[Openstack] Q: How do you set up your external networks?

Andreas Scheuring scheuran at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Oct 29 09:45:19 UTC 2014

So you want all users to direclty connect to this network? What about
the shared parameter?


"neutron net-create --shared public-net"


(irc: scheuran)

On Tue, 2014-10-28 at 15:08 -0400, Don Waterloo wrote:
> I think I am missing something on a best practice here.
> I have an external 'provider' network called ext-net.
> Into that i have attached via the admin-user a router called
> 'public-rtr' and a subnet called 'public'.
> If I set 'external:True' on public, then I can use heat constructs like this:
>   rtr:
>     type: OS::Neutron::Router
>     properties:
>       admin_state_up: True
>       name: 'rtr'
>       external_gateway_info:
>         network: "public"
> but, each user needs to be 'admin'.
> If I set external:False on public, I can attach instances manually to
> it, but i cannot use 'external_gateway_info' to attach a router to it.
> What am I supposed to do? I don't want all users to be admin, but i do
> want all users to be able to attach to the network.
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