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Openstack Juno – Multihost Networking

This blog is part of my series on Openstack Juno.

In this blog, I will cover adding a compute host to the Openstack Devstack cluster and connect the 2 hosts using either vxlan or gre encapsulation.
Lets first do the stacking on the controller host using the steps mentioned in my previous blog.
Lets look at the hypervisor list. As expected, we see only 1 host.

$ nova hypervisor-list
| ID | Hypervisor hostname     |
| 1  | sreeubuntu14-VirtualBox |

Lets look at the networks created by default:

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Cloud policy – Congress and Opflex

Recently, I saw a lot of press on Cisco’s Opflex protocol that allows a declarative policy model to control a physical or virtual device. There were discussions around if the Opflex protocol would replace Ovsdb and Openflow. Within Openstack, there is a new project called Congress that allows for creating a policy framework within Openstack. This blog is my attempt to get into more details on Congress and Opflex and explain the relationship between them. This is mostly information gathered from different references that I have listed in the end.


Congress is a new Openstack project that is used to enforceĀ compliance within the cloud environment. The end goal would be to integrate Congress with other cloud orchestration software as well. Compliance could be needed because of Government regulations, contracts between organizations, SLA enforcement etc. Following picture illustrates the need for Congress.

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