould a copy of kubectl be installed locally?
INSTALL_HELMyesShould a copy of helm be installed locallly?
USE_GOyesShould the Go[lang] version of the OpenOLT adapter be used?
VOLTHA_LOG_LEVELWARNLog level to set for VOLTHA core processes
VOLTHA_CHARTonf/volthaHelm chart to used to install voltha
VOLTHA_ADAPTER_SIM_CHARTonf/voltha-adapter-simulatedHelm chart to use to install simulated device adapter
VOLTHA_ADAPTER_OPEN_OLT_CHARTonf/voltha-adapter-openoltHelm chart to use to install OpenOlt adapter
VOLTHA_ADAPTER_OPEN_ONU_CHARTonf/voltha-adapter-openonuHelm chart to use to install OpenOnu adapter

Create Kubernetes Cluster

Kind provides a command line control tool to easily create Kubernetes clusters using just a basic Docker envionrment. The following commands will create the desired deployment of Kubernetes and then configure your local copy of kubectl to connect to this cluster.

kind create cluster --name=voltha-$TYPE --config $TYPE-cluster.cfg
export KUBECONFIG="$(kind get kubeconfig-path --name="voltha-$TYPE")"
kubectl cluster-info

Initialize Helm

Helm provide a capabilty to install and manage Kubernetes applications. VOLTHA's default deployment mechanism utilized Helm. Before Helm can be used to deploy VOLTHA it must be initialized and the repositories that container the artifacts required to deploy VOLTHA must be added to Helm.

# Initialize Helm and add the required chart repositories
helm init
helm repo add incubator
helm repo add stable
helm repo add onf
helm repo update

# Create and k8s service account so that Helm can create pods
kubectl create serviceaccount --namespace kube-system tiller
kubectl create clusterrolebinding tiller-cluster-rule --clusterrole=cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kube-system:tiller
kubectl patch deploy --namespace kube-system tiller-deploy -p '{"spec":{"template":{"spec":{"serviceAccount":"tiller"}}}}'

Install EtcdOperator

ETCD Operator is a utility that allows applications to create and manage ETCD key/value clusters as Kubernetes resources. VOLTHA utilizes this utility to create its key/value store. NOTE: it is not required that VOLTHA create its own datastore as VOLTHA can utilize and existing datastore, but for this example VOLTHA will creates its own datastore

helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --namespace voltha --name etcd-operator stable/etcd-operator

Wait for operator pods

Before continuing the Kubernetes pods associated with ETCD Operator must be in the Running state.

kubectl get -n voltha pod

Once all the pods are in the Running state the output, for a full deployment should be similar to the output below. For a minimal deployment there will only be a single pod, the etcd-operator-etcd-operator-etcd-operator pod.

NAME                                                              READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
etcd-operator-etcd-operator-etcd-backup-operator-7897665cfq75w2   1/1       Running   0          2m
etcd-operator-etcd-operator-etcd-operator-7d579799f7-bjdnj        1/1       Running   0          2m
etcd-operator-etcd-operator-etcd-restore-operator-7d77d878wwcn7   1/1       Running   0          2m

It is not just VOLTHA

To demonstrate the capability of VOLTHA other partner applications are required, such as ONOS. The followins sections describe how to install and configure these partner applications.

NOTE: It is important to start ONOS before VOLTHA as if they are started in the reverse order ofagent sometimes does not connect to the SDN controller VOL-1764.

ONOS (OpenFlow Controller)

VOLTHA exposes an OLT and its connected ONUs as an OpenFlow switch. To control that virtual OpenFlow switch an OpenFlow controller is required. For most VOLTHA deployments that controller is ONOS with a set of ONOS applications installed. To install ONOS use the following Helm command:

helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --name onos onf/onos

Exposing ONOS Services

screen -dmS onos-ui kubectl port-forward service/onos-ui 8181:8181
screen -dmS onos-ssh kubectl port-forward service/onos-ssh 8101:8101

Installing and Configuring ONOS Applications

A script has been included,, that can be used to download and install the required applications into ONOS.


Install VOLTHA Core

VOLTHA has two main parts: core and adapters. The core provides the main logic for the VOLTHA application and the adapters contain logic to adapter vendor neutral operations to vendor specific devices.

Before any adapters can be deployed the VOLTHA core must be installed and in the Running state. The following Helm command installs the core components of VOLTHA based on the desired deployment type.

helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --namespace voltha --name voltha onf/voltha

During the install of the core VOLTHA components some containers may "crash" or restart. This is normal as there are dependencies, such as the read/write cores cannot start until the ETCD cluster is established and so they crash until the ETCD cluster is operational. Eventually all the containers should be in a Running state as queried by the command:

kubectl get -n voltha pod

The output should be similar to the following with a different number of etcd-operator and voltha-etcd-cluster pods depending on the deployment type.

NAME                                                         READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
etcd-operator-etcd-operator-etcd-operator-7d579799f7-xq6f2   1/1       Running   0          19m
ofagent-8ccb7f5fb-hwgfn                                      1/1       Running   0          4m
ro-core-564f5cdcc7-2pch8                                     1/1       Running   0          4m
rw-core1-7fbb878cdd-6npvr                                    1/1       Running   2          4m
rw-core2-7fbb878cdd-k7w9j                                    1/1       Running   3          4m
voltha-api-server-5f7c8b5b77-k6mrg                           2/2       Running   0          4m
voltha-cli-server-5df4c95b7f-kcpdl                           1/1       Running   0          4m
voltha-etcd-cluster-4rsqcvpwr4                               1/1       Running   0          4m
voltha-kafka-0                                               1/1       Running   0          4m
voltha-zookeeper-0                                           1/1       Running   0          4m

Install Adapters

The following commands install both the simulated OLT and ONU adapters as well as the adapters for an OpenOLT and OpenONU device.

helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --namespace voltha --name sim onf/voltha-adapter-simulated
helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --namespace voltha --name open-olt onf/voltha-adapter-openolt
helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --namespace voltha --name open-onu onf/voltha-adapter-openonu

Exposing VOLTHA Services

At this point VOLTHA is deployed and from within the Kubernetes cluster the VOLTHA services can be reached. However, from outside the Kubernetes cluster the services cannot be reached.

screen -dmS voltha-api kubectl port-forward -n voltha service/voltha-api 55555:55555
screen -dmS voltha-ssh kubectl port-forward -n voltha service/voltha-cli 5022:5022

Configure voltctl to Connect to VOLTHA

In order for voltctl to connect to the VOLTHA instance deplpoyed in the Kubernetes cluster it must know which IP address and port to use. This configuration can be persisted to a local config file using the following commands.

mkdir -p $HOME/.volt
voltctl -a v2 -s localhost:55555 config > $HOME/.volt/config

To test the connectivity you can query the version of the VOLTHA client and server.

voltctl version

The output should be similar to the following

 Version        unknown-version
 Go version:    unknown-goversion
 Vcs reference: unknown-vcsref
 Vcs dirty:     unknown-vcsdirty
 Built:         unknown-buildtime
 OS/Arch:       unknown-os/unknown-arch

 Version        2.1.0-dev
 Go version:    1.12.6
 Vcs feference: 28f120f1f4751284cadccf73f2f559ce838dd0a5
 Vcs dirty:     false
 Built:         2019-06-26T16:58:22Z
 OS/Arch:       linux/amd64

Create and Enable a Simulated device

Once all the containers are up and running, a simulated device to "test" the system can be created using the following command.

voltctl device create

NOTE: If the device fails to create and an error message is displayed you may have hit an existing bug in onos VOL-1661 . To work around this, use the included in the repository. After running this script you will have to quit and restart the screen sesssion associated with the voltha-api.

The output of the command will be the device ID. All the known devices can be listed with the following command.

voltctl device list

The output should be similar to the following

ID                          TYPE             ROOT    PARENTID    SERIALNUMBER    VLAN    ADMINSTATE        OPERSTATUS    CONNECTSTATUS
1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    simulated_olt    true                                0       PREPROVISIONED    UNKNOWN       UNKNOWN

To enable a device, specify the the device ID

voltctl device enable 1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8

When a device is enabled VOLTHA communicates with the device to discover the ONUs associated with the devices. Using the device and logicaldevice sub-commands, list and ports the information VOLTHA discovered can be displayed.

$ voltctl device list
ID                          TYPE             ROOT     PARENTID                    SERIALNUMBER           VLAN    ADMINSTATE    OPERSTATUS    CONNECTSTATUS
1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    simulated_olt    true     4F35373B6528          0       ENABLED       ACTIVE        REACHABLE
5660880ea2b602081b8203fd    simulated_onu    false    1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8      101     ENABLED       ACTIVE        REACHABLE
7ff85b36a13fdf98450b9d13    simulated_onu    false    1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    103     ENABLED       ACTIVE        REACHABLE
bda9d3442e4cf93f9a58b1f2    simulated_onu    false    1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    100     ENABLED       ACTIVE        REACHABLE
f546b18b101c287601d5a9dd    simulated_onu    false    1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    102     ENABLED       ACTIVE        REACHABLE

$ voltctl device ports 1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8
2         nni-2    ETHERNET_NNI    ENABLED       ACTIVE                    []
1         pon-1    PON_OLT         ENABLED       ACTIVE                    [{7ff85b36a13fdf98450b9d13 1} {bda9d3442e4cf93f9a58b1f2 1} {5660880ea2b602081b8203fd 1} {f546b18b101c287601d5a9dd 1}]

$ voltctl logicaldevice list
4F35373B6528    00004f35373b6528    1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    256                  2                   0x0000000f

$ voltctl logicaldevice ports 4F35373B6528
nni-2      1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8    2               true        2                  4f:35:37:3b:65:28    nni-2            0x00000004        0x00001020                   32
uni-103    7ff85b36a13fdf98450b9d13    103             false       103                0b:23:05:64:46:2b                     0x00000004        0x00001020                   32
uni-100    bda9d3442e4cf93f9a58b1f2    100             false       100                68:05:4a:56:28:5b                     0x00000004        0x00001020                   32
uni-101    5660880ea2b602081b8203fd    101             false       101                21:57:68:39:44:55                     0x00000004        0x00001020                   32
uni-102    f546b18b101c287601d5a9dd    102             false       102                01:02:03:04:05:06                     0x00000004        0x00001020                   32

When a device is enabled VOLTHA also presents that devices as a virtual OpenFlow switch to ONOS. This can be seen in ONOS via the CLI and UI. ONOS, in turn, pushes flows down to the virual OpenFlow device, which can then be displayed via the voltctl command. Seeing flows in voltctl demonstrates that VOLTHA has successfully presented the OLT/ONUs as an virtual OpenFlow switch to ONOS and ONOS has been able to enfluence the OLT/ONU configuraton by assigning flows.

$ ssh -p 8101 karaf@localhost
Welcome to Open Network Operating System (ONOS)!
     ____  _  ______  ____
    / __ \/ |/ / __ \/ __/
   / /_/ /    / /_/ /\ \

Mailing lists:

Come help out! Find out how at:

Hit '<tab>' for a list of available commands
and '[cmd] --help' for help on a specific command.
Hit '<ctrl-d>' or type 'system:shutdown' or 'logout' to shutdown ONOS.

onos> devices
id=of:00004f35373b6528, available=true, local-status=connected 6m51s ago, role=MASTER, type=SWITCH, mfr=, hw=simulated_pon, sw=simulated_pon, serial=, chassis=4f35373b6528, driver=default, channelId=, managementAddress=, protocol=OF_13
onos> ^D
Connection to localhost closed.
$ voltctl device flows 1d5382581e2198ded3b9bcd8
7504ed89e9db100f    0          40000       ~deb05c25    1         103                  0x888e                           103         4000                    0x8100        CONTROLLER
2d0d9951533d886c    0          40000       0            2         4000      0                     0x0000000000000067    103                      yes                      1
fa6b175a31b29ab2    0          40000       ~deb05c25    1         100                  0x888e                           100         4000                    0x8100        CONTROLLER
211e554ad8933810    0          40000       0            2         4000      0                     0x0000000000000064    100                      yes                      1
3c61b06b7140f699    0          40000       ~deb05c25    1         101                  0x888e                           101         4000                    0x8100        CONTROLLER
faf13be01f7220fe    0          40000       0            2         4000      0                     0x0000000000000065    101                      yes                      1
f0002ab45e5d9c0a    0          40000       ~deb05c25    1         102                  0x888e                           102         4000                    0x8100        CONTROLLER
cb6506ce6cd5f815    0          40000       0            2         4000      0                     0x0000000000000066    102                      yes                      1
1ba03e16bcc071eb    0          40000       ~2ab3e948    1         103                  0x0806                           103         4000                    0x8100        2
18d6c34108732730    0          40000       ~2ab3e948    1         100                  0x0806                           100         4000                    0x8100        2
c6a21ac1bc742efd    0          40000       ~2ab3e948    1         101                  0x0806                           101         4000                    0x8100        2
a8346901fe5c6547    0          40000       ~2ab3e948    1         102                  0x0806                           102         4000                    0x8100        2

$ voltctl logicaldevice flows 4F35373B6528
85df95ba0c6fbff3    0          40000       ~2ab3e948    0x0806     CONTROLLER    []
dd6707b7a6ff74cf    0          40000       ~deb05c25    0x888e     CONTROLLER    []


To remove the cluster simply use the kind command:

kind delete cluster --name=voltha-$TYPE


Create BBSIM Device

Install BBSIM Helm Chart

helm install -f $TYPE-values.yaml --namespace voltha --name bbsim onf/bbsim

Create BBSIM Device

voltctl device create -t openolt -H $(kubectl get -n voltha service/bbsim -o go-template='{{.spec.clusterIP}}'):50060

Enable BBSIM Device

voltctl device enable $(voltctl device list --filter Type~openolt -q)