Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 18.01

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This page tracks release information for 18.01.

Release Deliverables

Name Description
Infra DPDK 17.11 integration

IP Reassembly

TCP Checksum Offload

SNAT / NAT One armed NAT

NAT64: multi thread

Twice NAT

Fragmentation / Reassembly


Removed old SNAT API

Delete session API/CLI

NAT64 to use IPv4 address from interface

Performance improvement

Port restricted NAT44 for MAP-E CE

NAT44 identity mapping

API VPP stats (Broadcast & Multicast support)
Host stack VPP TCP stack - scale / congestion

VPP Comms Library (VCL)

ACL ACL stats
Kube-proxy Data Plane Support ingress load balancing and DNAT

Support egress SNAT

Support three service types.

Release Milestones

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2017-12-20 APIs frozen. Only low-risk changes accepted on main branch.
RC1 2018-01-03 (F0+14) Code complete, pull first release throttle branch, only bug fixes accepted on throttle train. After pull: main branch reopens for new feature / risky commits. First artifacts posted.
RC2 2018-01-10 (RC1+7) Second artifacts posted.
Formal Release 2018-01-24 (RC2+14) 18.01 artifacts available

NOTE: Dates chosen based on:

  • mid-month release
  • milestone + days
  • day after VPP community meeting, for discussion, go/no-go

Once we've pulled the 18.01 release throttle

We need to be disciplined with respect to bugfix commits. Here are a few common-sense suggestions:

  • All bug fixes must be double-committed to the release throttle as well as to the master branch
    • Commit first to the release throttle, then "git cherry-pick" into master
    • Manual merges may be required, depending on the degree of divergence between throttle and master
  • All bug fixes need to have a Jira ticket
    • Please put Jira IDs into the commit messages.
    • Please use the same Jira ID for commits into the stable branch and master.

Features to be added in 18.01


Expected Dependencies on Other Projects