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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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Installing and configuring the OpenStack Neutron networking service

The OpenStack Neutron project provides networking as a service to manage the networking between virtual instances. It is responsible for setting up virtual interfaces, configuring a software bridge, creating routes, and managing IP addressing.

For more information on the various Neutron services, refer to https://docs.openstack.org/security-guide/networking/architecture.html.

In this recipe, we are going to install and configure the following Neutron components:

  • neutron-server: This is the service that provides API to dynamically request and configure virtual networks
  • neutron-plugin-ml2: This is the framework that enables the use of various network technologies, such as ...

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