[Openstack-operators] [VMware][neutron]nova-network

Gilles Mocellin gilles.mocellin at nuagelibre.org
Sun Oct 4 21:11:31 UTC 2015

Le 04/10/2015 03:29, Adam Lawson a écrit :
> So I have to ask, last I heard, you have to run nova network if you 
> want to use OpenStack with VMware without an nsx license. Is this 
> still the case or are there plans for changes in the near future that 
> I missed where one can run neutron with VMware without an NSX license 
> procurement?
> Just wondering, haven't heard but I do know there are efforts to 
> sunset nova network at some point...
> //adam

I've just manage to make it work with Neutron ML2 / Linuxbridge / VLAN 
provider networks.
The only drawback is that you have to pre-create portGroups with the 
names of the linux bridges created on the compute node / network node.
You also have to create a trunk portGroup br-int, with promiscuous, 
transmit forge and MAC modification accepted.
This is where you connect the VLAN interface of your network node.

It's a bit condensed, but now you know it's possible !

There a ML2 mechanism driver : vmware_dvs that should ease this, 
creating the portgroups, but :
- It's not packages on Ubuntu cloud archive
- I didn't manage to make it work. I had errors creating some access 


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