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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Creating a Network using OpenStack CLI

We have seen how to use the Horizon dashboard to create a Network. Let's now do the same with OpenStack CLI. Several CLI commands offer additional capabilities when compared to the dashboard. So it is good to develop a sound knowledge of the CLI commands.

Getting ready

You will need the following information to create a Network using CLI:

  • The login credentials for SSH to a node where the Neutron client packages are installed (usually the controller node)
  • A shell RC file that initializes the environment variables for CLI

How to do it…

The next set of steps will show you how to use the Neutron CLI commands to create a Network:

  1. Using the appropriate credentials, SSH into the OpenStack node where the Neutron client ...

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