Best Quantum plugin or OpenStack approach for controlling a switch
Is there a more elaborate description of current approaches for controlling switches via Quantum or OpenStack? Take the simple case of just needing to configure VLANs for the various VM's that were created via OpenStack. Would you create a plugin that translated the Quantum APIs to the vendor specific commands for the switch? Would you try to use OpenFlow? If you used OpenFlow would you use the OpenVSwitch plugin or go OpenFlow directly to the switch? Or is there some other mechanism of writing a module for OpenStack itself to talk to the switches?
Is that the expected method going forward to be able to control switches via Quantum?
Is there a list of Quantum plugins already developed or under development? I now the git code has the plugin dir but just wondering about other plugins not in there yet.
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