[ovs-discuss] Fail getting started with openvswitch

Jean Baptiste FAVRE openvswitch at jbfavre.org
Sat Jun 5 09:25:11 UTC 2010

So, I can keep my current OS network configuration and just add
OpenvSwitch above it (ie, register my bridges into Open vsWitch) ?

Made some tries this morning, keeping my network configuration untouched.
First added my LAN bridge: that works.
Then I tried adding my WAN bridge, which did not work yesterday, and it
works (?!?).

But, I just figured I was trying to work with brcompat_mod, but without
brcompatd (saying that, it could be an idea to remove brcompat_mod if
you don't ship brcompatd in Debian).

So, now that my open vSwitch seems to works fine, I'll be able to
discover it.


On 05/06/2010 03:31, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Jean Baptiste FAVRE
> <openvswitch at jbfavre.org> wrote:
>> Ok so I just have to define my bond0 and bond1 interface in
>> /etc/network/interfaces ?
>> Then, I have to setup an IP address to bond0 and bond1 so that I can
>> reach my server.
>> But finally, won't I have issues when Open vSwitch creates my bridge and
>> add my bond interface in ?
>> Before Open vSwitch install, I used to have IP address setted up on my
>> bridges, not bond interfaces and I just wonder if network will still work.
> You can use your bond0 and bond1 interfaces, or you can use the OVS bonding
> feature, which is implemented entirely in Open vSwitch and does not
> use the Linux
> kernel bonding.
> Normal practice under OVS is also to configure the IP address only on
> the bridges.

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