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OpenStack Neutron likes to use some pretty awesome reference IDs for the tenant network objects. You know, helpful strings likeĀ ec43c520-bfc6-43d5-ba2b-d13b4ef5a760. The first time I saw that, I said to myself that is going to be a nightmare when trying to troubleshoot an issue.

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Fortunately, VMware NSX also uses a similar character string when it creates logical switches. If NSX is being used in conjunction with OpenStack Neutron, magic happens. The logical switch is created with a string likeĀ vxw-dvs-9-virtualwire-27-sid-10009-ec43c520-bfc6-43d5-ba2b-d13b4ef5a760.

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A keen eye will have noticed the OpenStack Neutron reference ID is included in the NSX logical switch name!

From there you can reference the NSX Edge virtual machines and see which interface the NSX logical switch is attached to. This tidbit of information proved useful today when I was troubleshooting an issue for a developer and is a piece of information going into my VCDX SOP document.

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Enjoy!

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