using openstack+openvswitch without quantum

asked 2011-11-15 02:06:33 -0600

hey, guys,I'am using openvswitch + nova,but without quantum,just adding flags: "--linuxnet_ovs_integration_bridge=ovs-br" "" "--libvirt_vif_type=ethernet" "--libvirt_vif_driver=nova.virt.libvirt.vif.LibvirtOpenVswitchDriver"

to ovs,I wrote a script to add modules(openvswitch_mod.ko & brcompat_mod.ko) and "ovs-vsctl add-br ovs-br"

Then euca-run-instances, it's ok. So, can someone tell me,why to choose quantum as a ovs plugin in openstack, or it can do something better than I'm doing now?

Thank you

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answered 2011-11-15 02:32:58 -0600

Thank you , danwent, look forward to your quantumdemo supporting floatdhcp.

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answered 2011-11-15 02:19:19 -0600

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Hi Wallace,

If you want to create VMs with a single NIC that are attached to a single OVS bridge shared by all OpenStack VMs, what you did is sufficient. Quantum is not needed for such simple deployments.

Quantum provides: - An API to define network connectivity, so you can flexibly create private networks and rich multi-tier network topologies.
- A way to leverage different back-end technologies, for example, to isolate VMs on different networks. A quantum plugin might use VLANs for segmentation, or more advanced L2-in-L3 tunneling.
- An API extension mechanism to expose more advanced networking functionality, such as QoS, security policies, etc.

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answered 2011-11-15 02:33:17 -0600

Thanks dan wendlandt, that solved my question.

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