Openflow and nginx webserver

Tag: nginx , openstack Author: ysyisland Date: 2014-04-10

I am a newbie to openstack. I understand that neutron can be used to deploy openflow compatible network L2-L3 devices e.g ovs deployed on the fly. Can this be extended to deploying say L7 devices e.g. webservers like nginx. ? Googling doesnt yield any tangible answers. Inputs appreciated

Best Answer

Neutron has been designed to cater to openstack's l2 and l3 needs alone. If you are looking for deploying other services you should take a look at the heat project.


Openstack is very modular. Each service has a specific purpose and you can add a new service without much difficulty.