Distributed and Centralized Routing
L3 routers can be configured in centralized mode or distributed mode.
In centralized mode, routing is configured only on the border leaf pairs. In contrast, for distributed mode, routing is configured on the corresponding leaf nodes where the endpoints reside.
During router creation, You can provide centralized mode or distributed mode as input:
openstack router create R1 --distributed openstack router create R2 --centralized
The default option is centralized, so the following command creates centralized routing:
openstack router create R2
The L3 service plugin passes this information to EFA. Then, the EFA Tenant Service configures VRF or routing on border leafs or on leaf nodes, based on the configuration mode.
- The OpenStack integration works with only one pair of border leaf devices. The centralized routing instance is created on this pair. Ensure that you add only one border leaf pair during fabric creation.
- Only centralized router is supported at this time. The creation of a distributed router is disabled.