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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Installing and configuring the Neutron API service

The Neutron service provides an API for our services to access and define our software-defined networking. In our environment, we install the Neutron service on our controller node alongside our other API services such as Glance and Keystone.

Getting ready

Ensure you have a suitable server available for installation of the OpenStack network components. If you are using the accompanying Vagrant environment, this will be the controller node that we will be using.

Ensure you are logged in to the controller node. If you created this node with Vagrant, you can execute the following command:

vagrant ssh controller


Neutron requires access to a database and message queue. Check that the pre requisites have been installed by following the instructions at

How to do it...

To configure our OpenStack Controller node for Neutron, carry out the following steps:

  1. First update the packages installed on the node:

    sudo apt...