Use provider network for internet?

asked 2016-12-23 07:49:54 -0600

ConnorJC gravatar image

The install guide states that the management network must have a gateway for internet access; however, my setup has a management network that is completely private (No internet access). Is it possible to instead use the provider network for internet access?

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Note: my provider network has multiple IPs, and I'm fine using one just for internet access.

ConnorJC gravatar imageConnorJC ( 2016-12-26 17:46:53 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-12-27 12:45:29 -0600

AmirV gravatar image

Yes it is possible. In fact, the Internet access for management network enables you to access Internet on your OpenStack servers, e.g. controller, object storage, etc. On the other hand, having Internet through provider network enables your instances (i.e. VMs) to access Internet.

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But don't I need the internet access the management network typically provides?

ConnorJC gravatar imageConnorJC ( 2016-12-28 08:07:01 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-01-02 15:33:23 -0600

tze gravatar image

Actually you don't need internet access on your management network, only for setup, update, API's access etc. If you like you can have isolated management network and only on net node you must have connection with provide network to give public access to your vm's. Personally i suggest to route internet access on management network because is very helpfully.

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