ORCA for an Aggregate Owner

Overview

NEuca and ORCA

ORCA works with a number of substrates - network and edge resources. The most common type of edge substrate is an OpenStack or Eucalyptus cluster with NEuca extensions. For provisioning bare-metal nodes (in contrast to VMs, done via OpenStack or Eucalyptus) you can also install xCAT in your cluster. You can deploy the cluster, add an ORCA installation and create an infrastructure that is usable by both GENI researchers and other groups, where resources can be strictly partitioned by delegating them to different brokers. You retain complete control of your infrastructure and decide how resources are apportioned between those delegated for external use and those reserved for your own users.

Other substrate types are also supported. For example, ORCA can provision a multi-layered BEN metro optical testbed, NLR Framenet (using Sherpa interface) and several other testbeds.

Installation

For the common authority actor controlling a Eucalyptus cluster follow the steps outlined in Authority installation and deployment document. You can also install your own broker and SM actors if you desire. Otherwise upon installation you should delegate your resources to one of the existing brokers.

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