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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Creating a Network with a specific VNI

In this recipe, we will see how to create a VXLAN-based virtual network using a specific VNI. Normally, Neutron would automatically allocate a VNI for a VXLAN-based virtual network from the range of available VNIs, but there are situations when users need a network with a specific VNI. In such cases, an OpenStack administrator can create a virtual network with a manually assigned VNI.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need to access OpenStack as an administrator. You will also need the following information:

  • The SSH login credentials for the node where the Neutron client packages are installed
  • An administrative level access to OpenStack
  • The Network name
  • A VNI for the virtual network

How to do it…

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