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How to create a router to connect 2 subnets? [closed]

asked 2014-12-09 22:35:31 -0500

teju gravatar image

updated 2014-12-10 02:13:38 -0500

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I have created 2 networks,2 subnets and 2 ports as below:

neutron net-create test1;
neutron subnet-create --name subnet1_test1 test1;
neutron port-create test1 --binding:profile type=dict vnic_type=hostdev;
neutron net-create test2;
neutron subnet-create --name subnet1_test2 test2;
neutron port-create test2 --binding:profile type=dict vnic_type=hostdev;

I've booted 2 instances,one in network test1 and other in network test2

The 2 instances cannot ping each other since they are in a different subnet.

How to create a router to make the instances ping each other?

Please specify the commands if possible, else provide links.

Please specify if we have to add any security group rules.

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answered 2014-12-10 22:38:12 -0500

teju gravatar image

Here are the list of all commands I've used to make the instances on 2 different networks ping each other:

  1. Create networks, subnets,router,ports

neutron net-create net1 neutron subnet-create net1 neutron net-create net2 neutron subnet-create net2 neutron router-create router1

neutron router-interface-add router1 SUBNET1_UUID neutron router-interface-add router1 SUBNET2_UUID

neutron port-create net1 --binding:profile type=dict vnic_type=hostdev neutron port-create net2 --binding:profile type=dict vnic_type=hostdev

  1. Create br-ex and bind a port to it.

ovs-vsctl add-br br-ex ovs-vsctl add-port br-ex em2

  1. As soon as em2 is added as port to br-ex, em2 loses it's IP. So, run below commands to move IP to br-ex

ifconfig em2 ifconfig br-ex

  1. Create external network and subnet

neutron net-create ext-net --shared --router:external=True neutron subnet-create ext-net --name ext-subnet --allocation-pool start=,end= --disable-dhcp --gateway

  1. Launch 2 instances

nova boot --flavor 5 --image centos6.4 centos6.4_1 --nic port-id=<port id="" 1=""> nova boot --flavor 5 --image centos6.4 centos6.4_2 --nic port-id=<port id="" 2="">

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answered 2014-12-10 02:30:01 -0500

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The last command with allow ping traffic to and from both networks you listed if you are using the default security group.

neutron router-create router_test1
neutron router-interface-add <router-id> subnet1_test1
neutron router-interface-add <router-id> subnet1_test2

nova secgroup-add-rule default icmp -1 -1
nova secgroup-add-rule default icmp -1 -1
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Hi. The instances could not ping each other even after adding the security rules. Please help me debug this issue.

teju gravatar imageteju ( 2014-12-10 03:07:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-12-10 00:25:20 -0500

updated 2014-12-10 02:13:55 -0500

SamYaple gravatar image
neutron router-create router1
neutron router-gateway-set ROUTER NETWORK
neutron router-interface-add ROUTER SUBNET
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answered 2014-12-09 23:26:01 -0500

pramdoyal gravatar image

Hi Teju,

The link below will provide you step by step commands to follow to create a router and connect the 2 subnets.

Thanks Prakash

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Hi Prakash,

Thanks for the reply.

I created a router, but it's namespace is not created. As per the instructions in the link, the command ip netns list should have an entry like qrouter-<router-id>.

But, I don't see the entry for the new router

teju gravatar imageteju ( 2014-12-10 00:17:11 -0500 )edit

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