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Can we launch an instance that behaves as a router in Openstack?

asked 2014-03-02 21:29:03 -0500

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Is it possible to launch an instance in Openstack that can behave as a router using dynamips or another router emulator? If it is, where can I find information about it?

What I want to do is reflect this physical topology in Openstack using neutron as similar as possible, (image description)


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Ideally any Linux box with multiple interfaces can made router to forward the packets. This also should be possible. Any VM which running Linux can be made. How this will help or fits in to overall networking has to thought through. I have not done/seen anything like this.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2014-03-03 01:21:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-03 10:46:10 -0500

updated 2014-03-03 10:54:35 -0500

With Neutron networking you can create a router within the system and do what you need to do with it. See screen shot below.

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Now I just added a new router and network (internal) and launched 2 VDI clients against it.

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Thank for the answer! But, for example, in this topology, your first VDI client can't connect with test instance using private IPs, right? Is it possible to connect two routers in Openstack with the fixed IPs?

JD gravatar imageJD ( 2014-03-03 11:40:06 -0500 )edit

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