The OpenStack Networking API has a very fine-grained control over the networking resources made available to cloud users. While this is considered a strength for some use cases, it may also be a source of frustration for users when their primary use case is to get compute-centric workloads up and running quickly.
This presentation will introduce a networking feature also known as 'get-me-a-network'. This feature is designed to automate the basic networking provisioning for OpenStack workloads: rather than letting cloud users handle networking setup steps themselves, nova and neutron coordinate the provisioning of networking resources during the VM boot process, thus making the networking setup transparent.
The presentation will cover which use cases fit for this feature, the community effort behind the design, the development, and the integration of the feature, as well how to further improve it, and build on it to deliver a great user experience.
The new user experience to provide VMs with networking connectivity. The community process to successfully deliver such a feature.