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Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron) by James Denton

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Chapter 3. Installing Neutron

In a nutshell, OpenStack Networking provides virtual networking services to resources managed by the Nova (Compute) service. In this chapter, I will walk you through the installation of the Neutron networking services in the OpenStack environment installed in the previous chapter.

The services to be installed include:

  • Neutron API server
  • Switching plugins
  • DHCP agent
  • Metadata agent

By the end of this chapter, you will have a basic understanding of the functions of various Neutron agents, as well as the foundation on which a virtual switching infrastructure can be built.

Basic Neutron constructs

Network configuration in the Havana release of OpenStack is managed using version 2.0 of the Neutron API. The Neutron API can be used ...

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