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OpenStack Networking Essentials by James Denton

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Chapter 1. OpenStack Networking Components – an Overview

OpenStack Networking, otherwise known as Neutron, is an API-driven system for managing virtual and physical network resources in an OpenStack cloud. The job of Neutron is simple: it is meant to provide Networking as a Service (NaaS) to cloud environments. Users can leverage the Neutron API to build network architectures in the cloud that define the availability of their applications. Neutron strips away from the user much of the complexity of building rich network architectures in the cloud. In this book, you will learn about some of the basic networking features offered by Neutron, and you will build a small environment that will expose you to various methods of interacting with the Neutron ...

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