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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Creating a Network with a specific VLAN

When the user creates a Network, the VLAN ID is automatically assigned to it. However, there can be situations when a Network is required to use a specific VLAN. This can happen when the physical network is preconfigured to carry a certain type of traffic using a specific VLAN ID.

Getting ready

You will need the following information to create a Network with a specific VLAN:

  • The project (tenant) name for which the Network needs to be created
  • A VLAN ID from the range configured in the ML2 configuration file

How to do it…

The following steps will show you how to create a Network with a specific VLAN ID:

  1. Log in to the OpenStack Horizon dashboard using a user ID with an administrative role.
  2. In the left navigation menu, ...

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