[ovs-dev] Fwd: [ovs-discuss] Regarding open-vSwitch errors

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Thu Jan 3 04:49:47 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM, APURVA PATIL <apurvap25 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On establishing the open-vSwitch connection on the host , I have a doubt in
> properly understanding the folloowing problems :
>  I am not getting the networking details how does the host gets Internet
> connectivity even when the eth0 gets an IP of
> Is it  through br0?


> What doe up while specifying eth0 to become specify ?
> How does that actually work?
> And how do the VMs get the Internet connectivity just by enabling the option
> to connect to the bridge during its installation?
> Means how does the VMs also get IP addresses?
>           Networking part is not at all understood.

OVS is operating as a layer 2 switch.  The various IP stacks of the
host and VMs connect to ports on the switch, just like in the physical

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