Software Defined Engineer

Getting started with OpenStack's provider networks

Provider networks might not seem like much at first glance but they are mighty powerful - they allow you to connect any network (L2 or L3) to your cloud. They are useful if your OpenStack workloads need private access to a legacy system on a specific VLAN. Common usage examples are physical appliances, storage systems, enterprise databases etc. In this post I will show you how to setup a provider network in an OpenStack cloud.