Cloned from launchpad blueprint https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/retargetable-functional-testing.
The current Neutron unit test suite contains a large number of tests that are actually functional - they exercise almost the full application stack through the Neutron REST API. There is also large overlap between these tests and the tests of the Neutron API managed in the Tempest repo. This blueprint proposes to refactor tests in both trees so that there can be one set of 'retargetable' API tests written to an abstract client interface. By varying the concrete client implementation, it should be possible for a given retargetable API test to run in the Neutron test suite against the programmatic plugin api, and for the same test to run in the Tempest test suite against a live Neutron service.
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This was originally cloned from the upstream blueprint. Closing for now as there is no special reason to track it on Red Hat bugzilla.