[Rdo-list] Quantum in Packstack

Gary Kotton gkotton at redhat.com
Wed Jun 19 06:07:35 UTC 2013

On 06/19/2013 12:30 AM, Perry Myers wrote:
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> On 06/18/2013 05:03 PM, Forrest Taylor wrote:
>> Perry,
>> I was playing with the 2013-06-18.1 puddle and I noticed when I
>> run packstack, OpenStack Networking is used by default.  However,
>> there are no routers, networks or subnets configured.  Are there
>> plans to enable a router, network and/or subnet in packstack?
> That's a good question and one that we've been discussing a bit...
> Packstack installs the services, and gets things set up so that an
> admin can then start creating tenants.
> But, since Packstack doesn't know how many tenants you want to set up,
> or anything, it can't really know what networks and subnets you want
> created.
> Typically the task of creating a tenant network/subnet/router would be
> done by a cloud administrator at the point at which they create a new
> tenant.  Right now, that would involve a sequence of manual steps.

An important thing to note here is that only an administrator can create 
a provider network.

> It could be that an OpenStack management solution of some sort could
> help to automate those tasks (since they do span multiple components),
> or a simple script could help.
> There has been talk about giving Packstack an option to create a
> single tenant, network, subnet by default.  This would be useful for
> both testing environments as well as allinone or demo installs.  I
> believe Maru (cc'd) has been working on changes to puppet modules to
> support this, and Terry/Ryan (cc'd) are working on integrating this
> into Packstack.
> But this doesn't solve the more general issue of "after Packstack
> deployment, I create 10 new tenants... who/how does the network/subnet
> creation happen?"
> Right now, it's just documentation, but perhaps in the future there is
> a better solution.  Brent (cc'd) is helping to chase this down.
> I've cc'd some folks that might be able to weigh in on this
> Perry
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