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Revision as of 02:40, 19 November 2014 by Liaowenqi (talk | contribs) (Prerequisites)


Huawei ML2 Mechanism Driver implement ML2 Plugin Mechanism Driver API. This driver can manage all types of Huawei switches. For further details, please refer to Huawei OpenStack Deployment Guide provided by Huawei.

Note: Initial version of this driver supports single network type and multi-segmented networks.


  • RDO install OpenStack Icehouse for CentOS6.5
  • Install the ncclient Python library for NETCONF client on the Neutron server

Directory Structure

The Huawei Neutron ML2 Driver can be downloaded from the repository located at:


This repository represents code that will be put into the huawei directory as:



Step 1:

Edit /etc/neutron/neutron.conf: core_plugin = ml2

Step 2:

Edit /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/ml2_conf.ini: type_drivers = vlan tenant_network_types = vlan mechanism_drivers = openvswitch,huawei

Step 3:

Edit /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/ml2_conf_huawei.ini: hostaddr = Switch IP address username = admin password = password portname = Switch port name

Step 4:

Start the neutron service by providing the relevant configuration files: cd <neutron_path> && python <neutron_path>/bin/neutron-server --config-file /etc/neutron/neutron.conf --config-file /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/ml2_conf.ini --config-file /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/ml2_conf_huawei.ini

Step 5:

Finally, restart neutron-server: service neutron-server restart