VOLTHA 2.4 Release Notes¶
VOLTHA 2.4 together with ONOS 2.2.3 is the first release with full support for all 3 operator workflows - AT&T’s 1 TCONT- 4 GEMs, Deutsche Telekom’s FTTH 1 TCONT- 8 GEMs, and Turk Telekom’s Multi-TCONT triple-play workflows. Also, for the first time, this release supports whitebox GPON OLTs and in-band management of remotely-located OLTs. It improves on performance and scale, achieving the MVP 1.0 requirements for production deployments of 2 OLTs with 500 ONUs each for the AT&T and DT workflows. The release also expands on automated-tests, with over 100+ tests run nightly in regression testing jobs across 3 hardware pods, delivering improved stability and robustness. VOLTHA 2.4 also comes on top of up-to-date versions of key infrastructure components such as HELM 3 and Kubernetes 1.18.
Features & Improvements¶
Full support for Turk Telekom triple play workflow with HSIA, Multicast IPTV, VoIP and VoD using T-CONTS per service. Two new ONOS apps introduced - igmp-proxy and mcast
Support for multiple OLTs in a single-VOLTHA stack.
Support for GPON OLTs, specifically EdgeCore’s ASGvOLT64 OLT
Support for ONOS controller clustering (typically with 3 ONOS instances and 3 Atomix instances) for scale and high availability. All 7 ONOS applications used with VOLTHA upgraded to work in a clustered setting.
Support for multiple ONU adaptor instances for scaling out (internal to a VOLTHA stack)
Support for In-band Management of OLTs
BAL transitioned from version 184.108.40.206 to version 220.127.116.11 with several bug fixes
Full DT and ATT workflow support on BBSIM simulator for scale testing
Scale improvements to meet MVP 1 targets of 2 OLTs with 500 ONUs each for both DT and ATT workflows, including several improvements to VOLTHA core data models.
Enhanced Meter handling for Bandwidth profile support.
Enhanced Group handling and cleanup.
Update to Kubernetes 1.18.5
Update to Helm3 of all the charts and deployment tools.
Automated tests run on both hardware and BBSim platforms, please use the VOLTHA-2.4 view under https://jenkins.opencord.org/
Sanity test on hardware for TT workflow
In Band Management of OLT on one of the ONF Menlo testing pods
GPON OLT test job in Berlin pod
Met required scale measurements with 2 OLTs and 500 ONUs each for both ATT and DT workflows
Updated documentation with workflow specific orientation and published on https://docs.voltha.org
[VOL-3376] Data rate error margin beyond allowed limit
[VOL-3377] In-band interface does not get an IP address from DHCP sometimes due to an issue in BAL. Workaround automatically reboots the OLT.
[VOL-3125] Bandwidth profile not enforced with BAL 18.104.22.168.
[VOL-3241] Scale measurements require the use of etcd in-memory
2.5.7 with container images:
2.5.10 with container image voltha-openolt-adapter:
2.4.6 with container image voltha-openonu-adapter:
ONOS App versions:
BAL 22.214.171.124 SDK
Available from EdgeCore site
Out of band management
ONL version (both GPON and XGSPON) ONL-onl-4.14_ONL-OS8_2020-04-14.1946-72b95a7_AMD64_INSTALLED_INSTALLER
In band management
use ONL image, comprising of Bal and openolt (available from edgecore site) for ASFVOLT16
Get access credentials for https://edgecore.quickconnect.to and then login and navigate to File_Station -> EdgecoreNAS, and then the folder /ASXvOLT16/OpenOLT_Agent/From_ONF_Distribution/ and pick the version above
A full list of Jira tickets releated to the VOLTHA 2.4 release is available here .