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asked 2017-05-24 15:38:50 -0500

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updated 2017-05-24 15:47:03 -0500


I'm hoping someone can help me wrap my head around this.. The below is my scenario:

I have packstack installed OpenStack running on a CentOS 7 server on network It has an IP of It connects to this network via two bonded NICs. That is 'eno1' and 'eno2', bonded as interface 'bond0'.

I'd like to be able create instances on this very same network, and it should be able to see any other device on that network, and vice-versa.

For some reason I'm not understanding how this works from a high level, let alone any technical know-how. From my research, it appears I need to create a 'bridge' interface that bridges the network the instances live on with the physical network that the server is running on?

Can anyone kind of point me in a general direction with this so that I know I'm going down the path I need to be on?

Sorry this is so general. I will be happy to provide further information if needed.


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answered 2017-05-24 16:24:17 -0500

How to connect your Packstack to the external world: After that, the public network in the packstack cloud will be

Then you can launch the instance on public. Or you launch it on private, routed to public and with a floating IP from In both cases, the instance will see and be seen by other devices with IP addresses.

I don't know about "seeing" at network layer 2 though.

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Thank you for this! I will give it a whirl and report back.

azurepancake gravatar imageazurepancake ( 2017-05-24 17:21:02 -0500 )edit

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