# Network Peers configuration¶

Network peers allow the creation of routing relationships between two OVN networks. This allows for traffic between those two networks to stay within the OVN subsystem rather than having to transit via the uplink network.

Both networks in the peering are required to complete a setup step to ensure that the peering is mutual.

E.g.

lxc network peer create <local_network> foo <target_project/target_network> --project=local_network
lxc network peer create <target_network> foo <local_project/local_network> --project=target_project


If either the project or network name specified in the peer setup step is incorrect, the user will not get an error from the command explaining that the respective project/network does not exist. This is to prevent a user in a different project from being able to discover whether a project and network exists.

## Properties¶

The following are network peer properties:

Property

Type

Required

Description

name

string

yes

Name of the Network Peer on the local network

description

string

no

Description of Network Peer

config

string set

no

Config key/value pairs (Only user.* custom keys supported)

ports

port list

no

Network forward port list

target_project

string

yes

Which project the target network exists in (required at create time).

target_network

string

yes

Which network to create a peer with (required at create time).

status

string

Status indicates if pending or created (mutual peering exists with the target network).