Multiple core plugins for single neutron server instance

asked 2013-10-29 18:39:19 -0500

ehankins gravatar image

We have an existing Neutron environment relying on linuxbridge plugin making heavy use of provider VLANs

We're looking to add support for Windows VMs via Hyper-V within the same environment.

Is it at all possible to drive both LinuxBridge and Hyper-V plugins from a single neutron server instance? Maybe with the meta plugin?

I know that service_plugins supports a compound value but it seems that core_plugin will only ever take one.

As a single quantum server can only use a single core_plugin type, is there any solution to driving multiple compute node networking agent types within a single OpenStack instance?

Looking at and it seems promising, though I haven't found an example of configuring it just yet.

If anyone has had success with the meta plugin in concert with LinuxBridge and Hyper-V (or any two other core_plugin types) I'd love to see a config fragment.


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answered 2013-10-29 18:44:35 -0500

mestery gravatar image

Hi Eric:

What you want is to utilize the ML2 plugin in Havana, which has support for both Linuxbridge and Hyper-V agents. This should allow for you to run both at the same time.

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answered 2013-10-29 18:45:15 -0500

rkukura gravatar image

Please check out the ml2 plugin introduced in havana. It supports the openvswitch, linuxbridge, and hyperv L2 agents concurrently within the same deployment.

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answered 2013-10-29 18:49:40 -0500

ehankins gravatar image

Understood, thanks guys. I will accelerate my production migration from Grizzly to Havana instead of try to wedge metaplugin into Grizzly.

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