Discover the basics of virtual networking in OpenStack needed to implement various cloud network architecturesKey FeaturesLearn the difference between Open vSwitch and Linux bridge switching technologies Connect virtual machine instances to virtual networks, subnets, and portsImplement virtual load balancers, firewalls and routers in your networkBook DescriptionOpenStack Networking is a pluggable, scalable, and API-driven system to manage physical and virtual networking resources in an OpenStack-based cloud. Like other core OpenStack components, OpenStack Networking can be used by administrators and users to increase the value and maximize the utilization of existing datacenter resources. This book will walk you through an installation of OpenStack and provide you with a foundation that can be used to build a scalable and production-ready OpenStack cloud.In Learning OpenStack Networking, Third Edition, you’ll begin by reviewing physical network requirements and architectures necessary for an OpenStack environment providing core cloud functionality and will move through the installation of the Pike release of OpenStack using packages from the Ubuntu repository. Aoverview of Neutron networking foundational concepts including networks, subnets and ports will segue into advanced topics such as security groups, distributed virtual routers, virtual load balancers, VLAN tagging within instances, and more.What you will learnGet familiar with Neutron constructs, including agents and pluginsBuild foundational Neutron resources to provide connectivity to instancesWork with legacy Neutron routers and troubleshoot traffic through themExplore High-Availability routing capabilities utilizing VRRPCreate and manage load balancers and associated componentsManage security groups as a method of securing traffic to and from instancesWho This Book Is ForIf you are an OpenStack-based cloud operator and administrator who is new to Neutron networking and wants to build your very own OpenStack cloud, then this book is for you.Prior networking experience and a physical server and network infrastructure is recommended to follow along with concepts demonstrated in the book.About the AuthorJames Denton is a principal architect at Rackspace with over 15 years of experience in systems administration and networking. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a focus in Computer Information Systems from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He is currently focused on OpenStack operations and support within the Rackspace Private Cloud team. James is the author of the Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron), first and second editions, as well as OpenStack Networking Essentials both by Packt Publishing.
Author: James Denton
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