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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Creating a Shared Network using Horizon

We have already seen situations where only the administrative users can create a Network. For example, only the administrators can create a Flat Network or a Network with a specific VLAN ID. In addition, we have seen that the administrative users can assign a Network to a particular tenant.

OpenStack also allows administrators to share a Network among all the tenants. This recipe shows you how to accomplish this.

Getting ready

In order to create a shared network, you will need the following information:

  • The Network name
  • The Network type—for this recipe we will use a Flat Network
  • The physical Network name—this information was configured in the ML2 plugin configuration file

How to do it…

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