local.conf devstack compute and controller networking

asked 2020-09-01 17:05:44 -0600

jenia gravatar image

updated 2020-09-01 17:09:54 -0600


I'm going through the multi-node devstack tutorial and the local.conf network setup is a little confusing.

First of all, the HOST_IP is set to [1] on the controller node. But this IP is a worker node in the examples.

Does the HOST_IP point to the worker nodes in the local.conf on the controller node?

HOST_IP= # change this per compute node

Furthermore, the netmask for the FLOATING_RANGE is which gives the following ranges:

HostMin:       11000000.10101000.01111010.1 0000001
HostMax:       11000000.10101000.01111010.1 1111110

But the IPs of the workers nodes in the example are which is outside of the range.

Thirdly, does the HOST_IP in the controller nodes point to the IP of the controller itself setup [2] as in


auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

And finally, what is the purpose of the FIXED_RANGE=

P.S. Hyperlinks cannot be set in this GUI so I left the numbered references at the bottom like in a book

[1] https://docs.openstack.org/devstack/latest/guides/multinode-lab.html#configure-compute-nodes (https://docs.openstack.org/devstack/l...)

[2] https://docs.openstack.org/devstack/latest/guides/multinode-lab.html#network-configuration (https://docs.openstack.org/devstack/l...)

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