[ovs-discuss] OVS on VirtualBox?

Guilherme Fernandes stallone3 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 02:15:44 UTC 2010

Hi Justin,

Thanks a lot for the quick response! I'll try it out and report back.

I would still like to hear more details from the people that tried it out
(e.g. does VBox Internal/Host Networking modes also work, etc), but this
should get me started.


On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com> wrote:

> Hi, Guilherme.  I have not personally run OVS with VirtualBox, but we've
> had reports that it works with Linux as the host.  Doing a quick pass
> through their documentation, it appears that you should be able to make it
> work simply by running OVS with bridge compatibility.  This is documented in
> INSTALL.bridge in the distribution.  You can also browse the documentation
> here:
> http://openvswitch.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=openvswitch;a=blob_plain;f=INSTALL.bridge
> If you run into any problems, feel free to send questions to this list.  If
> you get it working, we'd love to hear about that, too!
> --Justin
> On Mar 27, 2010, at 6:43 PM, Guilherme Fernandes wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm interested in creating a virtual dev environment with several pcs and
> a manageable (virtual) switch with VLAN support. I already use VirtualBox
> for some of the machines, so I would like to add OVS into the mix.
> >
> > I've seen a few pages mentioning OVS supports open source VirtualBox, but
> I can find no documentation at all about it. Is the mentioned support being
> that it can be used as a drop-in for VirtualBox's vswitch? If so, is this
> accomplished by just installing OVS on the Linux host where VirtualBox will
> run? Can someone elaborate a little on how they integrate?
> >
> > Thanks a lot in advance,
> > Guilherme
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