[ovs-discuss] A few question and experience about Open vSwitch

Martin Casado casado at nicira.com
Mon Oct 5 16:35:06 UTC 2009


In response to your first question, ovs contains remote interfaces for 
managing the configuration state and the forwarding state (see 
http://www.openflowswitch.org/ for details on the switch control 
protocol).  These are sufficient for creating a logical switch 
abstraction across multiple physical servers.


> I'm interrested in Open vSwitch. But after reading and playing a bit with it, I have still a question.
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> The README (http://openvswitch.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=openvswitch;a=blob_plain;f=README;hb=HEAD) talk about distribution across several phys servers:
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>> In addition to exposing standard control and visibility
>> interfaces to the virtual networking layer, it was designed to support
>> distribution across multiple physical servers
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> I don't see how Open vSwitch can do that ? Is it a future feature ?
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> I've also try to make some test and it fails so far. I wanted to had a bonding (eth0 + eth1 mode 1) into an Open vSwitch configuration. As soon as I add the bonding into the switch, I cannot reach the server. No interface answer any request. But all works OK without adding a bonding. I tried on Centos 5.3.
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