The details related to how a package should be installed may depend on your environment.

If you use pip, the following will install the networking-bgpvpn package::

$ pip install networking-bgpvpn


The service plugin is enabled in Neutron, by adding to the list of enabled service plugins in /etc/neutron/neutron.conf. For instance:

service_plugins =,

The BGPVPN driver to use is then specified in /etc/neutron/networking_bgpvpn.conf, for instance:

service_provider =

A given driver may require additional package to work; the driver section provides detailed installation information for each specific driver.


API Policy for the BGPVPN service plugin can be controlled via the standard policy framework.

When pip is used to install the package, a default policy file is installed at /etc/neutron/policy.d/bgpvpn.conf.

Database setup

The DB tables for networking-bgpvpn are created and upgraded with:

neutron-db-manage --config-file /etc/neutron/neutron.conf --subproject networking-bgpvpn upgrade


You can easily test the bgpvpn service plugin with devstack, by adding the following line to your local.conf:

enable_plugin networking-bgpvpn git://

Or the following if you want a specific branch or version (example for Mitaka):

enable_plugin networking-bgpvpn git:// stable/mitaka

By default, the service driver will use a dummy driver, that only responds to API calls, and stores datas in the database. If you want to test a fully functional driver with devstack, you can configure the bagpipe driver with its devstack plugin (see BaGPipe driver).

Detailed information on how to use other drivers is provided in the documentation for each of these drivers.