[ovs-discuss] OpenVswitch first try

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Jun 1 17:57:40 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 08:51:40PM +0300, Nikos Bregiannis wrote:
> Isn't this the purpose of the openVswitch ? To connect machines in virtual
> environments?
> I mean the vswitch deamon should be run in a virtual machine, not in the
> main host. Am i right ?

Yes, a primary purpose of Open vSwitch is to connect machines in virtual
environments.  But it does not make much sense to run Open vSwitch in a
VM (other than a "Dom0" or other supervisory VM), except for testing
purposes, because then you are just adding another layer to an existing
virtual switch.  It is as if you connected two physical computers to one
another by chaining three switches together with cables, instead of just
using a single switch.

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