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### [ocata] [magnum] [neutron] failing to create a cluster on "provider" network

On our ocata openstack install, we've chosen to configure the neutron "option1" https://docs.openstack.org/ocata/install-guide-ubuntu/overview.html#network1 "Provider networks" (so not the option with vxlan https://docs.openstack.org/ocata/install-guide-ubuntu/overview.html#networking-option-2-self-service-networks)

This is quite nice and simple for VMs, they get the flat internal IP and we get less network complexity.

Now, we're trying to install and use magnum https://docs.openstack.org/ocata/install-guide-ubuntu/additional-services.html#container-infrastructure-management-service-magnum (which by the way doesn't seem to mention that it requires heat - which we installed for it). The "test the install" part says that creating a subnet is optional https://docs.openstack.org/project-install-guide/container-infrastructure-management/ocata/launch-instance.html#create-an-external-network-optional so we skipped that.

The template looks like this (trying to replace the external-network from public to provider)

magnum cluster-template-create --name swarm-cluster-template     \
--image fedora-atomic-ocata                \
--keypair arthur \
--external-network provider  \
--dns-nameserver 8.8.8.8   \
--master-flavor m1.small   \
--flavor m1.small  \
--coe swarm


For the creation of the cluster we get an error :

  magnum cluster-create --name swarm-cluster \
--cluster-template swarm-cluster-template


Here is the status_reason :

 ERROR: Failed to validate: : resources.network: : HEAT-E99001 Service neutron is not available for resource type Magnum::Optional::Neutron::RouterInterface, reason: Required extension router in neutron service is not available.


So my question is this : is it possible to get magnum to work with the provider networks / flat approach or if we want to use it do we have to switch to the vxlan neutron approach ?