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.
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 http://bit.ly/OpenStackCookbookPreReqs.