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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Second Edition by Cody Bunch, Kevin Jackson

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Installing and configuring OVS for Neutron

To create a Software Defined Network layer in OpenStack, we first need to install the software on our Network node. This node will utilize Open vSwitch as our switch that we can use and control when defining our networks when we use OpenStack. Open vSwitch, or OVS, is a production quality, multilayer switch. The following diagram shows the required nodes in our environment, which includes a Controller node, a Compute node and a Network node. For this section we are configuring the Network node.

Installing and configuring OVS for Neutron

Getting ready

Ensure you are logged onto the Network node and that it has Internet access to allow us to install ...

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