[ovs-discuss] pvid-like functionnality

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Aug 23 19:50:37 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 09:48:24PM +0200, Madko wrote:
> My VM has a nic, eth0, which is used to boot via PXE. This boot
> process can't use VLAN. So I can use a tag on the port on which eth0
> is linked? The same tag will be set on the port of the boot server.
> Therefor this two port will be allowed to communicate. But if my eth0
> after the boot process needs to acces some other vlans, I can't use
> trunk? How do I deal with this case?
> In real life we set the port as a trunk and define all the vlans the
> port needs to access, and among thoses vlans we choose one to be the
> default if the frame is not tagged. Anything like this in openvswitch?

I understand now.

This is not yet implemented in Open vSwitch, but it is on my list of
things to do at some point.  It should be straightforward.

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