Configuring a layer 2 networking plugin

Before you can start the neutron-server service and consume the Neutron API, a networking plugin must be defined. The remainder of this chapter is dedicated to providing instructions on installing and configuring the monolithic LinuxBridge and Open vSwitch networking plugins.

Note

Switching between the plugins is not a trivial operation and can result in a complete loss of Neutron network configurations. For simplicity, I recommend sticking with the LinuxBridge plugin.

Configuring the LinuxBridge plugin

Neutron was configured to use the LinuxBridge plugin at the end of the preceding chapter to allow you to access the Neutron command-line interface. Other services, such as Nova (Compute) and the DHCP agent, require ...

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