OpenStack Neutron 101

What is ‘Neutron’?

Neutron is the networking component of OpenStack. It’s the component responsible for managing your cloud networking resources and provide network devices connectivity.

It manages resources such as networks, routers, subnets, and ports and allows users to develop and implement plugins to makes use of various networking devices and technologies.

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Openstack Neutron: Introduction

Note: this introduction based on the great presentations: Introduction to OpenStack Neutron  by Assaf Amuller & Virtual Networking in OpenStack: Neutron 101 by Mark McClain and Kyle Mestery. So I highly recommend to watch those. If you don’t have the time or prefer reading, you have it gathered here. Enjoy 🙂

Neutron Core Concepts

Neutron three core concepts ( aka core resources) are:

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