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Wednesday, November 5 • 09:00 - 09:40
Migrating Production Workloads from OVS to Linux Bridge w/ ML2

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While OpenVswitch has proven incredibly useful for environments with a need for rapidly changing networks, it has some shortcomings in more compact environments with a less robust or redundant infrastructure. In order to provide a more stable environment for our customers, we have chosen to use the ML2 plugin with Linux Bridge.

We'll discuss how we were able to migrate private cloud environments from OpenVswitch using the OVS plugin to the Linux Bridge plugin under ML2 without having to redefine networks or unplug or re-IP instances. We'll demonstrate configuration file and database changes, procedures and best practices we found during the migration. Finally, we will discuss the pros/cons and capabilities of each product and make users aware of any caveats that they may expect with this particular migration.


James Denton (Openstack Network Architect - Rackspace)

Kevin Stevens (Openstack Engineer - Rackspace)

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James Denton

Principal Architect, Rackspace
James Denton is a Principal Network Architect for Rackspace, and has been involved with OpenStack on the Rackspace Private Cloud team since 2012. He is the author of "Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron)" released in 2014, and is currently working on a second edition of the same... Read More →
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Kevin Stevens

Openstack Engineer
Kevin Stevens is an Openstack Engineer on the Private Cloud team at Rackspace. He has operated/built Openstack clouds for customers with a range of technical needs for more than 3 years. Kevin is intimately familiar with Nova-Network and Quantum/Neutron and what it takes to be successful... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 09:00 - 09:40
Amphitheatre Bleu

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