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Revision as of 11:48, 19 November 2014 by Liaowenqi (talk | contribs) (Overview)

Huawei Switch ML2 Driver


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

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


Directory Structure

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


(see https://github.com/huaweiswitch/neutron)

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



Huawei Driver configuration

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

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

  • Edit /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/ml2_conf_huawei.ini:
hostaddr =
username = admin
password = password
portname = 10GE1/0/1

  • 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

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