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How to configure Neutron with XenServer

asked 2014-03-03 10:18:47 -0500

xionglingfeng gravatar image

updated 2014-03-03 11:04:23 -0500

Hi all. I searched but the information I got about Neutron and Xen are quite rare. In the official installation document and a great guide (here), only KVM is used.

In my deployment, I tried to added a network br-int in XenServer, and put all VM on that network. Also, the compute node is also plugged into that network. In computer node, I can read traffic sent by VM by

tcpdump -i eth3 # eth3 is the interface in Computer Node which connected to br-int network in XenServer

Based on the guides above, in computer node, I created two bridges: br-int and br-tun, and get oepnvswitch-agent configured. I tried to plug eth3 as a port in br-int of computer node, and run

tcpdump -i br-int

but no data captured. Although I do captured data sent by VM at eth3 of computer node, but br-int give me nothing.

Why this happened? Is there any better way to setup Neutron on Xen install?


P.S.: I found (some articles) mentioned that a dom0 agent is required for this installation to work. But no detail found.

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I am beggining with OpenStack in a Xen environment and my next step is configure Neutron too. I am still not having a clue but I thing that we should find the way to connect with xenbr0, xenbr1, etc. if I find any info, I will update you.


Roberto Cano Fernandez gravatar imageRoberto Cano Fernandez ( 2014-09-23 04:04:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-09 02:17:57 -0500

teclus gravatar image

I have the same query and I am looking at how to integrate xen with openstack. Do we have any doc's which we can refer to .

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answered 2015-01-13 10:16:19 -0500

Bob Ball gravatar image

Please see for some details on how to configure Neutron (formally known as Quantum) for XenServer.

In particular might be a useful deployment diagram

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answered 2014-12-04 11:39:23 -0500

yuecong1104 gravatar image

I am also trying to find some official documentation add one compute node as xen-server into openstack juno version. I have already installed openstack with neutron as the networking but I am only using KVM now. In the administration documentation of openstack, it says many neutron plungis only support KVM. (

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