Puppet module that installs and configures the OpenDaylight SDN controller




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Version information

  • 6.1.0 (latest)
  • 4.0.1
  • 4.0.0
  • 3.7.0
released Jul 3rd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=4.0.0 <5.0.0
  • RedHat

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opendaylight/opendaylight — version 6.1.0 Jul 3rd 2019


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description
  3. Setup
  1. Usage
  1. Reference
  2. Limitations
  3. Development
  4. Release Notes/Contributors


Puppet module that installs and configures the OpenDaylight Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

Module Description

Deploys OpenDaylight to various OSs either via an RPM or a Deb.

All OpenDaylight configuration should be handled through the ODL Puppet module's params.

By default, the master branch installs OpenDaylight from the latest testing RPM repository or from the latest stable Deb repository depending on the OS. The stable/ branches install corresponding older ODL versions.


What opendaylight affects

  • Installs Java, which is required by ODL.
  • Creates odl:odl user:group if they don't already exist.
  • Installs OpenDaylight, including a systemd unit file.
  • Manipulates OpenDaylight's configuration files according to the params passed to the ::opendaylight class.
  • Starts the opendaylight systemd service.

Beginning with opendaylight

Getting started with the OpenDaylight Puppet module is as simple as declaring the ::opendaylight class.


The most basic usage, passing no parameters to the OpenDaylight class, will install and start OpenDaylight with a default configuration.

class { 'opendaylight':

Karaf Features

To set extra Karaf features to be installed at OpenDaylight start time, pass them in a list to the extra_features param. The extra features you pass will typically be driven by the requirements of your ODL install. You'll almost certainly need to pass some.

class { 'opendaylight':
  extra_features => ['odl-netvirt-openstack'],

OpenDaylight normally installs a default set of Karaf features at boot. They are recommended, so the ODL Puppet mod defaults to installing them. This can be customized by overriding the default_features param. You shouldn't normally need to do so.

class { 'opendaylight':
  default_features => ['config', 'standard', 'region', 'package', 'kar', 'ssh', 'management'],

RPM Repository

The rpm_repo param can be used to configure which RPM repository OpenDaylight is installed from.

class { 'opendaylight':
  rpm_repo => '$basearch-devel',

The URL should be formatted like a baseurl in RPM .repo config files. In particular, note the $basearch variable, which should be left form the package manager (yum, dnf) to populate.

For additional information about ODL RPM repos, see the Integration/Packaging RPM repositories documentation.

This is only read for Red Hat-family operating systems.

Deb Repository

The deb_repo param can be used to configure which Deb repository OpenDaylight is installed from.

class { 'opendaylight':
  deb_repo => 'ppa:odl-team/carbon',

The naming convention is same as the naming convention of Launchpad PPA's, which is where ODL .debs are hosted. The ppa:odl-team/carbon example above would install OpenDaylight Carbon from the boron launchpad repo.

This is only read for Debian-family operating systems.


To change the port on which OpenDaylight's northbound listens for REST API calls, use the odl_rest_port param.

class { 'opendaylight':
  odl_rest_port => '8080',

Log Verbosity

It's possible to define custom logger verbosity levels via the log_levels param.

class { 'opendaylight':
  log_levels => { 'org.opendaylight.ovsdb' => 'TRACE', 'org.opendaylight.ovsdb.lib' => 'INFO' },

Enabling ODL HA

To enable ODL HA, use the enable_ha flag. It's disabled by default.

When enable_ha is set to true the ha_node_ips should be populated with the IP addresses that ODL will listen on for each node in the HA cluster and odl_bind_ip should be set with the IP address from ha_node_ips configured for the particular node that puppet is configuring as part of the HA cluster.

By default a single ODL instance will become the leader for the entire datastore. In order to distribute the datastore over multiple ODL instances, ha_db_modules parameter may be specified which will include the modules desired to separate out from the default shard, along with the Yang namespace for that module.

class { 'opendaylight':
  enable_ha     => true,
  ha_node_ips   => ['', '', ''],
  odl_bind_ip   => 0,
  ha_db_modules => {'default' => false, 'topology' => 'urn:opendaylight:topology'}

Configuring websocket address

Websocket address can be configured to the IP of ODL rather than default This IP will be defined by odl_bind_ip.



Public classes

  • ::opendaylight: Main entry point to the module. All ODL knobs should be managed through its params.

Private classes

  • ::opendaylight::params: Contains default opendaylight class param values.
  • ::opendaylight::install: Installs ODL from an RPM or a Deb.
  • ::opendaylight::config: Manages ODL config, including Karaf features and REST port.
  • ::opendaylight::service: Starts the OpenDaylight service.




Sets the Karaf features to install by default. These should not normally need to be overridden.

Default: ['config', 'standard', 'region', 'package', 'kar', 'ssh', 'management']

Valid options: A list of Karaf feature names as strings.


Specifies Karaf features to install in addition to the defaults listed in default_features.

You will likely need to customize this to your use-case.

Default: []

Valid options: A list of Karaf feature names as strings.


Specifies the port for the ODL northbound REST interface to listen on.

Default: '8080'

Valid options: A valid port number as a string or integer.


Repo URL to install ODL RPM from, in .repo baseurl format.


OpenDaylight Launchpad PPA repo to install .deb from (ppa:odl-team/boron, ppa:odl-team/carbon, ...).


Custom OpenDaylight logger verbosity configuration.

Default: {}

Valid options: A hash of loggers to log levels.

{ 'org.opendaylight.ovsdb' => 'TRACE', 'org.opendaylight.ovsdb.lib' => 'INFO' }

Valid log levels are TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, and ERROR.

The above example would add the following logging configuration to /opt/opendaylight/etc/org.ops4j.pax.logging.cfg.

# Log level config added by puppet-opendaylight = TRACE

# Log level config added by puppet-opendaylight = INFO

To view loggers and their verbosity levels, use log:list at the ODL Karaf shell.

Logger                     | Level
ROOT                       | INFO
org.opendaylight.ovsdb     | TRACE
org.opendaylight.ovsdb.lib | INFO

The main log output file is /opt/opendaylight/data/log/karaf.log.


Maximum size of OpenDaylight's log file, /opt/opendaylight/data/log/karaf.log.

Once this size is reached, the log will be rolled over, with up to log_max_rollover log rollovers preserved in total.

Default: 10GB

Valid options: A valid size as a string with unit specified.


Maximum number of OpenDaylight karaf.log rollovers to keep.

Note that if this is set to 1, log rollovers will result in loosing newly logged data. It's recommended to use values greater than one to prune from the end of the log.

Default: 2

Valid options: An integer greater than 0.


Enable or disable ODL High Availablity.

Default: false

Valid options: The boolean values true and false.

Requires: ha_node_ips, odl_bind_ip

The ODL Clustering XML for HA are configured and enabled.


Specifies the IPs that are part of the HA cluster enabled by enable_ha.

Default: []

Valid options: An array of IP addresses ['', '', ''].

Required by: enable_ha


Specifies the modules to use for distributing and sharding the ODL datastore.

Default: {'default'=> false}

Valid options: A hash of module and Yang namespace for the module (default has no namespace).

Requires: enable_ha


Specifies the index of the IP for the node being configured from the array ha_node_ips.

Default: ''

Valid options: Index of a member of the array ha_node_ips: 0.

This parameter is now deprecated and is no longer used.


Specifies the mechanism to be used for SNAT.

Default: controller

Valid options: conntrack, controller


Specifies the routing node for VPP deployment. A non-empty string will create config file org.opendaylight.groupbasedpolicy.neutron.vpp.mapper.startup.cfg with routing-node set.

Default: ''

Valid options: A valid host name to a VPP node handling routing.


Specifies the Java options to run ODL with as a string.

Default: ''

Valid options: A string of valid Java options.


Specifies the username to set for admin role in ODL.

Default: 'admin'

Valid options: A username string.


Specifies the password to set for admin role in ODL.

Default: 'admin'

Valid options: A password string.


  • Tested on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04.
  • Fedora is allowed but not well-tested, no Beaker coverage.


We welcome contributions and work to make them easy!

See CONTRIBUTING.markdown for details about how to contribute to the OpenDaylight Puppet module.

Release Notes

See the CHANGELOG for information about releases.