LISP Flow Mapping

Major Features


  • Feature URL: MSMR

  • Feature Description: This is the core feature that provides the Mapping Services and includes the LISP southbound plugin feature as well.

  • Top Level: Yes

  • User Facing: Yes

  • Experimental: No

  • CSIT Test: CSIT


  • Feature URL: Neutron

  • Feature Description: This feature provides Neutron integration.

  • Top Level: Yes

  • User Facing: Yes

  • Experimental: Yes


Security Considerations

  • Do you have any external interfaces other than RESTCONF?

  • Yes, the southbound plugin.

    • If so, how are they secure?

      • LISP southbound plugin follows LISP RFC6833 security guidelines.

    • What port numbers do they use?

      • Port used: 4342

  • Other security issues?

    • None

Quality Assurance

  • Link to Sonar Report (59.6%)

  • Link to CSIT Jobs

  • All modules have been unit tested. Integration tests have been performed for all major features. System tests have been performed on most major features.

  • Registering and retrieval of basic mappings have been tested more thoroughly. More complicated mapping policies have gone through less testing.


  • Is it possible to migrate from the previous release? If so, how?

    • LISP Flow Mapping service will auto-populate the data structures from existing MD-SAL data upon service start if the data has already been migrated separately. No automated way for transferring the data is provided in this release.


  • Is this release compatible with the previous release?

    • Yes

  • Any API changes?

    • No

  • Any configuration changes?

    • No

Bugs Fixed

  • None

Known Issues

  • Clustering is still an experimental feature and may have some issues particularly related to operational datastore consistency.

  • Link to Open Bugs


  • List of features/APIs that were EOLed, deprecated, and/or removed from this release.


  • The LISP implementation module and southbound plugin conforms to the IETF RFC6830 and RFC6833, with the following exceptions:

    • In Map-Request message, M bit(Map-Reply Record exist in the MapRequest) is processed, but any mapping data at the bottom of a Map-Request are discarded.

    • LISP LCAFs are limited to only up to one level of recursion, as described in the IETF LISP YANG draft.

    • No standards exist for the LISP Mapping System northbound API as of this date.

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