[ovs-discuss] OVS and VirtualBox

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Oct 13 16:38:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 10:00:13AM +0200, Zoltán Lajos Kis wrote:
> I have a setup, where VirtualBox VM's are connected via a VDE
> switch[1]. According to the HotNets '09 paper [2] OVS emulates the VDE
> interfaces. So what I am trying to do is to replace the VDE switch
> with an OVS one. Is there some documentation available on how to do
> this? Has anyone experimented with this?

OVS did have experimental support for replacing VDE, but it didn't ever
get merged into mainline.  We still have the branch, but it is over a
year out-of-date.  If you want it, we can probably pass it along; I'll
ask about that.

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