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Multiple neutron plugins

asked 2016-01-26 08:42:00 -0500

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Is it possible to install many plugins on the same neutron installation? Let's suppose I want to use standard OVS approach for a subset of compute nodes, while leveraging networking through Opencontrail on another subnet of compute nodes. Would it be possible?

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answered 2016-01-26 10:26:47 -0500


you can find the answer here, at neutron development wiki:

Quote from the previous link:

Q: Can I run multiple plugins at the same time?

A: No, only a single plugin can be run at a time, for a given Neutron API. That is because a "plugin" is really chunk of code that called to "implement" a particular API call. Just because there is one plugin, however, does not mean that you can only talk to one type of switch. One "plugin" can have multiple "drivers" that talk to different types of switches. For example, the Cisco plugin talks to multiple types of switches. There is no formal driver interface, but we encourage people to write the code that talks to a switch in a general way such that other plugins will be able to leverage it. A "driver" will usually be code that is able to talk to a particular switch model or family of switches. "drivers" usually will have methods for standard provisioning operations, like putting a port on a particular VLAN as the result of an attachment.

A. Yes, use the "meta-plugin" that calls code from two different existing plugins (


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Link from github does not exists, i cant find if the package is inside a common library or where to find it.

Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-01-26 10:33:39 -0500 )edit

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