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Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron) - Second Edition by James Denton

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Configuring the Open vSwitch driver and agent

The Open vSwitch mechanism driver is included with the ML2 plugin and was installed in Chapter 3, Installing Neutron. The following sections will walk you through the configuration of Neutron and Nova to utilize the Open vSwitch driver and agent.

Note

While the LinuxBridge and Open vSwitch agents and drivers can coexist in the same environment, they should not be installed and configured simultaneously on the same host.

Installing the Open vSwitch agent

To install the Open vSwitch agent, issue the following command on all nodes:

# apt-get install neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent

Dependencies, such as the Open vSwitch components openvswitch-common and openvswitch-switch, will be installed. If prompted to ...

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