OpenStack Crash Course – Neutron

Openstack Neutron is the networking service.  It is similar to AWS VPC or Azure VNET.

  • Manual and automatic management of networks and IP addresses.
  • Distinct networking models for different applications and user groups.
  • Flat networks (VLAN’s) for separating servers and traffic.
  • Supports both Static IP addresses and DHCP.
  • Floating IP addresses for dynamic rerouting to resources on the network.
  • Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, for multi-tenancy and scalability.
  • Management of intrusion detection systems (IDS), load balancing, firewalls, VPN’s, etc.