I don't have any networking background, is Openstack (neutron) a good place to learn it?

asked 2014-02-12 07:26:36 -0500

anonymous user


Your help is really appreciated.

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If you don't know networking, don't even think of OpenStack. Guys below have already suggested what you should do. Enjoy your time with networking first.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2014-02-12 10:52:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-12 07:54:55 -0500

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updated 2014-02-12 08:22:17 -0500

Hi I would say No, even though am no expert in OpenStack. there would be too many other things that would potentially "pollute" your learning as OpenStack is an orchestration of too many technology to grab.

this coursera course would be actually a nice way to introduce you to computer networks.

I hope this helps

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Sorry due to lack of privilege, I can't post links properly. Can a moderator kindly address the formating of the link ? thank you

black sensei gravatar imageblack sensei ( 2014-02-12 07:56:08 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-02-12 08:34:30 -0500

I would suggest you to follow this.

  1. Take the coursera course mentioned by black sensei above to develop your fundamentals on networks.

  2. Read Unix Network Programming by Richard Stevens, it is a good book to understand how socket programming is done in Unix and also teaches you the concepts of networking in Unix. The language used is C.

  3. When you are half way through point 1 and point 2, you can start working on Neutron. You need not know everything. When you feel you know quite much, you can proceed with Neutron.

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answered 2014-02-12 07:33:05 -0500

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Hi, If you want to know about the networking component of OpenStack, I would suggest you to go through this guide & then follow official install guide. [http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/openstack-ops/content/network_design.html] ( http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/opens... )

Hope it helps.

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