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OpenStack Networking Essentials by James Denton

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Chapter 4. Interfacing with Neutron

In the previous chapter, we discovered the core elements of networks, subnets, and ports, which make up the Neutron API data model. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the common ways in which users can interface with Neutron to build and manage those virtual network resources.

Users can interface with Neutron to create and manage network resources in a variety of ways, including:

  • The Horizon dashboard
  • The Neutron client
  • The Nova client
  • cURL
  • Software Development Kits (SDKs)

Depending on the operation, not all methods provide the same capabilities and access to various Neutron features. Many casual users prefer to interface with OpenStack via the Horizon dashboard or command-line clients, while developers may rely ...

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