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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Configuring Neutron to use the Linux bridge mechanism driver

The ML2 plugin can support many mechanisms in order to provide the core functionality. We will see how a Linux bridge can act as a mechanism driver for the ML2 plugin. This recipe shows you how to configure an ML2 plugin with a Linux bridge as the mechanism driver.

Getting ready

Configuring ML2 to use a Linux bridge as the mechanism driver requires changes to the ML2 plugin configuration file. We will also have to configure the Linux bridge with a tenant network type and the alias for the Linux bridge that is bound to the physical network adapter of the node.

How to do it…

The following steps will show you how to configure Linux as the mechanism driver for the ML2 plugin:

  1. With the appropriate ...

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