Using OpenStack Dashboard to manage Neutron networks

The OpenStack Dashboard has the ability to view, create, and edit Neutron networks, which makes managing complex software-defined networks much easier. Certain functions, such as creating shared networks and provider routers, require a user to be logged into the OpenStack Dashboard as a user with admin privileges, but any user can create private networks. To help with managing complex software-defined networks, the OpenStack Dashboard provides an automatically updating network topography.

Getting ready

Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at, and log in as a user, such as the demo user created in the Adding users to Keystone recipe of Chapter ...

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