Chapter 4. Relationships within the Nuage Networks Provider

4.1. Relationships between entities in the Nuage Networks provider

The different entities in Nuage Networks VSP have relationships between each other. For instance an Enterprise will have multiple Domains, and a Domain will have several Subnets. These relationships are also present in Red Hat CloudForms. Below is a view on the relationships between different entities in Nuage Networks VSP and their counterparts in Red Hat CloudForms.

Figure 4.1. Nuage Networks VSP relationships and their Red Hat CloudForms counterparts.

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When viewing any of the entities in the Nuage Networks Provider, each of these relationships will be visible.

4.2. Nuage Networks Provider relationships with other Providers

The Nuage Networks Provider will automatically try to identify other Cloud Providers to build relationships between entities within the Nuage Networks Provider and the other Cloud Providers.

4.2.1. Current supported relationships

  • VMware vCenter Provider: The Nuage Networks Provider will build a relationship between the Network Ports inside the Provider with the Virtual Machines in the VMware vCenter Provider.
  • OpenStack Provider: The Nuage Networks Provider will build a relationship between the Cloud Subnets inside the Provider with the Networks in the OpenStack Provider.

4.2.2. Future relationships

  • OpenStack Provider: Virtual Machine in OpenStack to Network Ports inside the Nuage Networks Provider.
  • OpenShift Container Platform Provider: Pods in OpenShift to Network Ports inside the Nuage Networks Provider.

4.3. Viewing the relationship between Nuage Networks VSP subnets and OpenStack subnets

The Nuage Networks provider can also show the relationship between Nuage Networks VSP subnets and OpenStack subnets if the OpenStack environment is using the Nuage Networks VSP plugin.

To view this relationship, open the Networks > Topology view. It will show a connection between the Nuage Networks VSP subnet and an OpenStack subnet as seen below.

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