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Production Ready OpenStack - Recipes for Successful Environments by Arthur Berezin

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Configuring Neutron VXLAN and GRE tenant networks using Open vSwitch

Neutron supports creating layer 2 network overlays for tenant network traffic on top of Layer-3 networks using network tunneling technologies. In this recipe, we will configure Neutron to create GRE and VXLAN network overlays using Open vSwitch (OVS).

We will configure a topology of Neutron Networking Node that runs the Neutron Server main service, Open vSwitch agent, other Neutron service agents, such as L3 and DHCP. All OpenStack compute nodes run the open vSwitch agent to manage local L2 networks.

Configuring Neutron VXLAN and GRE tenant networks using Open vSwitch

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In this recipe, we will configure Neutron to use the ML2 plugin with ...

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