Chapter 4. Network considerations

The undercloud host requires at least the following networks:

  • Provisioning network - Provides DHCP and PXE boot functions to help discover bare-metal systems for use in the overcloud.
  • External network - A separate network for remote connectivity to all nodes. The interface connecting to this network requires a routable IP address, either defined statically, or dynamically through an external DHCP service.

The minimal overcloud network configuration includes:

  • Single NIC configuration - One NIC for the Provisioning network on the native VLAN and tagged VLANs that use subnets for the different overcloud network types.
  • Dual NIC configuration - One NIC for the Provisioning network and the other NIC for the External network.
  • Dual NIC configuration - One NIC for the Provisioning network on the native VLAN and the other NIC for tagged VLANs that use subnets for the different overcloud network types.
  • Multiple NIC configuration - Each NIC uses a subnet for a different overcloud network type.

For more information on the networking requirements, see Networking requirements.