[ovs-discuss] problems about openvswitch

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Wed Apr 21 09:40:28 UTC 2010

Ben already answered these questions a couple of times:


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On Apr 20, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Xin Wang wrote:

> Hello,
> I have installed openvswitch on VMware (linux system), and I followed the instruction to replace it for a linux kernel bridge. 
> mmm at ubuntu:~/openvswitch-0.99.2$ cat /etc/ovs-vswitchd.conf
> bridge.bri.port=bri
> bridge.bri.port=eth0
> mmm at ubuntu:~/openvswitch-0.99.2
> However, after setting up the bridge and interface, the internet connection in VMware seems down because I can not open any website through firefox in VMware. I have no idea what the problem is.
> And last time I asked this question, you replied me as follow:
> "You need to move your IP address from eth0 to bri.  The switch will take the packets from eth0 before they make it to the IP stack, which is why you have the local port."
> But I still don't know the exact steps how to switch the IP address, could ypou give me a more specified instruction.
> And more, in "ovs-vsctl" , could you tell me about the differences between "bridge" and "fake bridge"  and the differences between "port" and "interface", and how to config them, Thank you!
> Best regards,
> Xin
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