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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Creating a Router using the Horizon dashboard and Neutron CLI

Once OpenStack is configured in order to support the Routing services, the next step is to create a Router. Similar to a Network, Subnet, and Port, a Router is a logical entity that is used by Neutron to provide connectivity between two different OpenStack Networks or Subnets.

In this recipe, we will see how to create a Router using the Horizon dashboard and Neutron CLI.

Getting ready

The only information required to create a Router is the name of the Router.

How to do it…

The following steps will show you how to create a Router in OpenStack:

  1. Log in to the OpenStack Horizon dashboard using the appropriate credentials.
  2. In the left navigation menu, navigate to Projects | Network | Router.
  3. Now ...

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