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Common OpenStack Deployments: Real-World Examples for Systems Administrators and Engineers by Matthew Fischer, Elizabeth K. Joseph

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3. Networking

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Before we launch into the deployment scenarios, it’s important to pause to discuss networking. Networking is a major consideration when configuring OpenStack. It will influence the hardware and environment choices you make and naturally has a significant amount of influence over the choices made for you and the deployment scenarios in this book.

Networking in OpenStack is also a complicated topic that trips up systems and networking administrators alike who are working to deploy OpenStack. Additionally, the physical network and equipment you have in your environment, such as a data center, will determine what you can do with the networking tooling that ...

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