OpenStack integration

MidoNet works very well with OpenStack, taking over nearly all of the networking functions currently found in OpenStack, including Layer 2 network isolation, Layer 3 routing, security groups, floating IPs, and more.

MidoNet integrates with OpenStack by providing an OpenStack Networking plugin, as well as drivers for OpenStack Networking. End users can use the same OpenStack API, GUI, and CLI commands; MidoNet hooks into existing API calls and handles all the networking calls in a seamless manner.

You may also configure a management network that links all servers hosting OpenStack and MidoNet software. This network would provide out-of-band management of your cloud software.

You may arrange OpenStack deployment into two types of nodes: Controller nodes and Compute nodes.

  • The Controller node typically hosts such services as: nova-api, nova-cert, nova-conductor, nova-scheduler, nova-consoleauth, and neutron.
  • The Compute nodes typically host the nova-compute and hypervisor services. Nova-compute should not be installed on the Controller node.

On RHEL distributions, "openstack" may be prepended to the OpenStack package name, for example, "openstack-nova-api".

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