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OpenStack Networking Essentials by James Denton

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A reference architecture

In a reference implementation of Neutron, the following components can be found installed and running across the cloud infrastructure:

  • One or more Neutron API servers
  • A core network plug-in and driver
  • One or more DHCP agents
  • One or more metadata agents
  • One or more network plugin agents

The Neutron API is a powerful tool responsible for taking in user-defined network topologies and passing them to network plugins for implementation. Users can interface with the Neutron API using command-line utilities, Python libraries, or directly via HTTP.

Implementing the network

Neutron supports plugins, drivers, and agents that extend network functionality and implement networks and features defined by users. In this section, we will cover ...

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