OpenStack Networking Cookbook

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  • Operate OpenStack Networking for public and private clouds
  • Configure advanced routing services for your workloads
  • Secure data traffic using firewall-as-a-service capabilities of OpenStack
  • Discover how to leverage VXLAN to implement SDN in your OpenStack cloud
  • Monitor the virtual networks using Ceilometer
  • Develop plugins to enhance and customize OpenStack Networking
  • Provide HA and VPN connectivity for your virtual machines
  • Troubleshoot and solve common problems with OpenStack Networking

Networking in OpenStack has evolved from Nova Network to Neutron. This has resulted in a rich suite of networking services available to OpenStack users and administrators. Advanced services such as routers, firewall, and load balancers use building blocks such as network and subnets. Recent improvements support powerful customization using plugins. The evolution of Neutron continues as it integrates with tools like Ceilometer and Heat.

This book will explore the built-in capabilities of Neutron to effectively deploy cloud solutions. You will begin with the most fundamental constructs of OpenStack Networking for switching and routing. You will then learn how to provide your tenants with services like firewalls and load-balancers. The step-by-step recipes will help you configure and troubleshoot networking problems in your cloud. This book will also introduce you to advanced topics like Ceilometer, Heat, and other upcoming tools in OpenStack

  • Build and manage virtual switching, routing, and firewall-based networks in OpenStack using Neutron
  • Develop plugins and drivers for Neutron to enhance the built-in networking capabilities
  • Monitor and automate OpenStack networks using tools like Ceilometer and Heat
Page Count 282
Course Length 8 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781785286100
Date Of Publication 22 Oct 2015


Sriram Subramanian

Sriram Subramanian is an experienced professional with over 19 years' experience of building networking and network management products. Since 2011, Sriram has been working with Juniper Networks, leading engineering teams responsible for OpenStack Neutron plugins, VMware integration, and network management products. He is a technologist with a passion for virtualization and cloud networking. Sriram blogs regularly at and loves experimenting with new technologies and programming. He is the author of OpenStack Networking Cookbook, Packt.

Chandan Dutta Chowdhury

Chandan Dutta Chowdhury is a tech lead at Juniper Networks Pvt. Ltd, working on OpenStack Neutron plugins. He has over 11 years of experience in the deployment of Linux-based solutions. In the past, he has been involved in developing Linux-based clustering and deployment solutions. He has contributed to setting up and maintaining a private cloud solution in Juniper Networks.

He was a speaker at the OpenStack Tokyo summit, where he presented the idea of adding firewall logs and other Neutron enhancements. He is speaker at the Austin summit where he talks about making enhancements to the Nova scheduler. He loves to explore technology.