In the previous chapters, we started with basic Ubuntu Linux boxes and progressed to having compute as a defined service. Now, we move on to network connectivity. In this chapter, we will set up Neutron and perform some basic software-defined networking, which will allow us to provide our Nova instances with the networking they need.
Falling as it does in the learning series intended for beginners, this book will allow us to explore some straightforward examples. Once a basic understanding about networking and Neutron itself is gained, Neutron can be used to configure networking in some fancy ways.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics: