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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Chapter 2. Using Open vSwitch for VLAN-Based Networks

In this chapter, we will demonstrate how Open vSwitch can be used to create and manage VLAN-based Networks for OpenStack tenants. The following recipes will be covered in this chapter:

  • Configuring Neutron to use the Open vSwitch mechanism driver
  • Configuring Neutron to use the VLAN type driver
  • Configuring the VLAN range to be used for the Networks
  • Viewing the VLAN allotted for a Network
  • Creating a Network with a specific VLAN
  • Viewing the virtual interface information on the compute node
  • Viewing the virtual interface information on the Network node

Introduction

As discussed in the first chapter, virtualization and cloud computing are pushing the network boundary from the physical network to the virtual ...

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