self-service networks with Open vSwitch (Liberty)

asked 2016-02-27 04:51:39 -0600

harshavardhan gravatar image

Hi all! i'm newbie to OpenStack. I want to configure self-service networks with Open vSwitch. In networking guide only provider networks is documented. Please help me with the configuration. Can I use Open vSwitch with three node architecture ( controller + 2 compute ) for self-service networks? Thanks in advance.

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Self service networks usually are tenant networks, when you configure neutron you'll configure tenant networks too. Also, provider networks are self service in some way. You as admin, create a provider network and clients reserve their IPs from that provider network.


Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-02-29 12:07:05 -0600 )edit

@Eduardo Gonzalez Thanks for the reply. You didn't get my question I guess. Just want to use OVS in Tenant and external networks in liberty and I want help regarding how to configure.

harshavardhan gravatar imageharshavardhan ( 2016-03-01 10:07:38 -0600 )edit

Ok, i didnt get your question, sorry. You can follow install guides from official docs. They configure ML2 with OVS. Regards

Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-03-01 11:29:14 -0600 )edit

If you find any issue, post a question with the issue.

Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-03-01 11:30:56 -0600 )edit

@Eduardo Gonzalez Thank you very much for the prompt reply. In installation guide of liberty tenant and external networks are configured using Linux bridge. I want to use OVS. can i get some links where OVS is used for configuration in Liberty.

harshavardhan gravatar imageharshavardhan ( 2016-03-01 19:53:09 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-02 00:23:48 -0600

updated 2016-03-02 00:26:09 -0600

Hi @harshavardhan.

Here you got the configuration reference for classic networks with OVS on Liberty.

You can go through that page searching for other methods.


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@Eduardo Gonzalez Thank You. I want to use DVR. Can i follow Kilo installation guide?

harshavardhan gravatar imageharshavardhan ( 2016-03-03 01:24:52 -0600 )edit

Yes, but you need to make some changes to configure DVR. I don't really know if DVR was considered stable in Kilo, although in Liberty it is. Liberty guide:


Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-03-03 01:46:11 -0600 )edit

@Eduardo Gonzalez Thanks for the reply and time for sharing knowledge on blogs. I will follow your blog.

harshavardhan gravatar imageharshavardhan ( 2016-03-03 04:56:56 -0600 )edit

Note that is for liberty, but it should be something similar. Is just to make an idea about how it should be configured.

Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-03-03 05:09:08 -0600 )edit

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